12 Angry Men Cast

Jeff is thrilled and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this distinguished cast in a classic piece of American theatre. He has been performing in local productions for over thirty years, with Twelve Angry Men high on his wish list for a long time. Jeff’s resume includes a combination of comedic and dramatic roles as varied as Felix in “The Odd Couple” and Atticus in “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Other favorite productions have included “Laughter on the 23rd Floor”, “Diary of Anne Frank”, “Prisoner of Second Avenue”, “Witness for the Prosecution”, and “Born Yesterday”. Many thanks to his director, his fellow cast members, and the crew at the Powerhouse. And, as always, love to his wife Deborah.
Jackson is a current member of the actors gym, an acting, writing, and directing workshop in NYC. This is his debut performance. He’s very excited to be able to contribute to this excellent production and collaborate with the amazing cast.
MIKE BOLAND  (Juror #3)
MIKE BOLAND – Mike is an award-winning actor and writer. He played three different roles on the Broadway national tour of Twelve Angry Men. The show starred Richard Thomas, George Wendt and Kevin Dobson, and toured from 2006-08, visitng 39 cities in the United States and Canada. Mike has also performed in two regional productions of Twelve Angry Men and directed several readings of the play. Other credits include: BROADWAY – An Enemy of the People. TOURS – West Side Story, All My Sons. OFF-BROADWAY – The Orphans Home Cycle. REGIONAL – Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Theaterworks, Playhouse on Park, ACT of CT, STONC, Greenwich, MTC, Westchester Broadway, Fulton, Judson, Engeman, Queens Theatre, Coastal Carolina, Chenango River, Hampton, Thrown Stone, Saco River, Virginia Stage, Totem Pole. TV – The Blacklist (recurring), FBI, Person of Interest, Zero Hour, Rubicon, FILM – Yo Andrea, Tommy and the Guru, A Stage of Twilight, Bobby Dogs. TRAINING – George DiCenzo, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Arkin, Penny Fuller, Cotter Smith, Bobby Moresco.
John is very happy to be on stage again at TPNC. Some of his other area credits include HENRY in "The Lion In Winter "- Wilton Playshop, Mr. DUNLAP in "Suite Surrender" -Brookfield Theater, THESEUS in "Midsummer Nights Dream and MACBETH in "Macbeth" -Putney Players in Stratford, GOV. DANFORTH in "The Crucible ", COL.JESSUP in "A Few Good Men" ELYOT in "Private Lives", SHERLOCK HOLMES in "Sherlock's Last Case" VICTOR FLEMING in "Moonlight and Magnolias"- Westport Community Theater, CHARLES in "November" and Mr. LOCKHART in "The Seafarer"-Eastbound Theater in Milford. KERRY in "The Exonerated" - The Bijou in Bridgeport. RICHARD BURBAGE in "The Lives Of Shakespeare" - The Players Club, NYC. Love to Philip, Ellie and Marilyn!
Cooper Smithers has been performing as long as he can remember, recreating scenes from Monty Python and Young Frankenstein in front of his parents just to make them laugh. He has been in school plays up until high school when he decided to step away to raise a child. After 10 years of soul searching he decided to step back on stage at Ridgefield Theater Barn's "An Evening of One Acts". Then he moved to Newtown and became a board member at Town Players of Newtown where he has starred in shows such as "An Inspector Calls" and "Play On!". His most challenging/favorite role he has played was Conrad Jarrett in Ordinary People which played here at Town Players of New Canaan. Cooper is honored to be part of this production with professional actors, gaining experience and insight from his peers!
Joshua Eaddy is excited to be performing for the first time at Powerhouse Theatre. He is thrilled to work with Mike Boland again but this time on stage and with this great cast of actors. He is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Housatonic Community College. He has many years of experience performing on stage and film within the region. His most recent shows include: Sweat, Much Ado about Nothing and Water by the Spoonful with Capital Classics. He is grateful for this opportunity and wants to thank his family and friends for their support.
AUSTIN HOWE (Juror #7)
Austin is being featured in his second role on the Town Players stage in this production of 12 Angry Men. Austin was recently seen performing on the TPNC stage in Drop Dead as Chaz Looney Austin is a graduate from The Catholic University in Washington DC where he received a Bachelors in Drama. Austin was also fortunate to perform in many different shows and live performances all over the DC area. Most notably for his role as TJ in The Knot (2018) and as James in Circle Mirror Transformation (2019). Austin also acts in television and film with a recent credit in Disney’s Chang Can Dunk (2023) as a featured background actor. Austin wants to thank everyone for coming out to see this incredible production!
