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These fine individuals have graced the stage at Chanticleer
and have moved on in successful careers.

Terry Kiser

An Omahan, Terry is a graduate from the University of Kansas in Engineering and was working for the Cornhusker Paving Company when he became interested in stage work. His development in Metro theater was meteoric. He appeared in a variety of leading roles at the Omaha Playhouse;- “Fool’s Paradise,” “Write Me A Murder” and “Come Blow Your Horn.” In 1963 he starred on stage for the short-lived Actor’s Summer Stock Theater in “Under the Yum Yum Tree.”

In Winter of 1964, Terry took the role of Edmund in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” in the opening production at the “new” Chanticleer Theatre and subsequently in “Wonderful Town” here. Broadway was his next calling where he was featured in several productions on the Great White Way, chief among them being “Shelter” which ran from January 22 through March 16 of 1973.

A restless move to Hollywood launched Terry in literally dozens of TV shows and movies, beginning with roles in “The Doctors,” “Night Court” and “Three's Company.” His breakthrough in movies came in the Paul Newman production of “Rachael, Rachael” (1968) and for TV, his performer’s role in Carol Burnett’s “Carol & Company..” (1990). Perhaps his most popular film hit was “Weekend At Bernie’s,” (1989), playing a dead man through 90% of the script.

For TV, he’s appeared in “Night Court,” “Three’s Company,” “WKRP in Cincinnati,” “All In the Family,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Hawaii Five-O” among others. Filmography includes “Friday the 13th, Part VII,” “Sevano’s Seven,” “Rich Kids” and “Six Pack,” to name just a few.  Most recently you may have seen him on the screen in “See Jane Run” (2001) and “Flamingo Dreams” (2000). As well as in “Will & Grace” as Carl, the porn movie producer.  Terry Lives in the Telluride, Colorado area..  (Submitted 01/2004)

Jane McIver  
Rhonda Lake  

Rhonda's favorite memories at Chanticleer include playing the role of Flora in The Innocents (at the age of 10) under the direction of Norm Filbert, an amazing mentor. She loved all of the volunteer time and knowledge gained but especially loved running the spotlight for “Company.” (What a cast - that was theatre in its glory.)

Rhonda currently works as the Marketing Director for the Fulton Opera House in Historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Fulton is the oldest continually operating professional theatre in the United States celebrating 151 years of entertainment. This regional Equity theatre was originally blessed by the presence of W.C. Fields, Ethel Barrymore and Houdini to name a few of its illustrious luminaries. In 2003, Rhonda was the NYC casting director for the recent World Premiere of “The French Lieutenant's Woman.” Visit us at www.atthefulton.org.

Previous to the Fulton, she was the Managing Director and Education Director of the Lincoln Community Playhouse, in Lincoln, NE. In Lincoln, she directed numerous innovative family theatre productions. Among her favorites were “Winnie the Pooh”, “Pinochio” (using only Legos,) the World Premiere of “Bugsy Malone, Jr.”, “Once On This Island, Jr.”, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”, “Babes In Toyland”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “The Reluctant Dragon”, Chicago-based Lifeline’s version of the hilarious “The Story Of Ferdinand” and “Honk!” Visit www.lincolnplayhouse.com to see production photos.

In the 80's, she spent all of her time acting in New York City - highlighted by one season on NBC’s "Tattingers" with Stephen Collins, Mary Beth Hurt, Blythe Danner and Jerry Stiller; CBS’s "The Equalizer” with Edward Woodward; HBO Pilots; ABC Soaps (“All My Children” and “Loving”); NBC "Private Sessions" with Mike Farrell; numerous national commercials and industrials; and the Musical Theatre Workshop Productions at NYU. She was the Artistic Director/Owner of "A Children's Stage", one of NYC’s few family theatres.

Rhonda is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, American Association Theatre Educators, ASSITEJ, American Association of Community Theatre, Lincoln Rotary #14, Leadership Lincoln Class XVI (2001.) Rhonda loved her experiences at Chanticleer and can still smell the grease paint. The Chanticleer and its community are the best! Please continue to give all of your time, love and $$$ support to the Chanticleer Theatre, food for the soul.

Dick (Johnson) Christie

Dick Christie of Hollywood still has family and friends in Omaha, Nebraska that he visits on occasion. Especially when the Huskers are in Home Game mode. Born in Long Beach, California, his family moved to the Cornhusker State when his father retired from a career in the Service. After obtaining a degree in theater arts from the University of Nebraska, Dick stayed on at his Alma Mater to teach both theater and photography, performing evenings at various local theaters. Having appeared on stage at the University, he also was involved at the Omaha Playhouse and the Firehouse Dinner Theater, where a leading role in “Play It Again Sam” gave him the Equity name in place of the ubiquitous Dick Johnson. For Chanticleer, Dick appeared in “Tea and Sympathy,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “Little Me,” “Dark of the Moon,” “The Importance of Being Ernest” and “Boys in the Band,”

At that point, a flip of the coin sent him to L.A. where he immediately was involved as featured guest on such top rated TV series as “Hart To Hart,” “The Waltons” and “Newhart.” His featured film work includes “Ace Crawford, Private Eye” and “Enola Gay,” as well as “Honky Tonk Freeway” (1981) and “Any Which Way You Can” (1980).

He produced “P.S. You Cat Is Dead” for which he received the Drama-League Critics Award and wrote the final episode of “Welcome Back, Kotter.” He was also involved in a variety of national TV commercials, including Bud Light.

