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Murder for Two Cast

  • Jeff Blumenkrantz

    Jeff Blumenkrantz as The Suspects

    Blumenkrantz performed on Broadway in Into the Woods (1987), Threepenny Opera (1989), Damn Yankees (1994), How to Succeed in Business… (1995) and A Class Act (2001), as well as Off-Broadway in Murder for Two (Lortel Award nomination) and in the City Center Encores production of Anyone Can Whistle. His regional theater credits include productions at La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Kennedy Center, Long Wharf, and Asolo. On camera, Jeff can be seen in 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Will and Grace, Law and Order and the PBS telecasts of the New York Philharmonic concerts of Sweeney Todd and Candide. Also a musical theater composer/lyricist, Jeff received a Tony Award nomination as one of the co-writers of the score of Urban Cowboy. He is the recipient of the 2011 Fred Ebb Award as well as commissions from Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Guggenheim Works and Process. Most recently, he released a CD titled I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz, featuring his jazz songs and arrangements. His songs have been recorded by Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Rebecca Luker and Victoria Clark, among others. To hear Jeff’s music, check out The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast by visiting either iTunes or jeffblumenkrantz.com. 
     


  • Brett Ryback

    Brett Ryback as Marcus

    Brett Ryback is an actor, composer and playwright based in Los Angeles. He originated the role of Marcus Off-Broadway in Murder for Two at Second Stage and New World Stages. His recent TV/Film appearances include: Modern Family, How I Met Your Mother, House and the Coen Brother’s upcoming film, Hail, Caesar! Regional theatre credits include: The History Boys (Ahmanson); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mark Taper Forum); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop of Horrors, Broadway Bound (La Mirada); and the world premieres of The Prince of Atlantis, Dr. Cerberus (South Coast Rep) and Upright Grand (Theatreworks, Palo Alto). His plays and musicals include: Liberty Inn: The Musical (Ovation nominations Best Book, Best Music/Lyrics); Darling (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, Featured on NBC’s The Apprentice); The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter (Best Musical, Pasadena  Weekly) and The Many Selves of Mia Scott. He was commissioned to write music for Just a Little Critter Musical for First Stage Milwaukee, which will premiere in February 2016, and this past winter he was invited to participate in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed to develop his latest project Passing Through. www.brettryback.com