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Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the Utah Premiere of ‘The Lehman Trilogy’

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the Utah premiere of the Olivier-nominated and Tony-winning hit, The Lehman Trilogy, from March 29—April 13, 2024. Written by Stefano Massini and adapted from the original Italian text by Ben Power, The Lehman Trilogy is described as follows:

On a cold September morning in 1844, a Bavarian immigrant arrives in New York City, with his sights set on creating a new life in the new world. When his two brothers join his side, fates are sealed and a 163-year chain of events is set into motion as the family and company they form, Lehman Brothers, forever change the finance world. Told in three parts over the course of a single evening, The Lehman Trilogy is a not-to-be-missed American tale of epic proportions.

The Cast

Comprising the intimate cast that will play a combined fifty roles are three PTC alums:

Seth Andrew Bridges* (Mayer Lehman) previously appeared at PTC in the world premiere of Alabama Story. He has performed with Off Broadway’s Mint Theatre Company and on many regional stages across the nation including Alley Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Company, Syracuse Stage, and Florida Rep. Seth’s TV/film credits include The Walking Dead: Dead City, Severance, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Succession.

William Connell*
(Emanuel Lehman) was last seen at PTC in The Play That Goes Wrong and prior to that, One Man, Two Guvnors. William has appeared on Broadway in A View from the Bridge, The Coast of Utopia, as well as in Roundabout’s Off-Broadway and touring productions of A Soldier’s Play. His TV/film credits include Succession, The Black List, Madame Secretary, Smash, Gossip Girl, and many others.

Jeff Talbott* (Henry Lehman) has appeared frequently at PTC as both an actor and playwright. As actor, Jeff performed in PTC’s Oslo,The Odd Couple, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Doubt. As playwright, Jeff’s plays i and The Messenger each had their world premieres at Pioneer Theatre Company in 2018 and 2022, respectively. His TV/film credits include Julie & Julia, The Sopranos, Orange is the New Black, Law and Order, and many others.

Seth Andrew Bridges, William Connell, and Jeff Talbott

The Creative Team

PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg  directs The Lehman Trilogy. Earlier this season, Azenberg directed and choreographed The Rocky Horror Show, choreographed Christmas in Connecticut, and will direct and choreograph the final production of the season: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.

Composer Will Van Dyke, who is Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger of the current hit revival of Little Shop Of Horrors Off-Broadway, and who previously worked on PTC’s i, Ass, and The Messenger, will once again compose original music for this PTC production. 

Also joining the Creative Team are Scenic and Costume Designer Yoon Bae (Scapin and Putting It Together); Lighting Designer Michael Gilliam (Something Rotten!, The Last Ship ); Sound Designer Bryce Robinette (What the Constitution Means to Me and Native Gardens). Emily Nacrissa Griffith* is Production Stage Manager.


The Lehman Trilogy plays from March 29-April 13 as PTC’s inaugural production in the Meldrum Theatre at the Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse. The Fieldhouse is located on the southeast corner of PTC’s current parking lot. A map can be found here. Tickets are now on sale via the link below or by calling the Pioneer Theatre Company Box Office at 801-581-6961. Tickets for patrons in grades K-12 are half-price Monday through Thursday.

The Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse under construction in July 2023 | Credit: Joshua Black

“The Lehman Trilogy” is presented in arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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