2007 Cape Playhouse Main Stage Season
2 Pianos, 4 Hands jun 18 - jun 30
Evans Haile and Andrew Gerle "Ted" & "Richard"
ANDREW GERLE (Richard) is an award-winning pianist, composer and librettist who is thrilled to be making his
professional acting debut at the Playhouse, where he has worked as musical director for over 10 years. His musical,
MEET JOHN DOE (written with lyricist Eddie Sugarman), recently completed a critically-acclaimed extended run at
the historic Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC and was a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award. Another of his
shows, THE TUTOR (with lyricist and bookwriter Maryrose Wood), was awarded the Richard Rodgers Award three
years in a row and was presented this season at the Spirit of Broadway Theatre in CT. Last winter, he was a fellow at
the MacDowell Artists' Colony in NH, working on a new show, GLORYANA. He and playwright David Simpatico have
been commissioned to create a radio play musical for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, to premiere next season.
Symphony, the Yale Symphony, and the Seoul (Korea) Symphony, which he also guest-conducted in a series of concerts.
He has appeared on programs for National Public Radio and Television and in solo and chamber music recitals across
the country. His symphonic orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Boston Pops and over a
dozen other U.S. symphonies. Please visit www.andrewgerle.com.
Andrew dedicates this performance to his mother, concert pianist Marilyn Neeley.
EVANS HAILE (Ted) joined the Cape Playhouse in 1999 as Artistic Director. He has been a beneficiary of the
National Endowment for the Arts and has received international acclaim in a variety of communications fields
throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Haile has been the producer and host of over 30 National Public Radio
Specials reaching over 200 stations nationwide. He co-founded the Award winning New Amsterdam Theatre
Company, producing its series at New York's historic Town Hall for six seasons. At Lincoln Center, he created the
new performing edition and produced the premiere of Heitor Villa- Lobos' "MAGDALENA", (recorded for CBS
Masterworks), Rodger's and Hart's "BABES IN ARMS", recorded for New World Records. He created the performing
edition of Cole Porter's "FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN", (named best recording of the year by USA Today), and
produced its World Premiere in NYC. Subsequently it has been produced in London, Paris, San Francisco, and Los
Angeles. His "HAILE TO AMERICA" tour, an irreverent celebration of 100 years of popular culture, sold out in 50 cities
across the country. Mr. Haile has been profiled twice on television's "CBS Sunday Morning", as well as on NPR's
"Performance Today", and "Fresh Air". International Achievements have included numerous concert tours of Russia, as
conductor and pianist, including the Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, as well as being a cultural ambassador
for the USIA. He conducted and performed the European Premiere of Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" for piano and
orchestra. Three concert tours of the Far East included Supervising and Conducting the Australian Premiere of Villa
Lobo's "MAGDALENA". He has been a regular guest conductor of the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper in Germany, and
was closely associated with the BOSTON POPS for many years. He was the Artistic Advisor and Dramaturge to the
Florida Grand Opera, (Miami) for 3 years, and worked as assistant to legendary French Conductor/Composer Manuel
Rosenthal. Other achievements and orchestras have included 4 productions of Wagners' "Ring Cycle, working with
Leonard Bernstein on revisions of Marc Blitzsteins' "REGINA", and appearing at the Kennedy Center as part of its
"Millennium Concert Series". Other American Orchestras he has conducted include Baltimore, Seattle, Detroit, New
Jersey, and Milwaukee to name a few.
TOM FREY (Director) Tom has performed the role of Ted opposite Richard Carsey at Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY),
Hartford Stage (CT), Laguna Playhouse (Laguna Beach, CA), Dallas Theater Center, Globe Theatre (Regina, SK, Canada),
and the Filmore Festival (Kalamazoo, MI). Before playing the role of Ted, Tom performed the role of Richard over 250 times
in 10 different productions across the United States and Canada at such theatres as Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY),
Studio Arena (Buffalo, NY), The Ordway (St. Paul, MN), Thousand Island Playhouse (Canada), and the Hippodrome Theatre
(Gainesville, FL). Other credits include multiple roles in Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde, at the Cleveland Playhouse and the
Pittsburgh Public Theater, where he served as musical director; Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes at the Skylight Opera
Theatre in Milwaukee; Billy Bishop in Billy Bishop Goes to War; Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead;
Fred in A Christmas Carol; and Weissman in The Pupper Master of Lodz. Tom studied piano at Western Michigan University
and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts Professional Actor Training.