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Guest Stars

Famous, familiar, and favorite artists drop in every so often and perform as part of the cast of "You've Got Hate Mail." Check out our ticket and schedule page to see who's joining us next! Previous "You've Got Hate Mail" guest stars include:



Meg Bennett Julia Duffy Teresa Ganzel Khrystyne Haje Jeff Keller Richard Kind
Brian O'Halloran Sherle Tallent Cerina Vincent Nana Visitor Tonya Walker Sally Winters


MEG BENNETT
(Stephanie)

Meg first appeared in New York in the original Off-Broadway production of Godspell singing Day by Day, then as Marty in the original Broadway cast of Grease.

She had long runs in daytime television drama as Liza on Search for Tomorrow, Julia Newman on The Young and the Restless and Megan on Santa Barbara. While on the Y&R she began writing and was the first actress ever to play a role and write for the same series. She went on to win two writing Emmys. Ms. Bennett also was the Head Writer of Sunset Beach for Aaron Spelling, and Co-Head Writer for General Hospital with now husband Robert Guza, Jr.

Other acting roles include leads in Cabaret, Barefoot in the Park, Chapter Two, Twelfth Night, George M! as well as headlining an After Hours musical special for CBS.

Most recently she was seen in Haunted Heart at the Loft Theatre in Los Angeles.



JULIA DUFFY
(Stephanie)

Miss Duffy began her career in summer stock in her hometown of Minneapolis, working in such shows as The Girl In The Freudian Slip; Play It Again, Sam, and others as a teenager. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York after which her very first audition landed her a running role on the soap opera Love Of Life. While in New York she also played the drama queen Penny on The Doctors, starred on Broadway in Once In A Lifetime, directed by Tom Moore, and The Enchanted at the Kennedy Center. Other regional theater roles include Three Sisters and The Curse Of The Starving Class at St. Louis Rep, Barefoot In The Park at the Aspen Theatre Festival, and Never Too Late with the Kenley Players. In Los Angeles she has appeared in Taming Of The Shrew at the Globe Playhouse, and Merry Wives Of Windsor, Richard III and Twelfth Night with the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. She also played Juliet in a PBS production of Romeo & Juilet early in her career. Recently she appeared as Birdie in an acclaimed production of The Little Foxes at the Pasadena Playhouse and Barbara in Boom at the Furious Theatre Company.

On television she has starred in a number of series, most notably Designing Women and Newhart. For the latter, she received an Emmy nomination each of the 7 years she appeared on the show, plus 3 VQT awards, 5 American Comedy Nominations, and a Golden Globe Nomination. She has also been seen in a number of TV movies and mini-series, such as The Blue And The Gray, Children In The Crossfire, Sooner Or Later, On Strike For Christmas, 7 Things To Do Before I'm 30, and many more. Recently she has appeared in a number of guest roles including Shameless and a recurring role on Nickelodeon's Drake And Josh as the Mean Teacher. Films include Dumb And Dumberer, and Intolerable Cruelty. She and husband Jerry Lacy occasionally appear together in the popular live fake radio show The Thrilling Adventure And Suspense Hour at Largo in Hollywood.



TERESA GANZEL
(Stephanie)

Teresa Ganzel received her formal training from The Goodman School of Drama at The Art Institute of Chicago. Arriving in Los Angeles, she quickly began working in comedic roles in film and television. Film included playing Jackie Gleason's wife in The Toy and Jeff Goldblum's love interest in Transylvania 6-500. In television, her first role guest starring role as Greedy Gretchen in Three's Company then led to starring with Jim Carey in the 13 episode sitcom The Duck Factory and alongside Lynn Redgrave in the 13 episode Teachers Only. Several more pilots and many guest starring roles such as Bill Paxton's wife in the comedy mini-series Fresno, The Newhart Show, Night Court, Married with Children, etc. She appeared as a frequent guest and sketch performer with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show during the final ten years of his reign. She was a popular celebrity contestant on game shows such as The Pyramid Show, Hollywood Squares, etc. Upcoming is the feature Escort Service. And she is an active voice over actress. On stage she received the Robby Award's best supporting actress/comedy for her portrayal of Corrine Stohler in House of Blue Leaves directed by Gordon Hunt and the Drama Logue award best ensemble cast for Last of the Red Hot Lovers directed by Michael Michetti. Recently she has toured in Viagara Falls originating the role of Jacqueline Tempest with the late great Harold Gould and with Bernie Kopell and Robert Pine. From Palm Springs to Palm Beach to several stops in between including Off Broadway at The Little Shubert in New York. Teresa is thrilled to be back in New York!



