Side Man

By Warren Leight
Directed by Susan Gregg

October 25 - November 12 , 2000

2000-2001 Studio Season

The Story

Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. The 1950’s New York Jazz scene is the entire world for sidemen, the unsung heroes of the music industry. Their constant struggle for work finds them caught between their music and the women they love. In this wry and poignant play, Clifford traces the raveling and unraveling of his parents’ marriage as his father’s obsession with music drives his family apart.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: James Scott
Lighting Designer: Michael Philippi
Stage Manager: Champe Leary
Casting: Rich Cole


Joey Collins (Clifford)
Carol Schultz (Terry)
Sherry Skinker (Patsy)
Paul DeBoy (Gene)
Randall Newsome (Al)
Scott Schafer (Ziggy)
H. Louis Sumrall (Jonesy)