Cast

Jennifer Lim

Xi Yan

Jennifer Lim

Jennifer Lim starred in the premiere of CHINGLISH at the Goodman Theatre. Jennifer was born and grew up in Hong Kong but now resides, works and dreams out of NYC. After graduating with a BA in Drama from Bristol University in the U.K., she attended the Yale School of Drama for her MFA in Acting.  Her New York credits include the world premiere of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven (by Obie Award winner Young Jean Lee) at HERE Arts Center, Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Rep, Vengeance Can Wait at P.S.122 and YokastaS Redux (directed by Richard Schechner) at La MaMa, E.T.C. Regionally, she has appeared in Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella and Iphigenia at Aulis at Yale Rep and A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville. International theater credits include This Isn't Romance at Soho Theatre in London; the European tour of Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven; The Medea at Adana State Theatre Festival, Turkey and Hamlet at Shanghai Experimental Theatre Festival and Grotowski International Theatre Festival, Wroclaw, Poland. Her film credits include The Savages, 27 Dresses and The Boy Who Cried Bitch: The Adolescent Years, and on television she has appeared in The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, Royal Pains and Dirty Sexy Money. Jennifer is also a member of Gia Forakis & Co. www.jenniferlimonline.com.

 

Gary Wilmes

Daniel Cavanaugh

Gary Wilmes

Theatre roots began in Chicago where he worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His first play was Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor for Fox Theatricals. Most recently, he played Tom Buchanan in ERS's production of GATZ to acclaimed critical reviews at The Public Theater. The production received a 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award. In the summer of 2010, Gary co-starred in the Steppenwolf's Tony Award® winning play, August: Osage County at the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia along with the original Broadway cast. In 2006, Gary won the OBIE Award for his performance in Red Light Winter, a three character Adam Rapp play produced by Scott Rudin. His film credits include: Michael  Winterbottom's, A Mighty Heart with Angelie Jolie, Salt, with Jolie, I Hate Valentines Day, opposite Nia Vardalos, Birds of America, opposite Hilary Swank and will soon be seen in Sam Neave's Almost in Love opposite Alan Cumming. In television, Gary just completed 10 episodes of Jon Benjamin Has A Van for Comedy Central and was a regular on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has guest starred on Private Practice, Mercy, Nurse Jackie, Delocated, Numb3rs, Law & Order: CI and, soon, Blue Bloods.

 

Angela Lin

Miss Qian/Prosecutor Li

Angela Lin

Angela Lin has appeared on Broadway in Coram Boy (Drama League Award for Best Ensemble) and Top Girls. Off Broadway, she appeared in Jordan Harrison’s Futura with the Obie Award-winning National Asian American Theatre Company, Ching Chong Chinaman at Pan Asian Repertory Theatre and Sake With the Haiku Geisha at Gotham Stage Company. Regionally, she appeared in the East Coast premiere of Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked at Long Wharf Theatre, the world premiere of Lloyd Suh’s American Hwangap at Magic Theatre and Twelfth Night at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Ms. Lin’s film credits include Falling Awake, Miracle Dogs, Green Plastic Sandals and Within the Ivory Tower, and on television she has appeared in The Good Wife (CBS), One Life to Live (ABC), The Jury (FOX) and As the World Turns (CBS). Ms. Lin is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. www.angelalin.com

 

Christine Lin

Zhao

Christine Lin

Goodman: Understudied the role of Bea in Ghostwritten. Her recent Chicago credits include Soul Samurai at InFusion Theatre, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable) at Halcyon Theatre, Bubble Tea Party! with Stir-Friday Night! and Days of Late with SiNNERMAN Ensemble. Ms. Lin is a company member of Halcyon Theatre and an ensemble member of Asian American sketch comedy group Stir-Friday Night! She studied at Steppenwolf Classes West’s ensemble intensive program and holds a BS degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University www.christine2lin.com.

 

Stephen Pucci

Peter Timms

Stephen Pucci

Stephen Pucci makes his Broadway debut, after the world premiere of CHINGLISH (Goodman Theatre, Chicago). UK/Europe credits include Manor (Soho Studio Theatre/Tristan Bates Theatre); British Animation Award-nominated Glover (National Film Theatre); Absent (Royal Opera House); Your Nation Loves You (Lyric Hammersmith Studio Theatre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cochrane Theatre/Shakespeare Festival du Quercy). Stephen trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama and holds a BA in Mandarin Chinese from Leeds University/Tianjin Normal University.

 

Johnny Wu

Bing/Judge Xu Geming

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu last appeared in Naomi Iizuka’s Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West at Berkeley Repertory Theatre with Les Waters directing. He was also seen in Peter and the Starcatchers at La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. Mr. Wu recently earned his MFA in acting from the University of California, San Diego, where he appeared as Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jason in Medea and B1/B2/ Michael in A Number. Film credits include Limitless with Bradley Cooper, Certainty and Tie a Yellow Ribbon, and on television he has appeared in 24 (FOX) and Cold Case (CBS).

 

Larry Lei Zhang

Minister Cai Guoliang

Larry Lei Zhang

San Francisco credits include Don Juan Meets XiMenQing, Blue & Black and Long Day’s Journey into Night.  In Shanghai he has appeared in Yin and Yang, Mei Lan Fang and Mourning and Emperor Romulus. He has appeared in the films Eyes of Birch, Still, Golden Sand River and Over this Land, and on television in Made in China, Legend of Bruce Lee, Tribe of Knowledge, Youth and Ms. P.R. He is a graduate of Shanghai Theatre Academy.

 

Vivian Chiu

u/s Miss Zhao, Miss Qian/ Prosecutor Li

Vivian Chiu

Vivian Chiu grew up in Taiwan. NY: Night Over Taos (dir. Estelle Parsons), Agamemnon (dir. Gisela Cardenas), The King and I. Film/TV: The Wedding Video, Mandarin Pilot (Sesame Workshop), Kids in Suits. MA in theatre, Northwestern University. Heartfelt thanks to family, friends and her new husband Hal. 

 

Tony Carlin

u/s Daniel Cavanaugh

Tony Carlin

Broadway: Good People, Mary Stuart, Spring Awakening, Pygmalion, Copenhagen, Democracy, Jumpers, Mamma Mia!, Heidi Chronicles. Off-Broadway: Stuff Happens, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Once in a Lifetime. Film: Bourne Legacy, Nutty Professor, True Colors. TV: Royal Pains, Seinfeld and others.

 

 

Brian Nishii

u/s Peter Timms, Bing/ Judge Xu Geming, Cai Guoliang

Brian Nishii

Theatre: La MaMa’s Great Jones Company, Robert Wilson, Maura Donohue’s In Mixed Company, Fluid Motion, Crossing Jamaica Avenue, Project 400, The South Wing. Film/TV: Robot Stories, Sex and the City, Law & Order: CI.

 

 
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