KHRYSTYNE HAJE
(Stephanie)

A native Californian, Emmy winner Khrystyne Haje started her career at age 14 as a fashion model. Gracing covers and billboards world-wide, she quickly progressed to commercials, starring roles in Network TV movies and the role of Simone, on ABC's 5-year top 20 hit Head of the Class - now in syndication.

She was awarded the Civilian Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Defense, for entertaining U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf on the Bob Hope tour.

People Magazine named Khrystyne, one of "The 50 Most Beautiful People In The World" with a beautiful center fold that won a CLEA for beauty.

In addition to a variety of Network TV appearances, Khrystyne was privileged to be cast in "Man of the Year", John Ritter's final film.

Her numerous appearances, staring roles and high recognize-ability add power to her personal message of preserving our natural resources and lifting the human spirit.  As a founding board member of ECO, the Earth Communication Office, she works hard to protect our delicate ecosystems.  She's presented at the White House on community involvement, publicly taken a stand with MADD, (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and contributed her time and resources to Best Buddies, which enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by offering love, support and friendship.

Khrystyne's personal life is spent with family and close friends. The only girl in a family of four boys, she developed a love for sports and the great outdoors.  She travels between NY, Los Angeles and the Northern California Redwoods, where she maintains a preserve.



JEFF KELLER
(Richard)

Jeff is one of the original cast members of Phantom of the Opera and the first American to play "The Phantom" on Broadway. He began his professional career in Harold Prince's Candide, played Perchik opposite Zero Mostel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler On The Roof, was directed by Carl Reiner in Gary Marshall's comedy The Roast. He created the role of Johnny Cantone the Sinatra-like crooner in The 1940's Radio Hour, for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. Jeff was in the cast of the award winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday In The Park With George. He went on to play George in the West Coast premiere of the show and won the San Francisco Theater Critics Circle award. Other Broadway credits include On The Twentieth Century, Jule Stein's One Night Stand, and Alan Jay Lerner's Dance A Little Closer. Jeff took a leave from Phantom to create the character of Marley's Ghost in Alan Menken's musical version of A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway he starred as the villain Barnaby in Charlotte Sweet, created the role of Sam in the hit musical Personals. He has appeared in concert with Leonard Bernstein and has performed in numerous Repertory Theaters around the country. On TV he played Peter Prescott on Loving. He became known in Brazil on October 10, 1998 when, during his marriage ceremony to the ballerina Andréia Romana Simm, he sang the love song, "El Dia Que Me Quieres" to his bride. Because of the tremendous wave of publicity that was generated by Jeff and Andréia, TV coverage of their wedding was carried live and his singing was heard all over Brazil. Since then he has continued to perform in Brazil in numerous concert tour appearances. Jeff left Phantom 4 years ago to devote full time to "Dance Art Creative Center", the performing and visual art school started by he and his wife. Even with his busy schedule Jeff finds the time to sing with symphony orchestras around the country. He has performed with Broadway star Judy Kaye and the Princeton Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, and Albany Symphony. Jeff was recently inducted into the Freehold High School Hall Of Fame, an honor he shares with Bruce Springsteen. He is extremely pleased to be doing a role in play written by his friends of almost 40 years.



RICHARD KIND
(George)

Broadway: The Producers; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Sly Fox; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Sondheim's Bounce! (Goodman Theatre and Kennedy Center). Candide (New York City Opera at Lincoln Center);Romance, The Lady in Question and Rough Crossing (Bay Street Theatre); Once in a Lifetime (Guthrie Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Big Knife, The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Power Failure (Actor's Studio Free Theatre Co.); The Seagull (Matrix Theatre); The Second City in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles; Working, All in the Timing, Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight, 12 Angry Men, and Synergy (LA Theatre Works). Film Credits include Hereafter, A Serious Man, The Visitor, The Grand, The Wild, Cars, Spymate, The Station Agent, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, A Bug's Life, Johns, Stargate, Clifford, Mr. Saturday Night, All-American Murder, Hacks, and Tom and Jerry. On television, he has been seen as a series regular on Spin City, Mad About You, Head Cases, Carol Burnett ∓ Co., Blue Skies, A Whole New Ballgame, The Commish, and Unsub, With many guest appearances including Scrubs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Stargate Atlantis. He will be seen this year starring in HBO"s series Luck opposite Dustin Hoffman.



