Tony Nominee Cheat Sheet! 11 Fresh Faces You Need to Know

first_imgEvery week, Broadway.com introduces readers to a new Fresh Face in the New York theater scene—this season, 11 of our stellar standouts became 2015 Tony nominees! Read below for a cheat sheet on Alex Sharp, Sydney Lucas, Steven Boyer, Leanne Cope, Geneva Carr and more Tony-nominated breakout stars, featuring portraits by Broadway.com Photo Editor Caitlin McNaney. See if these first-time nominees win big at the Tony Awards June 7! MATTHEW BEARDEdward in SkylightSkylight is Matthew Beard’s Broadway debut, but it isn’t his first time working with co-star Carey Mulligan. The pair previously appeared on the big screen in When Did You Last See Your Father? in 2007 and An Education in 2009. The actor, who calls Sheffield home, has had insomnia since his move to New York City. “It feels like the city whizzes by your window,” he said, “and all you have to do is step out your front door to join the wave.” LEANNE COPELise in An American in ParisA British ballerina turned Broadway star, Cope is the very definition of poise in An American in Paris—but in her Fresh Face feature, she revealed her obsession with trashy reality TV (especially The Only Way Is Essex, which is the UK’s answer to Jersey Shore) and her shower cubicle audition for the musical’s director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. BRANDON URANOWITZAdam in An American in ParisWhile Brandon Uranowitz is fairly new on the Broadway scene (he made his debut in the 2011 jukebox musical Baby It’s You!), at age 10 he was the only star of Toronto’s Ragtime who did not get cast in the Broadway transfer. “I looked too Jewish,” he told Broadway.com. “They dyed my hair and eyebrows every two weeks. Imagine me with foils on my head and white shit in my eyebrows.” LYDIA LEONARDAnne Boleyn in Wolf Hall Parts One & TwoAfter wowing London audiences as Anne Boelyn in Wolf Hall Parts One and Two, she’s reprising her powerhouse performance on Broadway (in an extremely tricky corset). Although Leonard isn’t a singer, she’s dreaming of taking singing lessons so she can one day play Sally Bowles in Cabaret…and maybe Elphaba in Wicked! GENEVA CARRMargery in Hand to GodWhile Carr isn’t quite as crazy as her character in Hand to God, she’s got a great life story. After living in 11 states, she settled down with her husband, a “handsome, smarty-pants architect from Tokyo” whom she met on OKCupid. While the 44-year-old is making her Broadway debut, you might recognize her as AT&T’s nagging “Rollover Mom,” a gig that paid for her apartment. EMILY SKEGGSMedium Alison in Fun HomeThe Broadway newbie grew up seeing theater in New York City, but as a kid, she was more interested in being an animal than an actor. “My parents used to call me the Wolf Child because I was a really rambunctious kid,” she said. “I would get into these horrible temper tantrums where I would snarl and bite people.” STEVEN BOYERJason in Hand to GodThis Tony nominee isn’t technically a Broadway newbie—he cut his teeth playing Gilley in the 2002 revival of I’m Not Rappaport—but his explosive performance as a troubled teen and his posessed sock puppet Tyrone has the theater scene buzzing. Before his big break, he upstaged Leonardo DiCaprio in a bit part in The Wolf of Wall Street and proposed to his wife Emily on a kiss-cam at an NBA game. SYDNEY LUCASSmall Alison in Fun HomeWhen we first met Sydney Lucas, she was a 10-year-old bundle of energy taking on the tough role of young Alison Bechdel in the new musical Fun Home at the Public Theater. She’s now reprising her role on Broadway, and while she’s a little bit older and wiser, her performance is just as powerful. “People ask me, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?'” she said. “And I tell them, ‘I’m already doing it. I can’t change!” RICHARD McCABEHarold Wilson in The AudienceIt’s his first time on Broadway, but McCabe has played a Prime Minister three times before on stage and screen. “It’s strange, because I would be a lousy politician,” he said. “I couldn’t keep up that pretense all the time.” But he’s happy to keep up the pretense on stage, especially if it means improvising with fellow Tony nominee Helen Mirren. ALEX SHARPChristopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimePlucked straight from Juilliard (which he called “a fairly traumatic experience”), 25-year-old Sharp’s performance in Curious Incident is the talk of the town. But before he was a Broadway star, he was building tables to pay his rent. “I found all of these distressed wood tables for sale at extraordinary prices online, so I went to Home Depot, made the tables and starting selling them,” he said. “I have a more glamorous job now.” MICAH STOCKGus in It’s Only a PlayThere’s a reason Micah Stock is so adept at playing coat check boy Gus in the star-packed revival of It’s Only a Play—he actually was a coat check boy before making his Broadway debut! The star, who was the only actor in the Terrence McNally comedy nominated for a Tony Award, is still awestruck about appearing alongside Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. “I’m spoiled just to even be on the poster, let alone be on stage with them,” he told Broadway.com. View Commentslast_img read more

The importance of compliance & security for credit unions

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Anthony Fattore Anthony Fattore is an Arizona-born writer, currently working on multiple novels, short stories, and articles. For now, he pays the bills with content creation. He studied English Literature at Northern … Details This is placeholder text This post is currently collecting data…center_img The nature of credit unions has always been to hold and secure sensitive information. For that very reason, many companies choose to partner with payment providers because they need someone to help them meet the highest compliance and security levels to keep their customer’s banking information safe.As a business owner, this means you need to take security very seriously and comply with all applicable regulations. That is why it is critical to understand how processors meet security standards and what they are doing to keep your business secure. While some companies might take the fastest route to handle your payments, you need a processor that takes every precaution to ensure you and your member’s information are safe.What is PCI Compliance?What exactly do we mean when we say PCI-DSS? This is the most well-known compliance standard, and it was created to enact controls around how companies handle cardholder data to decrease credit card fraud. If you’re shopping around for providers, then this is one you NEED them to have.Having a higher transaction volume and a long history are two great things to look out for when choosing your provider.Why Credit Unions Need to Review Their ComplianceOne of the most damaging things to a credit union’s reputation is a data breach. You hear it on the news all the time. Understandably, when these issues happen, stocks for even Fortune 500 companies can plummet. You can imagine how devastating the impact would be on a smaller business.In fact, by the end of 2018, Credit Union Times reported that “By year’s end, more than 1,200 breaches affected over 560 million reported records. But some sources brought the total even higher by including estimated unreported records.”A setback like this can leave many new or rising credit unions dead in the water. That’s why it’s crucial when choosing which payment processor to handle this sensitive information to see what level of compliance they meet and how well they stay up to date. Your business is protected from attacks and data breaches by adhering to best practices for security and compliance. It would help if you had a safe and reliable way to stay up to date with the latest compliance and security available.It may seem overwhelming to keep up with compliance for financial institutions, but the longer you wait, the worse off you’ll be in the long run. There are always new regulations, additional ways hackers can access systems, and updated compliance rules to learn for the variety of customers/industries you service.TakeawaysIt’s always important to keep security and compliance in mind when choosing your next processor. Now you know the basics of areas you must master to minimize the chances of a breach. At BillingTree, we actively help you stay compliant with a dedicated compliance department, working to lower your chances of a breach. In addition, at BillingTree, there are several Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) on staff, for an extra level of confidence and trust.To learn more about improving your credit union’s compliance and security, reach out today.last_img read more