Actors & Actresses

Peggy Roeder

Actress Peggy has appeared at Players as Ruthie in Making God Laugh, Sister Clarissa in Over the Tavern, Madame Armfelt in A Little Night Music and  Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret.  She recently finished You Can’t Take It With You at the Asolo Repertory Theatre.   She has worked at all major theatres in Chicago earning  four Jeff Awards, three After Dark Awards, and three …

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James Rank

Actor James returns to Peninsula Players where he was last seen as Fredric in A Little Night Music. Other credits include Kromow in The Merry Widow and Cord Elam in Oklahoma! at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Morrell in A Minister’s Wife and Kodaly in She Loves Me at Writers’ Theatre of Glencoe, Sam in The American Dreams Songbook (Jeff Award Winner) at Next Theater, Grand Hotel (The Baron); It’s …

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Naama Friedman

Actress Naama is excited to make her Peninsula Players debut in Sunday in the Park with George. An eighth-grader, Naama is in her eighth year of piano study and is a competitive runner on her school’s cross-country team as well as a member of the Girl’s Ensemble. She recently performed the role of Ermengarde in the …

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Brandon Dahlquist

Actor Brandon happily returns to Peninsula Players after appearing in Murder on the Nile and Lombardi last season. Dahlquist played Thomas Jefferson in Frank Galati’s production of 1776 at The Asolo Repertory Theatre to be reprised this fall at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Favorite Chicago credits include A Little Night Music (Writers’ Theatre-Jefferson Nomination) Oh, Coward (Writers’ Theatre-Jefferson Award); Knute Rockne: All American—(Jefferson Nomination);The …

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McKinley Carter

Actress  McKinley is pleased to return to Peninsula Players where she was most recently seen in A Little Night Music, Panic and Comic Potential. Other Pen Players productions include, Into the Woods, The Taffetas, Over the River and Through the Woods, See How They Run and A Perfect Wedding. A Chicago actor and singer, her recent credits include: Julius Caesar and Sunday in the Park With George, Chicago …

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Paul Slade Smith

Actor Paul Slade Smith is happy to return to Peninsula Players Theatre, where he appeared last year in The Nerd, Murder on the Nile, and as Amos (“Mr.Cellophane”) in Chicago. He comes directly to Door County from Totem Pole Playhouse in Pennsylvania, where he appeared as Frederick in Noises Off. His other credits include the national tours of Wicked …

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Noah Simon

Actor Noah has been acting on Chicago stages since 1997. In that time he has worked with Goodman Theatre, A Red Orchid, The Hypocrites, Defiant, American Theatre Company and Strawdog Theatre Co. among many others. From 2007 to 2010 he was the director and producer of The Game Show Show and Stuff, a live interactive …

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Molly Glynn

Actress Molly is delighted to join Peninsula Players for her first season. Other credits include: Middletown, Orange Flower Water, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Odd Couple, Permanent Collection (Northlight Theatre); The Uneasy Chair (Writers’ Theatre); Maple and Vine, The Boarding House (Next Theatre); Kate in Short Shakes! The Taming of the Shrew …

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Callie Johnson

Actress Callie Johnson is a Chicago based actress, singer, and dancer. She is a BFA graduate of Columbia College Chicago. She is originally from Genoa, Illinois. Callie had the pleasure of appearing in Peninsula Players season last year as the Hungarian Hunyak in Chicago and the French maid Louise in Murder On The Nile. Next up, Callie will …

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Neil Friedman

Actor Neil is happy to be back at the Players. Players credits include: Lombardi, Making God Laugh, Over the Tavern, A Little Night Music, Wait Until Dark, Born Yesterday, Greetings, Unnecessary Farce and The Fantasticks. Chicago credits: The Court Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Famous Door. Regional credits include: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, …

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