BRIAN O'HALLORAN
(George)

Brian is best remembered for his first film role, Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith's independent cult classic Clerks. Brian has worked with some of the film industry's best in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. He voiced the role of Dante for the animated series Clerks on ABC. He starred in the title role of the very dark comedy Vulgar. He owned a flower shop for the demented in the film Drop Dead Roses. He tackled the role of a former TV superhero in the film The Junior Defenders. Brian returned to the role of Dante in the film sequel Clerks 2. He recently took a turn towards the horror genre in Steven Mena's film, Brutal Massacre, a mock-u-mentary look at the making of a horror film. Brian was seen in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening and James L. Brooks comedy How do you know?.

Brian began his acting career in theatre. He has performed in over 50 productions such as The Beauty Queen of Lenanne, Translations, and Dancing at Lughnasa. Some of his other favorite roles include Stones in his Pockets, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, ART, The Passion of Dracula, and The Crucible. As a member of the New Jersey Repertory Theater since 1998, he appeared in the world premiers of A World I Never Made, Mike Folie's An Unhappy Woman and Panama and D.W. Gregory's The Good Daughter. He appeared in Ian August's Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey as part of the 2012 NYC Fringe Festival.



SHERLE TALLENT
(Peg)

A native of Virginia, Sherle (rhymes with "hurl") has been associated with Van Zandt/Milmore for more than 30 years playing everything from a gruff Viet Nam vet in Infidelities, to a world famous sex symbol in Confessions of a Dirty Blonde.  Other roles she created include Sweet Carnation's Nan in Merrily We Dance and Sing, Peg with the zipper-trouble in Bathroom Humor, televangelist Honey Pie Burgermeister in The Senator Wore Pantyhose, Annie Quinn the Groupie in Do Not Disturb, Arlene in What the Bellhop Saw, Edie in What the Rabbi Saw and Fran in Til Death Do Us Part and her favorite - that of washed up television star Mona Monet in the Van Zandt/Milmore classic Drop Dead.   Sherle is glad to be back alongside Billy, Jane, and Glenn in the role she created in the original 2007 production.  All things considered, the last 30 years have been fabulous.  The next 30 should be even better.  Jane and Billy, I love you.  Blessed be.



CERINA VINCENT
(Wanda)

Cerina grew up performing at the age of 3 in her mother's ballet studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. She soon moved from dancing to acting when she began starring in many plays and musicals in her hometown. At sweet-sixteen, she was crowned Miss Nevada Teen USA, and finished top 15 in the nationally televised Miss Teen USA Pageant. Not loving the term "beauty queen," but in love with performing, Cerina moved to Los Angeles, started college on an academic scholarship, but her acting career quickly began.

First known as "Maya, The Yellow Power Ranger" in the #1 watched show in the world, FOX's Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Cerina went from a TV super hero, to a silver screen sex symbol, when she showed off her comedic chops in her daring role as "Areola" in Not Another Teen Movie. She is famous around the globe as a "scream queen" from her outstanding performance in Eli Roth's/ Lions Gate's horror sensation, Cabin Fever. Many magazines have labeled her as one of the "Hottest Women in Horror"—she can be seen in many popular genre films, starred in the action thriller It Waits, Dark Castle's Return to House On Haunted Hill, and tapped into her edgier side in Darkened Room, a short film created for her and directed by David Lynch.

Cerina is also busy guest starring on some of the world's most popular TV shows such as, CSI, Bones, Two And A Half Men, Gary Unmarried, and many others over the years. She stole hearts in the charming romantic comedy Everybody Wants To Be Italian and got best actress nominations from festivals around the country for her poignant performance in Steven R. Monroe's compelling drama Complacent. Also written and directed by Steven R. Monroe, Cerina just wrapped the lead role in the action-revenge thriller MoniKa – which she also Co-Executive produced.

Cerina is also working hard as a writer. She co-wrote Harper Collin's best selling witty, sexy, fun, How To Eat Like A Hot Chick: Eat What You Love, Love How You Feel, and How To Love Like A Hot Chick: The Girlfriend-to-Girlfriend Guide to Getting the Love You Deserve. The third in the series, Live Like A Hot Chick, just hit stores. Cerina, with co-author Jodi Lipper, also have a column in the Huffington Post, and their irreverent, uplifting advice is published in many magazines and popular websites. Ms. Vincent's savvy, sexy wit, and celebrity, expert advice can also be seen at various times on the Today show, Tyra Banks, Extra, I-Village, Good Morning America and on dozens of other news and radio stations around the country.

