Roy Abramsohn

Roy AbramsohnRoy Abramsohn (Richard in 2 Pianos, 4 Hands and David O. Selznick in Moonlight and Magnolias) .

Roy originated one of the leads in the two-man, Pulizer-monimated drama Old Wicked Songs at the historic Walnut StreetTheater, where he also played the dual role of Chico and Harpo Marx in Groucho: A Life in Revue with the original Broadway cast. Groucho was taped live at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut and has aired on PBS. 

Other stage credits include two years at the Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland, Dirty Blonde at Portland Center Stage, the west coast premiere of Israel Horovitz’s Lebensraum (Fountain Theatre), Gunmetal Blues and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (San Jose Stage), Trumbo (with Joe Mantegna at the Falcon Theatre), Taking Sides and A Chorus of Disapproval (Odyssey Theatre), The Last Schwartz (Zephyr Theatre), and Leaving Iowa at The Laguna Playhouse. Last year he originated a role in the world premiere of Hijacking the Northern Star, with an international cast at the Shouson Theater in Hong Kong, China. 

Originally from Pennsylvania, Roy attended Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music. He also hosted a Young People’s Concert on Romantic Music with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City, and played piano with the orchestra. He has appeared in over 100 television commercials and guest-starring roles including Without A Trace, American Dream, The Parkers, and Medium. Feature films include The Dukes with Chazz Palminteri and starring roles in Creepshow 3 and the upcoming feature Escape From Tomorrow

He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, actress/singer Betsy Gardner, and his two wonderful children, Benjamin and Madeline.

January, 2011