A Tony Award® winner for Best Play, Side Man delves deep into the postwar New York jazz underground through the life of a celebrated musician and his dysfunctional family. Warren Leight used his own experiences as the son of a jazz musician to create Gene, a talented but emotionally incompetent trumpeter whose pure devotion to music comes at the expense of his relationship with resentful wife Terry and their self-sacrificing son, Clifford. Frank Wood won the Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his starring role.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Frank Wood as Gene
Garret Dillahunt as Clifford
Christine Lahti as Terry
Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Ziggy
Kevin Geer as Jonesy
Joseph Lyle Taylor as Al
Stephanie Zimbalist as Patsy
Original music and trumpet performance by Elliot Kane with flute performance by David Sills.
Directed by Stephen Sachs. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in May of 2010.