In September of 1985, Dick was cast in a leading role in “Small Wonder,” a youthful comedy which continued internationally through February of 1989. As a writer, Dick’s “Molly” come to the screen starring Elizabeth Shue. He returned to rewrite “Charlie’s Wake” as a stage play and directed it for the University of Nebraska in Omaha.  Dick currently has several additional scripts in stages of preparation for film.  A versatile and talented actor, writer and producer, Dick is also an avid golfer, football fan and Corvette aficionado. (submitted 01/2004)

Nancy Bounds  
Randy Pflug (SAG Name Randy James)

Randy Pflug. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, first surfaced on the Chanticleer theater scene in 1978, playing the disturbed boy in “Equus.”, after doing numerous play at Omaha’s Norton Theatre, including “Each of These Landlords”,” Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “The Miser”, and “Lady from the Sea”. He also played Lysander in the first Shakespeare on the Green production of “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream”. From there, he participated in the first Season of Omaha’s Upstairs Dinner Theater production of “Sunday In New York.” Two years later (1980) he was invited back from L.A. to that theater as the young lead in “Tribute” along with Norm Filbert.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1979, he immediately became involved in local theater, designing the sound for the David James (no relation) November production of the Los Angeles Revival of “Hair”.

For several years he managed an auto parts store, then in 1988 began doing background (extra) work in film and T.V., being featured in such shows as “Hunter”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “The Hunt for Red October”, “Cheers”, and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”.
In 1993, he signed on with the Star Trek spin-off of “Deep Space Nine” and was employed there through its entire seven year run till April of ’99, as a full time stand in and occasional, on camera, supporting character (Starfleet Security). He had speaking parts in 3 epidodes: “Dramatis Personae” (as Randy Pflug), “Time’s Orphan”, and “Chrysalis”.

Since then, he was a stand in on TV’s “Roswell”, “Baby Bob” and has done background work on “ER” and “Scrubs”  As of this writing , he has just completed standing in on the film “Dying Gaul". Randy is still in LA, fighting the creative employment battle. (submitted 01/2004)

Dave Wingert  
Kevyn Morrow  
Bill Marshall  
Eric Potter
I've been living in NYC for 5 years and have been very fortunate to be working since. Soon after moving to the city I booked the international tour of Nickelodeon's Rugrats- A Live Adventure. I got my equity card from the show and spent the next 2 1/2 years traveling all over the world including all of the US, Mexico, the UK and Australia. Shortly after my return, I joined the company of the Off-Broadway hit "Naked Boys Singing," as the Entertainer, a role I have been performing for 4 years. Meanwhile- my producers have been kind enough to let me do other shows during my Off-Broadway run. I recently did the revival of "Hair" in LA starring Sam Harris and Steven Weber- which was scheduled to come to Broadway- but in a bittersweet twist of fate- was cancelled due to a contractual disagreement with the show's author.

This past summer I traveled all over the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, The Czech Republic & Switzerland in the European tour of Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Baayork Lee. Superstar is one of my favorite shows and I fulfilled a personal dream by understudying and performing the role of Judas. I have also enjoyed performing in various Broadway Community benefits and performances including The annual Gypsy of the Year competition, Easter Bonnet competition, Broadway Bares, and the recent New York City premiere of Children of Eden. I currently live in the Times Square/Hell's Kitchen area of Manhattan with my dog Bodhi. I look forward to continuing my career here in New York and would like to send a hello & my sincere gratitude to everyone in the Omaha & Council Bluffs theater community for giving me such great opportunities and wonderful memories. I am certainly not a Broadway star, but a working actor who is truly happy to be doing what I have always wanted to do. Please feel free to check out my web site and drop me a line to say Hi! Eric Potter www.ericpotternyc.com   (submitted 12/2003)

Jeremy Johnston 
Rob Urbanati 
Rob Urbinati served as a Theatre Consultant for Home Box Office in New York City in the mid-eighties. Leaving the city in 1989, he received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre and directed over 40 productions in Maine, Nebraska, Iowa, Oregon and Washington. In the local area he has staged productions for the Blue Barn, the Firehouse and Upstairs Dinner Theaters, the Circle Theatre, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, the Bellevue Little Theatre, the Norton, UNO, the Lied Center, Dana and Doane Colleges and here, for Chanticleer, “On Golden Pond” in 1988.

 Returning to New York in 1995, he received a Fellowship from the Drama League and became a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. On the East Coast, Rob has directed dozens of productions for the Lincoln Center Showcase, Julliard, the 78th Street Theatre Lab, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Connelly Theater in Manhattan and  the Andy Warhol Theater in Pittsburg.

 He has directed the premier of several productions,  including “Griller,” Eric Bogosian’s new play, as well as a workshop production, his own first play as a writer, “Hazelwood Jr. High” for the Directors Company. Videotaped for the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, a scene from the script is published  in Smith and Kraus’s “Best Stage Scenes from 2000.” The screenplay is under option for a feature film.

 Elsewhere around the country, Rob has worked in Colorado and Oregon, as well as at Bloomburg University, Concordia College, the University of Oregon and New York University.

 He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.  (submitted 03/2004)

Patrick Hazel  
Andy Carl  
James Tobey
   James is a Chanticleer Alumni who is trying to leap to the big time by moving to Hollywood and pursuing a career as an actor. Since January of 2006 he has appeared in speaking roles on "The Chelsea Handler Show" on E! and "American Misfits" on FUEL. He has also worked as a background actor on "Monk", "What About Brian?", "My Name is Earl", "Invasion", "Las Vegas", "NCIS", "Close to Home", numerous pilots and the Billy Bob Thorton movie "Mr. Woodcock". James began his Chanticleer career as a Muleteer in "Man of LaMancha" and appeared on stage in "The Odd Couple", "The Man Who Came to Dinner", "South Pacific", "La Cage aux Folles", "Sunday in the Park With George" and directed "Private Lives" and "Deathtrap".

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