Connecticut audiences may remember David’s appearance in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Hartford Stage, where he earned a CT Critics Circle Award nomination and the cover of American Theatre magazine. Other theater credits include Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Idaho Shakes, Porthouse Theatre, New Theatre, Playhouse Square, and The O’Neill. TV/Film: 3 years on “One Life to Live”, 3 seconds in How Do You Know (dir. James L. Brooks); Recurring roles on “The Good Fight”, “Insatiable”, “Constantine”, and “Deception”. Guest shots on “Uncoupled” opposite Neil Patrick Harris, “Shades of Blue”, “Instinct”, “Bull”, “The Night Shift”, “Elementary”, “Gossip Girl”, “Law & Order”. Commercial: Sebastian in a national campaign for Airborne. Most recently, the short film Craigslist —available at drewisfunny.com. He voiced Deputy Bell in the scripted podcast Western Powder Burns opposite John Wesley Shipp, Robert Vaughn, and Edward Asner — which David also created, wrote, and produced — winning a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Storytelling and Best Performance. His plays have been performed and supported by The Bechdel Group, Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré, Shawnee Playhouse, and Urban Stages. He recently adapted the best-selling romance novel Wait With Me for Passionflix Studios in Atlanta. During the pandemic, David served as guest faculty at Baldwin-Wallace University and as a public speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association. Many thanks to John Shipp and Mike Boland for this dream job. Love to Jen. For my Dad, Wayne: “Let’s go pour water on ‘em.” #endALZ
Michael Medeiros is an actor/writer/director in theatre, film and television. He has played roles in major studio and indie films such as X-Men First Class, RoboCop 2, Margot At The Wedding and Synecdoche New York. He starred in the Custer miniseries, Son of The Morning Star with David Straitharn and in Hampton’s Golden Starfish winner, Sometime in August. For television, he recurred as Gordon Landon on Manifest and guest-starred in Elementary, Law & Order, The Blacklist, and Believe among others. He has played theatres nationwide, including Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Goodman, Papermill, Goodspeed, Huntington, Seattle Rep, The Kennedy Center and has sung the title roles in Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha. His indie feature, Tiger Lily Road, which he wrote and directed, starred Tom Pelphrey, won the Audience Award at Woods Hole Film Festival and had an arthouse run at NYC's Quad Cinema. He was a 2019 resident at the Mercer Writer’s Colony at Goodspeed with his rock musical, A Wild Thing. -- michaelmedeiros.com
Robert Marlowe has been seen in many New York and Los Angeles theater productions, including the 2017 Working Man Production in LA, over 40 commercials....was the spokesman for the 2011 Ford Explorer internet commercial campaign , as well as movie and tv roles. Robert is excited to be part of the cast of this important American Play.
A.M. BHATT (Juror #11)
“… and then, I have nature and art and poetry and literature – and if that is not enough, what is enough?” - Vincent Van Gogh. a.m. bhatt is a lifelong artist. He is the Founder of DAE (a nonprofit school with campuses in New Haven and Stamford) and runs a M.A. in Leadership program that is grounded in the premise that leadership is an art form – a unique, one-time, individual expression. a.m. has developed LeaderArtists in companies such as IBM, AmEx, and Facebook as well as non-profit and social impact agencies and start-ups. He is a published photographer, international public speaker, children’s book author, and stage actor. Plays he has performed in include: Disgraced, Other People’s Money, Frost/Nixon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Prescription Murder. www.a bhatt.com
ROB KENNEDY (Juror #12)
Rob is a director and Theater Arts Teacher at Amity High School in Woodbridge, CT., where his program has won numerous awards including the CT High School Musical Theater Awards, the New England Theater Conference and the Stephen Sondheim Awards. Most recently, Rob has directed Beauty and the Beast, The Play that Goes Wrong, Mamma Mia, Puffs, and Anastasia. Rob has also produced and directed two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Almost Maine (UK premiere) in 2012, and The Third Wave In 2016. In 2019 he directed God of Carnage for the Greenwich Theater Company . Prior to teaching, Rob was a professional actor. Favorite roles include: Elwood in Harvey, Serge in Art, Jerry in Dancing at Lughnasa, Kaffee in A Few Good Men and Lucas in Laughter on the 23rd floor, back in 1996 where he first met Mike Boland. Much love to Andrea who makes it all possible.
Gus, a Cheshire resident and Krav Maga instructor, is excited to be part of this outstanding production after a long absence from acting. Gus studied acting while attending NYU as well as at various studios in NYC. Favorite roles from past productions include Pavlo in "The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel" and being part of the ensemble cast of Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor". Gus is grateful to his wife and family for their encouragement of his long-standing love of acting.