Memories:  1997 - 2015

 

My 13th Lennie, 1997 - 1998

With Vinessa Shaw, 1998

With Matt Lauria, 1999

With our beloved Phlupitz Sneedle at Bud Cort's Boston Tea Party

Our Xmas card, 1999

As Greta in BENT, 2000 (Maddy Award)

Greta joins Elena and Millie to form the NEW Del Rubio Triplets!  

As the dying Oscar Wilde in Leon Katz’ BEDS; Stella Adler Theatre

Par-TAYing with Jerry Turner and Misty Carlisle...guess where? 

Brant Cotton and me as Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell in NASTY LITTLE SECRETS

(LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, 2001) 

With Jo May in the world premiere of OSCAR AND SPERANZA,

Washington, DC, 2001 (Helen Hayes Award nomination) 

With Jillian Crane, Brian McDonald and Connor Trinneer

in Brecht's EDWARD II for Circle X at the Actors' Gang 

With Stephen Nichols in THE DEAD BOY 

Returning to HAIR 33 years later, guest-starring as Margaret Mead, Coast Playhouse, WeHo

As J. Edgar Hoover with Cheyanne Wilbur as Clyde Tolson in Donald Freed's AMERICAN ILIAD

(LA Weekly nomination for Best Featured Actor)

 As Tennessee Williams in LAMENT FOR THE MOTHS, 2002

Chris Carmack, Jolie Jones, Julie Janney, and Monica McSwain

Forever friends: Chris Carmack and me with Jolie Jones and Bejinos

With Matt Gottlieb in FEDUNN

(Ovation Award for Best Ensemble)

With Adam Browne in MASTURBATION:

PUTTING THE FUN IN SELF-LOVING 

LAMENT FOR THE MOTHS opens the annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, New Orleans, 2003 

With Dakin Williams and Christopher Rice at Tenn Fest, N'awlins

Maggie Eldred and me as Leona and Quentin in SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS, traveling from NOLA to LA 

(Maddy Award/LA Weekly nomination for Best Featured Actor)

Charles Mee's SUMMERTIME, directed by Michael Michetti at the Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 2004 (NAACP nomination): Bjorn Johnson, Tessa Thompson, Eileen T’Kaye, Jeanne Sakata, Lawrence Reinhardt-Meyer, Patrick Gallo, Sandy Martin, Jim Anzide, Marcia DeRousse, Zoe Cotton, Travis Michael Holder, Elizabeth Huffman, Thomas Kelly

In the cult classic weekly living serial THE STRIP

with Liz Davies and Chris Carmack, evidEnce Room

With Dawn Wells, Gordon Davidson, Harry Groener, and

Terri Roberts at the LA Drama Critics Circle Awards, 2004 

Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC, 2005 

Theatre royalty: with Kathleen Chalfant and Frances Lee McCain, Berkeley Rep, 2005 

Cheswick in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Rubicon, Ventura, 2006 

With Susan Priver as Ftatateetah and her mistress in Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA 

Penny Stallings, “Creole Beethoven" Wardell Quezergue,

 Susana Styron, Lilah Larson, Jordan Hirsch; New Orleans 

With Peter Musante, 2007 

With Peter for his Blue Man debut in Orlando

Maddy Award as Shelley Levine, 2007

As the Witch of Capri opposite Karen Kondazian, Michael Rodgers,

Lisa Pelikan in THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE 

With my late-great cousin Gregg Nybo, Las Vegas, 2007 

Bringing MILK TRAIN to the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Fest, 2008

with Karen Kondazian, Jenny Sullivan, Stephanie Zimbalist, and Marshall Harris

Surprise Surprise: The Movie 

Jerry Turner's film version of my play SURPRISE SURPRISE is released, 2010! 

With John Brotherton, Luke Eberl, Deborah Shelton, Mary Jo Catlett, and director Jerry Turner 

 

With Michael Dunn in the spaghetti western musical STRANGER

First job after 11 months in bed blimping out on steroids to treat sarcoidosis

As Dr. Van Helsing in DRACULA: HOUSE OF BESARAB, 2010 

Visits to BESARAB from Dawn Wells... 

...and my sorely missed pal Annette Cardona 

From the documentary JOBRIATH A.D., 2011 

MONSTROSITY with Zoe Perry, playwright Dan Duling, Grace Zabriskie, director Tony Abatemarco

With Robert Keasler in Steve Julian's ALTARCATIONS, 2012 

Sage Award for Best Ensemble Cast, 2013 

🧡  In 2013, look what happened to me  🧡

”To Ganymede, an eagle flew..."

With Salome Jens and the late-great Leon Katz 

Aaron Posner's STUPID FUCKING BIRD; Boston Court, 2014

(LADCC and Ovation Awards, Best Production and Best Ensemble)

Stupid Fucking Dueling Dr. Sorns (with the amazing Arye Gross)

With my "daughter," Tessa Thompson 

As Mr. Poulos in TELL MR. POULOS, 2015 

My favorite class visiting Mr. Poulos

With my dear friend Frances Fisher 

The amazing Q visits from Austria, 2015