Dale Morgan

Dale Morgan is glad to be back at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre where he was last seen as El Puro in Matador. He also moved with Matador to the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. Dale can also be remembered for his portrayal of Juan Perón in Evita at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre and at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse. Dale played John Jasper in Candelight's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the sadistic dentist Orin in their Jeff award-winning production of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received a Jeff nomination. At the Goodman, he played the role of Jules, the rival artist in their production of Sunday in the Park with George. Chess marks Dale's thirteenth show at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre. He also works in industrial shows and films, commercials, voice-overs and trade shows.


Neil Friedman

Neil Friedman returns to Marriott's Lincolnshire theatre after playing Sigfrido in the Chicago and Miami companies of Matador. Chess marks his fifth appearance on the Marriott stage; he appeared in Camelot, King and I, and Peter Pan before the international premiere of Matador. Neil was recently honored to receive a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance as Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar. In the Children's Theatre, Neil just completed his third year as Scrooge in Drury Lane Oakbrook's A Christmas Carol. Neil is a founding member of The Shakespeare Repertory and has appeared on their stages in Henry V, and Antony and Cleopatra. His loves include a steady breeze, his two cats and his best friend Deya, from whom he receives great strength, support, and inspiration. Neil dedicates his work to his family, especially Mom, whose strength is an inspiration.


Susan Moniz

Susan Moniz returns to Chicago after a run of Matador at Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida, the international premiere of which began at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre. She is excited to mark Chess as her sixth production at Marriott. Some of her roles here include Mary Jane in Big River, Maria in West Side Story, Tuptin in The King and I and Dorothy in The Wiz. The last three roles earned her Joseph Jefferson nominations. Other Chicago credits include Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, as well as Bella in Rags at Candelight Dinner Playhouse. Susan is proud to be acting with Shakespeare Repertory's touring company. "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, oh Lord, make me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)


Alton F. White

Alton F. White couldn't think of a better way to start 1990 that returning to Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre, where he was last seen in Grease as Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. Other Marriott credits include his Chicago debut in The Wiz, Evita, and last year's Season of Concern AIDS Benefit. Other Chicago credits include the fabulous Book of the Night workshop at the Goodman Theatre, Curtis Taylor, Jr. the sly, manipulative manager in Dreamgirls, the 1988-89 National Tour in the same role and industrials for Lovette, Ron Wald, Shucart, Zazz and Kings Production companies. In addition to theatre, Alton is actively pursuing a commercial jingle career. Alton would like to dedicate this performance to his family, three very special friends, true friendship, his mother Marietta White, but most of all, God, who is the true joy and strength of his life!

(Note: Biographies from original program.)