Play it Cool, A New Musical
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Sally Mayes (Mary)

The NEW YORK TIMES calls her a “singer of incandescent ebullience, deliciously saucy.” PEOPLE Magazine describes her as “the kind of rich theatrical voice that elevates a show tune.” And TIME Magazine  says “Sally Mayes renders songs as richly nuanced as one-act plays.”

Sally Mayes made her Broadway debut in Cy Coleman’s Welcome to the Club. Her performance won critical praise along with a Theater World Award and Outer Critics Circle nomination as one of Broadway's Outstanding Newcomers. On Broadway, Sally is perhaps best known for her performance in the Roundabout Theater revival of She Loves Me for which she won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. Sally’s most recent critical acclaim comes from her role as Aunt Corene in Urban Cowboy (Drama Desk nomination). She recently drew raves as Mae West in the National Tour of Dirty Blonde, and also appeared in the Broadway revival of Steel Magnolias. She has also starred in several Off-Broadway productions including Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Das Barbecue, and  Pete N' Keely (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical), Play It Cool, and Good Ol' Girls.  Film and television credits include City Hall and Bye Bye Birdie, Law And Order, Criminal Intent, Sex and the City, and The Job. Sally also appears on countless cast recordings including, Closer Than Ever, She Loves Me, Das Barbecue, Bye Bye Birdie, Lost in Boston, Unsung Musicals, Unsung Sondheim, Night of the Hunter, to mention a few. Sally has five solo albums, The Dorothy Fields Songbook, Our Private World, The Comden and Green Songbook, The Story Hour, Boys and Girls Like You and Me, and Valentine. Her rare and much anticipated nightclub appearances have garnered her rave reviews from coast to coast, and she has been nominated for twelve Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) awards, and has won two Back Stage BISTRO awards for excellence in cabaret and recording.

Michael Buchanan (Will)

Broadway: The Addams Family, Cry-Baby. Other credits: White Noise (Chicago), Fat Camp (Cleveland), The Addams Family (Chicago), Hair - Woof (Arizona Theatre Co.), Cry-Baby (La Jolla Playhouse), Urinetown - Bobby (2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner - Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie), A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Goodspeed), The Cure (NYMF).

Chris Hoch (Eddie)

Broadway: La Cage aux Follies, Shrek, Spamalot, Dracula, Beauty and the Beast. Off-Broadway: Die, Mommie, Die!; Face the Music (Encores!). Regional: Dracula, Zhivago, Palm Beach, Private Fittings (all La Jolla Playhouse); Candide (Prince Music Theater); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (City Theatre). Television: 30 Rock, Third Watch, Guiding Light, All My Children, The Good Wife.

Robyn Hurder (Lena)

is happy to return to NYC after playing "Roxie" in Mason Street Warehouse's production of Chicago this summer. Her Broadway credits include: Grease (Marty), Chicago (Mona, u/s Roxie), The Wedding Singer (Donatella, u/s Holly) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Violet). National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie), Spamalot (Lady of TheLake u/s) Starlight Express (Pearl). Robyn is also an original member of The Broadway Dolls.

Michael F. McGuirk (Henry)

is happy to be returning to Play it Cool, once again reprising the role he performed at NYMF, The York Theatre, and NAMT and is extremely grateful to the creative team for the wonderful opportunity they have given him. Originally from Chatham, NJ, he worked as a chimney sweep before deciding to move to NY to follow his dream. NY credits include the off-Broadway shows An Evening at the Carlyle and Sessions plus the Fringe Festival hit The Gay No More Telethon. Regional credits include a lot of performances, for some reason, as “the bad guy”. Favorites among those, and on the other side of the law, are: Oklahoma (Jud), Oliver (Bill Sykes), Jesus Christ Superstar (Caiaphas), Jekyll & Hyde (Stride), Sweeney Todd (Anthony), Lost in Yonkers (Uncle Louie), And Then There Were None (Philip Lombard) and The Dumb Waiter (Gus). TV credits include: Comedy Central, MTV, plus the shows As the World Turns and One Life to Live. He would like to thank his mother who always believed in him and Amanda for always being there. For more information go to