Cast

Meet the cast

Nina Bradlin

Nina Bradlin (US) is a singer, songwriter, actor and director from Detroit, Michigan. She has recorded three albums to date and is currently writing songs for her fourth album. You can hear tracks from “Stardust”, her homage to Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Leonard Cohen (“Dance Me to the End of Love” recorded with our musical director Tiffany Butt!) on Radio Swiss Jazz and songs from her second album have been on Radio Swiss Pop and Radio SRF2 (“Dreams Grow on Solid Ground”). In January 2017, Nina Bradlin performed to a standing-room-only audience at the Birdseye Jazz Club with her band of Basel’s finest jazz musicians. Her voice has been described as “silvery and clear, yet dramatic” or “sensitive, intense and sultry”.

Nina Bradlin is, however, no stranger to the stage: In fact, it was her role in Upstart Entertainment’s rock n’ roll musical “Return to the Forbidden Planet” in 2006 that was the impetus for Nina’s foray off the stage and into Basel’s music scene! She has also performed in the musicals “Rent” and “Cafe Brel” . Nina can also be seen in the Swiss films “Oboleo”, “20 Regeln für Sylvie”, the upcoming film “Neutral” and the short films “The Vault” and “Digital Evidence”. She will soon revive her Basel/Zurich role as Las Vegas diva Miranda Moon in “Mord in der Hochzeitsnacht” with The Same Productions

Read more about Nina here.

Susan Brownfield

Susan Brownfield is an Honors Graduate of the University of Oregon School of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. She later completed her Master’s degree at Boston’s New England Conservatory.

Susan began her career when she joined the Broadway tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” working with entertainment veterans Hayley Mills and Marie Osmond. Susan, a district winner in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera Competition, later  spent two seasons with Utah Festival Opera where she performed the role of Liat in “South Pacific” and Isabelle/Madeline in Mollicone’s “The Face on the Barroom Floor.” She spent three seasons at The Originals Theatre Company in Maine performing the roles of Claire in David Auburn’s “Proof,” Betty Lou Spence in “The IT Girl,” and Woman #3 in “And, The World Goes ‘Round.”

She currently lives in Switzerland and has been seen in concerts and several theatre productions including Patrick Barlow’s “The Messiah,” “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” and a Shakespeare Tragedy Trio.

A remarkably versatile performer, Susan has also appeared in film and television.

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Tiffany Butt

Canadian pianist Tiffany Butt has appeared as soloist, Lieder recitalist and chamber musician across three continents. At the Nova Scotian premiere of Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music, the Halifax ChronicleHerald wrote that she “captured the audience with her enthusiasm, brilliance, and charm.” Recently, the Rheinland Pfalz enthused, “as where was necessary, Tiffany Butt channeled energy and drama, yet never losing sight of exactness and clarity.”

Tiffany has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras across Canada and Europe, and as chamber and solo recitalist throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, France, England, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Serbia, and the Netherlands.

Performing highlights include Prokofiev’s Third Concerto with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Bartok’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra under Marko Letonja, and Shostakovich First Concerto with the Rotterdam Kammerorkest under Conrad van Alphen. Tiffany has concertised at such prestigious venues as the Gulbenkian in Lisbon, De Doelen in Rotterdam, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Helsinki Music Centre, and appeared on re-invitation with the Rotterdam Kammerorkest, performing Chopin’s First Piano Concerto.

Anthony Hehir

An Irish & South African native, Anthony is an actor, singer & voice-over artist currently based in Basel, Switzerland. He holds a Masters degree in acting and music theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Some of Anthony’s musical theatre credits include Honk! – the Ugly Duckling Musical (Ugly) in Zug, Switzerland; the hit comedy musical Avenue Q (Trekkie, Nicky) in Lucerne, Switzerland; the rock opera Rent (Tom Collins and Benny) in Basel, Switzerland; Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen (European premiere) in London, UK, directed by award-winning actress and director Janie Dee; and a co-devised two-person musical revue You. Me. Us which has been performed in Basel, Lausanne and Zürich, and continues to be developed.

He is an active member of two English theatre groups in Switzerland and served on the committee of Basel’s Semi-Circle theatre group.

In addition to stage work, Anthony is active as a corporate role play actor, event MC and voice-over artist. He does voice-over work through Zürich’s Jingle Jungle voice studio and is active in corporate MC engagements and motivational speaking.

Anthony’s passion for Sondheim’s compositions makes this performance of Side by Side extremely special. Anthony is excited to bring this Tony award nominated show to Basel.

Read more about Anthony here.

Stephanie Németh-Parker

Stephanie Németh-Parker is an actress and voice-over artist currently living in Basel, Switzerland. Her latest film roles have been in the short sci-fi film “Clones” with Rutger Hauer (“Bladerunner”) and DeObia Oparei (“Game of Thrones”), with additional voice work in the short film ‘The Way Down to Your Belly’ and the snowboarding film ‘Fruition’. Stephanie has appeared in Swiss commercials for such brands as Denner and SwissLife. While in Basel, she has been seen in numerous plays for The Semi-Circle and Upstart Entertainment. Some of her favorite performances include Stella in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Anna in “Closer,” and Sister James in “Doubt.”

She is recognized for her voice over-work at the well-known studio Jingle Jungle in Zürich. She is the unofficial female voice for Omega Watches, having done several voice-overs for them over the past 7 years including their Winter Olympic commercials in 2010. She has also lent her voice to projects for UBS, PostFinance, Sunrise, Riposa, Audi, SWICA, Blaues Kreuz, Novartis, and IKEA, among others.

Stephanie’s work includes corporate videos for Roche, Novartis, and most recently Endress+Hauser. She also had the extreme pleasure last year to work on the production side (casting, location scouting, etc.) of several music videos for singer Laine Kowalski. She is looking forward to stretching her acting muscles again in this classic, Tony-nominated musical.

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