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As an entertainer whose professional career spans over four decades, Rusty has performed with theatre companies across the country including the American premier of the musical Enter the Guardsman Off-Broadway. Some of his favorite roles include Don Quixote in Man of LaMancha, Georges in La Cage Aux Folles, Harold Hill in Music Man and Emile De Becque in South Pacific with the Phoenix Symphony, Father Flynn in Doubt, Joe Pitt in Angels in America (Parts I & II) and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol.  Other theatre highlights include All the More To Love, No Way to Treat a Lady, Curtains, Spitfire Grill, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Time Stands Still.  He was the Producing Artistic Director for the Actors Group, producing Bent, The Grapes of Wrath, Love! Valour! Compassion! and David’s Mother.  Rusty is also a theatre director and has directed at Theater Works, Fountain Hills Theatre, Mesa Encore Theatre, Arizona Opera, Chandler Center for the Arts and Phoenix Theatre.  He has recorded two CD’s and also sings in numerous churches, concerts, conventions, galas and private parties throughout the Valley.

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RESUME

THEATRE (Musical) HIGHLIGHTS

La Cage Aux Folles                            Georges                                      Phoenix Theatre, AZ 

Spitfire Grill                                      Caleb                                        Phoenix Theatre, AZ

No Way to Treat a Lady                       Kit                                            Phoenix Theatre, AZ

All the More to Love                           Man #2                                     Phoenix Theatre, AZ (World Premier)

Curtains                                              Lieutenant Cioffi                      Phoenix Theatre, AZ

Enter the Guardsman                          Wigmaster/                         Off-Broadway & (US Premier)                                           Playwright (understudy)            N.J Shakespeare Festival 

My Way                                               Man #1                                    Phoenix Theatre, AZ 

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change     Man #2                               Phoenix Theatre, AZ 

A Christmas Carol                                Bob Cratchit                              Actors Theatre, Phx

Man of LaMancha                               Quixote/Cervantes                          Phoenix Theatre, AZ

Kuni-Leml                                         Kuni-Leml                                     Arizona Jewish Theatre 

Fiddler on the Roof                            Motel                                             Arizona Jewish Theatre

They’re Playing Our Song                   Vernon                                           Arizona Jewish Theatre

 

THEATRE (Non-Musical) HIGHLIGHTS

Hamlet                            King Claudius                    Southwest Shakespeare Company, AZ

The Tempest                   Antonio                             Southwest Shakespeare Company, AZ

Good People         Mike Dillon         Actors Theatre, Phoenix

Time Stands Still                   James                          Actors Theatre, Phoenix

Circle Mirror Transformation    Schultz                        Actors Theatre, Phoenix

Doubt: A Parable                    Father Flynn                 Actors Theatre, Phoenix

Angels in America (Parts I and II)        Joe Pitt              Actors Theatre, Phoenix

Talley’s Folly                                         Mat                  Arizona Jewish Theatre 

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me         One Man Show   Davis Productions, AZ

Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas           Various Roles           Mill Mountain Theatre, VA

Ghetto                                                Srulik                     Phoenix Theatre, AZ 

Love! Valour! Compassion!                 John/James              The Actors Group, AZ

Bent                                                   Max                         The Actors Group, AZ

The Shadow Box                                  Brian                      In Mixed Company, AZ

 

CONCERTS / MUSICAL WORKSHOPS / STAGED READINGS  

All The More To Love                               Laguna Playhouse, Laguna, CA &Phoenix Theatre, AZ  

Sacagawea                 William Clark          Goodwill Theatre, Binghamton, NY   

Quiltmaker’s Gift          King                      Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

Unstoppable Me                                        Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ

South Pacific             Emile De Becque       Phoenix Symphony, AZ

Music Man                Harold Hill                  Phoenix Symphony, AZ

Suite from Sacagawea     William Clark        Diablo Symphony, Concord, CA

Rogers & Hammerstein Concert with Phoenix Symphony    Wickenburg, AZ                     

 

DIRECTING /  PRODUCING

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change                      Fountain Hills Theatre, AZ

Riders of the Purple Sage (Staged Opera Workshop)    Arizona Opera, AZ

Oliver! Mesa Encore Theatre, AZ

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Fountain Hills Theatre, AZ

Best of Both Worlds                                          Chandler Center for the Arts, AZ

 

Producing Director and Founder of The Actors Group, producing Bent, The Grapes of Wrath, David’s Mother, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Coming Attractions.