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Mays, Susan Lyons & Michael Arden

JEFFERSON MAYS (Performer / Adaptor)
Jefferson Mays has appeared at Geffen Playhouse in I Am My Own Wife and Yes, Prime Minister! Broadway credits are OsloA Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderThe Best ManI Am My Own WifePygmalionJourney’s End and Of Thee I Sing. Off-Broadway, he has performed in Measure for MeasureLydie BreezeQuills and many more. Regional credits include My Fair LadyRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadThe Importance of Being EarnestThe Cherry OrchardTartuffeTwelfth NightMacbethHamletThe Winter’s Tale and Peter Pan. Film and television credits include the upcoming I Am the Night and the Coen brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Inherent ViceRebel in the RyeI am MichaelThe Notorious Bettie PageUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe AmericansMildred PierceLaw & Order: SVUNurse JackieThe Closer and Dolley Madison. Awards include Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desks, Obies, Outer Critic’s Circle, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, Theatre World, Drama League, Jefferson, Drama-logue and Helpmann. Mays received his B.A. from Yale College and an M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego. He is married to Susan Lyons.

After graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, Susan worked extensively in theater, film, television and radio, playing a wide range of leading roles with all the major companies. She was awarded the Marten Bequest in 1993. Married to Jefferson Mays, she directed him in the national and international tours of I Am My Own Wife.

MICHAEL ARDEN (Director / Adaptor)
Michael Arden began his theater career at age ten playing Tiny Tim in the Midland Community Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol in Midland, Texas. He is humbled to be working with the singular Jefferson Mays and all the incredible artists and technicians—including his longtime friend and collaborator Dane Laffrey—on this reimagining of Charles Dickens’ masterpiece. Past directing credits include Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), Once on This Island (Tony nomination and the 2018 winner of Best Revival of a Musical), The Pride, Merrily We Roll Along, My Fair Lady and Annie at the Hollywood Bowl. He hopes Scrooge’s visitations might inspire us all to lead more honest, empathetic and benevolent lives. God bless us, every one! @michaelarden