Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2019 Special Guests
Dana DeLorenzo has appeared on various TV shows (Californication, Workaholics, 2 Broke Girls) and films (A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas). She received attention for her comedic and improvisational abilities with her recurring roles on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson as Beth the CBS Executive and as Sara Foster's publicist in VH1's Barely Famous. DeLorenzo also performed in The Best of Craigslist Live! in sold-out tours through the Hollywood Fringe Festival, The Royal George Theatre in Chicago, as well as the prestigious Joe's Pub in New York City. DeLorenzo continued to land leading comedic roles in shows like the critically-acclaimed web series Driving Arizona, and returned to doing impressions on Soul Pancake's Impress Me opposite Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead) playing his love interest Emily/Andrea. Impress Me is available on Amazon Prime Video. DeLorenzo's breakout role came when she was cast opposite Bruce Campbell in the beloved series Ash Vs Evil Dead (Starz) which is a continuation of the cult-classic movie trilogy Evil Dead, written and directed by Sam Raimi. DeLorenzo won the approval of fans and critics alike originating the role of Kelly Maxwell, the foul-mouthed quick-witted bad ass female sidekick to the show's titular anti-hero. During it's 3 Season run, the role showcased far more than DeLorenzo's comedy chops; she also received rave reviews for her dramatic abilities and solidified her place as an action hero. Her performance on the series nabbed her back-to-back nominations for the Fangoria Chainsaw Award in the Best TV Supporting Actress category, which she tied with Jamie Lee Curtis (2016). In 2017 she received an iHorror Award nomination for Best Actress in a Horror Series. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Artemis Women in Action Next Wave award. DeLorenzo voiced the character of Esmerelda on Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and landed the guest starring role of Karen Walker's mom in flashback scenes on Will & Grace. You can watch DeLorenzo on VOD platforms in the short film Three Women, by award winning filmmaker Alex Beh, as well as in a critically-acclaimed leading role in the independent feature film The Mad Ones, written and directed by Aniruddh Pandit.
From the Nanny, Days of Our Lives and Mad Men, Charles Shaughnessy has been the face of many characters for the last 30 years. He appeared in episodes of Murphy Brown, Mad about you, Modern Family, NCIS, Hannah Montana, Fantasy Island, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and others. Charles has voiced many cartoon characters including ones in Gargoyles, Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man, Johnny Bravo, Rugrats, Stanley, Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry cartoons. Charles was in a memorable episode of Stargate SG-1 and currently appears in FX’s The Magicians as Christopher Plover. He has been cast as Prince Charles in the new Movie Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal.
Peter Scolari has been in a lot of movies and TV programs. Scolari's first ongoing role was in his first short-lived 1980 sitcom Goodtime Girls, as the juggling neighbor of the title characters. He was then cast co-starring with then-unknown Tom Hanks, in another sitcom Bosom Buddies, as two young creative professionals who disguise themselves as women to get an affordable apartment in a women-only building. After Bosom Buddies was cancelled in 1982, and still struggling as an actor, Scolari joined the cast of Newhart, opposite Bob Newhart, in 1984, where he played Michael Harris, the yuppie local TV producer, until the series' conclusion in 1990. He has remained close to Newhart, with whom he frequently plays golf, since the show's cancellation. Following central roles in the unsuccessful series Family Album and Dweebs, Scolari spent three seasons playing inventor Wayne Szalinski, a role originated on film by Rick Moranis, in the TV adaptation of the Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He later had a recurring role as the father of Lena Dunham's character on HBO's Girls, for which he won an Emmy in 2016. He also portrayed Gotham City’s corrupt police commissioner, Gillian B. Loeb, in Fox’s superhero crime drama Gotham. Scolari has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, Sly Fox, Hairspray, and Lucky Guy, which reunited him with his Bosom Buddies co-star Tom Hanks. Scolari also appeared Off Broadway in Old Man Joseph and His Family, The Exonerated, In the Wings, The Music Man, and White's Lies. In 1996, Scolari starred in a version of the stage musical Stop the World – I Want to Get Off produced for the A&E television network. In 2014, Scolari portrayed Yogi Berra in Bronx Bombers. His wife Tracey Shayne played Berra's wife Carmen. Subsequently, he played the part of The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked.
Nicholle is probably best known for her role as "Maggie Sheffield" on The Nanny (1993) or "Ryce Newton" in Universals Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle has been keeping busy doing both comedy and dramatic roles on some of Tv's most popular shows. Most recently portraying Peter Scolari's daughter, Miriam Loeb, on Fox's "Gotham" (2014- ) and Reoccurring as Brassy Blonde, Maureen, on ShowTimes "Masters of Sex" Other recent comedy guest stars include the sexually frustrated mother of two, Debby, on the NBC comedy "About a Boy" (TV Series) And struggling plantation actress, Hazel-Fay on Starz, Survivor's Remorse (TV Series) Audiences became familiar with Nicholles dramatic talents when she starred in the title role of the CBS movie, _The Book of Ruth (2004) (TV)_ (Reoccurring). Co-starring with Emmy-winner Christine Lahti, Nicholle portrays an emotionally abused young woman desperately seeking independence from her over-bearing mother. Nicholle was cast in the very first comedy series made for the Independent Film Channel (IFC) The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006). Starring Laura Kightlinger (The Black Dahlia (2006), Will & Grace (1998)), Nicholle plays her very ambitious best friend and partner in crime, "Tara Winsel", who will sell her soul to make it in Hollywood. Nicholle Tom was born in Hinsdale, Illinois on March 23, 1978. She has a twin brother, David Tom, and a sister, Heather Tom Nicholle began classes with the Young Actors Space, when she was 10 and it was there that she discovered her passion for acting. Three years later, her dedication and hard work paid off when she was cast as Charles Grodin's oldest daughter in Ivan Reitman's Beethoven (1992), as well as the sequel, Beethoven's 2nd (1993). Nicholle feels very privileged to be able to play such versatile characters in both comedy and drama. Nicholle had a recurring role as "Sue Scanlon" on the hit TV show Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). She also starred in several made-for-television movies such as CBS's For My Daughter's Honor (1996) (aka Indecent Seduction), portraying a high school girl seduced by her teacher. In 1992, Nicholle was cast as "Maggie Sheffield" in the CBS sitcom The Nanny (1993). The show, starring Fran Drescher, was a huge hit and ran for six successful years. Nicholle has also costarred with Neve Campbell and William H. Macy in the film Panic (2000), which received critical acclaim at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. She also had a supporting role in Disney's The Princess Diaries (2001) with Julie Andrews. Nicholle also voices the character Kara/Supergirl in the animated series Justice League (2001). Nicholle is also very proud of her siblings' success. Her twin brother, David Tom, and older sister, Heather Tom have both won Emmys for their performances on CBS's The Young and the Restless (1973).