Catherine Russell as Margaret Brent
Catherine Russell, dubbed the "Cal Ripken of Broadway" by People Magazine, originated the role of Margaret Brent and has played every performance but four since the play opened in April of 1987 which recently earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records.
She debuted Off-Broadway in 1980 as Nicola Davies in Stephen Poliakoff's City Sugar and has also appeared Off-Broadway in Miss Shumann's Quartet, A Resounding Twinkle, The Award And Other Plays and Creeps. She has also appeared in New York as Masha in Three Sisters, Rose in Incommunicado, Edie in The Lunch Girls, Missy in Home On The Range, and Cathy Cakes in Inserts. While performing in Perfect Crime, she has also managed to appear on-stage (after 10:30pm or on her nights off) in The Queen of the Parting Shot, Pas de Deux, Stages, I'll See You In Hell, Guardian Star and, most recently, Some Enchanted Evening as well as several films including Soundman and Remedy.
She teaches acting at NYU, is the General Manager of the Theater, and is also one of the executive producers of The Fantasticks, playing downstairs in the Jerry Orbach Theater. She dedicates her performances to the memory of her beloved dog Clementine, who, like her "mother" almost never missed a performance of Perfect Crime.
Grant Aleksander as Inspector Ascher
Grant Aleksander is a four time Emmy nominated actor who is best known for his long running character, Phillip Spaulding on The Guiding Light. Other daytime roles include Alec McIntyre on All My Children, and D.J. Phillips on Capitol. Television credits also include the pilot, Dark Mansions, produced by Aaron Spelling, and guest spots on: Life on Mars, Who’s the Boss?, Hardcastle and Mccormick and The Fall Guy. Film credits include, Fields of Freedom, Big Bad Swim and Tough Guys. Grant recently starred in the web-series Tainted Dreams which is currently airing on Amazon Prime Video.
A stage actor at heart, Grant was last seen as Dirk in Mary, Mary at the Cape May Stage. Other theatrical credits include: Night at the Sullivan Theater in New York City, Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Lenfest Center in Virginia, Wilson at the Phil Bosakowski Theater in New York City. He also played Brick in Cat of a Hot Tin Roof, opposite his wife at the Baltimore Actors Theater.
Grant, who trained at NYU School of the Arts and Circle in the Square, is also an accomplished director. He began his directing career on All My Children and then directed on As the World Turns. He has also directed several stage productions around the country. A vegetarian and dedicated animal lover, Grant lives in New York City with his wife Sherry Ramsey an attorney and author, together with their spoiled rotten rescue animals.
David Butler as W. Harrison Brent
David Butler has performed for many years in film, television and on New York and regional stages. Some theater productions include Criminal Hearts at Stamford Theatre Works; American Buffalo, Talk Radio, Glengarry Glen Ross and Fool for Love at The New City Theater; Burn This, Speed the Plow and Habitation of Dragons, written and directed by Horton Foote, at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, among many others. He has also helped develop a variety of new and original works, including The Woodsman at The Actors Studio Theater; Dead Father’s Club at the Performing Garage and The Einstein Project at Theatre of the First Amendment in Washington DC. Television credits include Law and Order; America’s Most Wanted; Law and Order: Criminal Intent; Third Watch; National Lampoon’s Seven Deadly Sins: Thy Neighbor’s Wife, directed by Denis Leary, and appearances on several soaps, including One Life to Live and Days of our Lives. Film credits include The Professional, Cop Land, New Jersey Drive, Night and the City, Silence of the Lambs; Night of the Living Dead, The Dark Half, and the original Dawn of the Dead – all directed by George Romero. Special Thanks to Warren.
Patrick Noonan as Lionel McAuley
Patrick is happy to have joined the cast of Perfect Crime. Other Off-Broadway credits include Shear Madness (Davenport Theatre) and Almost, Maine (Daryl Roth Theatre). Some favorite roles are Edgar in The Mystery Of Irma Vep (Florida Studio Theatre), Charlie in On Golden Pond (GEVA Theatre Center), and Murray in The Odd Couple (Cape Playhouse). His TV credits include The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Orange Is The New Black, Homeland, Mindhunter, Friends From College, and Law and Order. Look for him next spring in another Netflix series, Seven Seconds.
Patrick Robustelli as David Breuer
Robustelli appears on video tape in Perfect Crime, but he has been working on Broadway since he was fifteen years old selling orange juice and lemonade at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. He then moved next door to the Edison Hotel where he performed behind the desk for 24 years. Recently he appeared as Tom's voice in the Off Broadway play Guardian Star and is looking forward to actually appearing on-stage in person in his next show. He is dedicating his performance to the memory of his mother Helen, who worked on Broadway for fifty years as head usherette at the Royale Theatre.