Cerina has traveled the world meeting her fans, promoted her films on various media including Access Hollywood, The Howard Stern Show, MTV UK and on hundreds of national radio stations including MAXIM, COSMO and PLAYBOY radio. She has appeared in and on covers of dozens of magazines in the US and all over Europe, but in "real life" enjoys cooking, yoga, happy hour with her girlfriends, and spending time with her large, loving Italian family. Currently, Cerina is busy writing her 4th book in the Hot Chick Book Series, and excited for the release of her latest action/thriller, MoniKa.



NANA VISITOR
(Stephanie)

Part of the legendary family of dancers, the Charisses, Nana started her career at 18 playing the title role of Gypsy in a US tour with Angela Lansbury. She played Peggy Sawyer at the Los Angeles Schubert theater's 42nd STREET and stood by for Twiggy in Tommy Tune's My One and Only on Broadway. Nana also performed the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago both on Broadway as well as Las Vegas. She has Guest Starred on dozens of TV shows and been a regular on 5 series, one of which, Star Trek: Deep Space 9, ran for 7 seasons. She appeared in several movies including the latest Friday The Thirteenth in which she played the iconic role of Jason's mother, Mrs. Voorhees. Nana just finished filming Hell of a View, expected to be released next year.



TONJA WALKER
(Stephanie)

Tonja Walker is perhaps best known as "the woman you love to hate," Alex Olanov Hesser Buchanan on ABC's One Life to Live. Her flair for the comedic combined with her portrayal of strong, determined women led her to a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Soap Opera Digest's nomination for Best Villain, Best Comedienne and Best Scene Stealer many years in a row. General Hospital fans will remember her as the intelligent but evil Olivia Jerome, and Lizabeth Bachman in Capitol on CBS. Tonja has starred alongside actors such as Matt Dillon, Bernard Hughes, Michael Nouri and William Shatner in her many television and film roles.

Her Internet / Radio Show, Straight Talk With Tonja Walker can be heard weekly on NewsTalk 1400 WSTC/1350 WNLK.

Recent film projects include starring roles in My Dog The Space Traveler, and Excuse Me For Living, opposite Jerry Stiller and Wayne Knight. She also starred in and produced the family drama, The Derby Stallion with Zac Efron. As a Singer she toured with Hoyt Axton and opened for the Bellamy Brothers. Other musical "standing room only" fan club concert at the Tavern on the Green in New York City. Tonja has headlined in several popular nightclubs around the country and has given concerts in cities including Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Her musical talent can also be heard on A Soap Opera Christmas distributed by RCA Records and the Holi- daytime CD distributed by Paradigm Records.

Tonja is happily married to Ed Davidson. They have two daughters, Isabella Grace and Abrianna Elaine, and also Evan, Samantha and Alec, Ed's children from a previous marriage, round out her family.



SALLY WINTERS
(Stephanie)

An actress, singer and voice-over performer, Sally Winters may currently be best-known for her work on last year's "Funny or Die" viral video, Warning of Warcraft. (Yup, that's her in the pink eyelashes.) A graduate of Smith College and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Theatre Institute, Sally began her professional career at Vermont's Weston Playhouse, in shows such as Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Me and My Girl. In New York, appearances include roles at City Center, the American Globe Theatre, the Promenade and the Grove Street Playhouse; regionally, theatre roles As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Grease and On Golden Pond.

She has toured the country with Theatreworks/USA, starred in the short film, Bug (winning a Best Actress Award at the Pasadena Method Festival and ending up on the small screens of numerous cross-country Delta flights), and made appearances both physical and vocal in skits on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live and The Onion TV.

As a voice over performer, she has been heard on literally hundreds of commercials, narrations and promotional announcements. Formerly the host/voice of WNBA Action!, she can currently be heard as the female voice of Good Morning America and the person talkingveryfast about legal issues at the end of the Capital One radio spots; she can also been heard as various characters on Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie and Bored to Death.

One of Sally's proudest moments in theatre came last spring, when she was asked to be the "Voice Of God" Live Announcer at the Actors' Fund Benefit for the Phyllis Newman Womens' Health Initiative: an great cause and an incredible honor. (Thank you, everyone at the Actors' Fund!)

A true Jersey Girl, Sally was first cast by Billy and Jane straight out of college (Infidelities) and she has since been privileged to perform in numerous shows with them; among her favorites are A Night at the Nutcracker, What the Rabbi Saw, Confessions of a Dirty Blonde and Merrily We Dance and Sing. She thanks Billy and Jane for giving her some of the best moments of her life and career, she is grateful for the encouragement of her classmates from Fordham University School of Law (go Rams!) and her wonderful CT support system, and most of all she thanks her family for their patience and love: L,A&P, this one's for you.