Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - Cast

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Robin Williams  (Tiger)

Robin Williams Theater: Waiting for Godot (LCT); The Exonerated (Curran Theatre, San Francisco). Film: Good Will Hunting (Oscar & SAG Awards), The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society, Good Morning Vietnam (Oscar nominations for each), Awakenings (NBR Award), The Birdcage (SAG Ensemble Award), World's Greatest Dad, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Hook, Patch Adams, Night at the Museum 1 & 2, Popeye, Moscow on the Hudson, The World According to Garp, Insomnia, One Hour Photo. Television: "Mork & Mindy," HBO specials including "Robin Williams: Live On Broadway" (five Emmy noms) and "Weapons of Self Destruction" (three Emmy noms). Vocal Work: Disney's Aladdin, Fox' Robots, Warner Bros' Happy Feet; Audio versions of his one-man shows and the children's record "Pecos Bill" have won him five Grammy Awards. Additional honors: 2004 Career Achievement Award (Chicago International Film Festival), 2005 HFPA Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Williams has headlined six USO tours and is closely affiliated with "Comic Relief," founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization to help America's homeless which has, to date, raised over $50 Million.

Arian Moayed  (Musa)

Arian Moayed Broadway debut. Originated Musa in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theater. Off-Broadway & Regional: Masked (Drama Desk nomination), Fever Chart (Public Theater, dir Jo Bonney), Queens Blvd (Signature, dir Davis McCallum), American Pilot (MTC, dir Lynne Meadow), Kite Runner (national tour, dir Wynn Handman), Homebody/Kabul (BAM & Steppenwolf, dir Frank Galati), Jeff Daniels' Apartment 3A (dir Valentina Fratti), Mahida's Extra Key to Heaven (Epic Theater, dir Will Pomerantz) and As You Like It, Othello (Utah Shakespearean Festival). Films: Roadie, The Christians, Arranged and Church Story. TV: "MONY" (pilot series regular, dir, Spike Lee), "White Collar," all the "Law & Orders" and "Six Degrees." Arian is co-founder of the critically acclaimed theatre company Waterwell. He has acted/devised 11 Waterwell drops including The Persians…, Marco Millions (based on lies) (Drama Desk nomination), The|King|Operetta and Goodbar, which he directed and is running the first Monday of each month at Ideal Glass. His screenplay, This Island Made Me, starring Campbell Scott, is slated for production in Winter 2012. OKAI.

Glenn Davis  (Tom)

Glenn Davis Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: Wig Out! (Vineyard Theatre, dir Tina Landau). Regional: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum), The Brother/Sister Plays (dir Tina Landua): The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water, Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet (Joseph Jefferson Award-Best Ensemble); A Lesson Before Dying; The Bluest Eye (Steppenwolf Theatre); Caligula, Polaroid Stories, Vassa Zheleznova (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Wig Out! (Sundance Institute/Theatre Lab, dir. Kent Gash); Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Congo Square Theatre. International: Edward II (dir Richard Monette), The Winter's Tale, As You Like It (Stratford Shakespeare Festival). Television: "24"(FOX); "The Unit"(CBS); "Jericho"(CBS).

Brad Fleischer  (Kev)

Brad Fleischer Bway: Coram Boy (Drama League Ensemble nomination). Off-Bway: David Rabe's Streamers (Roundabout/Huntington), Regional: Gruesome Playground Injuries (Alley Theater), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theatre),  Pig Farm (South Coast Repertory). Film: The Good Shepherd. TV: "24," "The Unit," "Prison Break," "Jericho," "Law and Order," "Over There," short: "Ryan Black vs. the sketchy McSwains" (dir. Eso Joon Arata).  Representing UCSD MFA/ Kyle Donnelly and Threshold. 33.

Necar Zadegan  (Iraqi Woman, Leper)

Necar Zadegan Theater credits include: CTG- Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, dir. Moisés Kaufman). International: Peribanez/Beauty and the Beast (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Satellite With Love (Workshop 79), My Wife. Regional: Gilgamesh, Stop Kiss, Suburbia, The Waiting Room, The Tavern, Compleat Wrks of Willm Shkspr Abridged. Film/TV: First lady Dalia Hassan on  "24," "The Event," "Outlaw," "Lost," "CSI: Miami," "How I Met Your Mother," "NCIS," "Nip/Tuck," "The Shield," "The Unit," "The Bernie Mac Show," "Big Shots," critically acclaimed indie Elena Undone, Unthinkable (dir. Gregor Jordan) and Methhead out this summer. BA English Literature: University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hrach Titizian  (Iraqi Man, Uday)

Hrach Titizian Hrach Titizan feels extremely fortunate to have THIS show be the reason for his very first visit to NY. Film includes: Universal's The Kingdom, George Clooney's The Men Who Stare at Goats, and one of David Carradine's final films, Night of the Templar. In addition to a series regular role on ABC's comedy pilot "Funny In Farsi" and a recurring role on Fox's "24," Hrach has guest starred in a slew of television shows including "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "The Shield," "Alias," "Las Vegas," "E-Ring," "Raising the Bar," "The Nine," "Mind of Mencia," and "Mad Men." He’d like to thank the enormously talented Bengal Tiger… team, his hard working reps, his incredibly supportive family and friends, and the woman of his dreams… his beautiful fiancée.

Sheila Vand  (Hadia/Iraqi Teenager)

Sheila Vand Broadway Debut. LA Theater credits: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theatre), Sneaky Nietzsche (Towne Plaza), Portrait of the Architect in Ruins (LA Theater Center), Medea (Fowler Amphitheatre), Animal Magnetism (Blank Theater). Film: Bold Native, Pashmaloo. TV: "Life" (NBC), Dark Knight/Verizon promo (dir. Stephen Gaghan), Michael Eisner’s "Prom Queen" (series regular, *Emmy nominated series). Recently graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film & TV/Steppenwolf West alum. Big love and thanks to my beautiful family.

Hend Ayoub  (u/s Iraqi Woman/Iraqi Teenager/Hadia/Leper)

Hend Ayoub Co-starred in Emmy Award-winning film Death of a President and award-winning film Private, Comedy Central's "The Watch List," The NY Arab-American Comedy Festival, NY Fringe Festival's Meanwhile in Baghdad and Alternative Methods, and was a regular on Israel's "Sesame Street."

Corey Brill  (u/s Tom, Kev)

Corey Brill Credits include: Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night (Chalk Repertory Theatre); Father Flynn in Doubt (Seattle Rep); The Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie starring Sally Field (Kennedy Center); Opus (Old Globe); Gore Vidal's On the March to the Sea, Lady Windermere's Fan (also directed by Moisés Kaufman); Fiddler on the Roof (North Shore Music Theatre); and Charley's Aunt (North Coast Rep). Television: "CSI: Miami," "Confessions of a Dog." Graduate of UC San Diego's MFA Acting program.

Sherman Howard  (u/s Tiger)

Sherman Howard Sherman Howard most recently appeared as Henry in The Lion in Winter and Spooner in No Man's Land at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. He has previously appeared on Broadway covering for John Lithgow in All My Sons.

Daoud Heidami  (u/s Musa/Iraqi Man/Uday)

Daoud Heidami Off-Broadway: Aftermath, New York Theatre Workshop (Drama League nomination, ensemble); Masked, DR2; (I am) Nobody's Lunch, P.S. 122, 59E59 Theatres. Film & TV: Safe, Sex and the City 2, You Don't Mess With the Zohan, Syriana, Habibi, "Guiding Light," "Tough Crowd" with Colin Quinn, "Law and Order: Enemy and Rapture." MFA: UCSD.

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