Debra Monk, the Tony and Emmy Award winning star of Curtains on Broadway, will return to her
guest starring role of Louise O'Malley on ABC-TV's "Grey's Anatomy" this Thursday,
December 20. "Grey's Anatomy" airs locally on WABC-TV, Channel 7 on
Thursday at 9:00 PM. Check local listings.
Monk plays the mother of T.R. Knight's character, Dr. George
O'Malley on ABC's wildly popular and acclaimed series. Knight saw Monk
perform in Curtains during its world
premiere production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 2006 and specifically asked
for her to play his mother when the role was created.
Monk won a Tony Award for her performance in Lanford
Wilson's Redwood Curtain and was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama
Desk Award for her performance in Curtains
as producer Carmen Bernstein. She won an Emmy Award for her performance
as Katie Sipowicz, the wife of Dennis Franz's Detective Andy Sipowicz, in "NYPD
stars Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde-Pierce as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, Tony
Award winner Karen Ziemba as lyricist Georgia Hendricks, Jason Danieley as
composer Aaron Fox, Jill Paice as ingénue Niki Harris and Edward Hibbert as
director Christopher Belling, with John Bolton as theatre critic Daryl Grady,
Michael X. Martin as stage manager Johnny Harmon, Michael McCormick as investor
Oscar Shapiro, Noah Racey as choreographer Bobby Pepper, Ernie Sabella as
producer Sidney Bernstein and Megan Sikora as understudy Bambi Bernét.
The 31-member cast also features Nili Bassman (Arlene
Barucca), Bridget Berger (Roberta Wooster), Kevin Bernard (Roy
Stetson/Detective O'Farrell), Ward Billeisen (Brick Hawvermale), Paula Leggett
Chase (Marjorie Cook), Jennifer Dunne (Jan Setler), David Eggers (Swing), J. Austin Eyer (Swing), Matt Farnsworth (Harv
Fremont), Patty Goble (Jessica
Cranshaw/Connie Subbotin), Shannon Lewis (Mona Page), Lorin Lattaro (Swing),
David Loud (Sasha Iljinsky), Brittany Marcin (Peg Prentice), Jim Newman (Randy
Dexter), Joe Aaron Reid (Ronnie Driscoll), Christopher Spaulding (Russ
Cochran), Jerome Vivona (Swing) and Stephanie Youell (Swing).