J.D. Webster (Baron Gottfried van Swieten) Broadway: Pa in the revival of The Color Purple (First National tour), Mingo in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Wonderful Town, Ragtime, Showboat. Off-Broadway: The Tempest, Pericles (Public Theater); Two Gentlemen of Verona (NYSF), features in numerous City Center Encores! productions. Regional: Charles, Amiens, Corin, and Hymen in As You Like It (Two River Theater); Winston in Avenue X (Alliance Theatre); Annas in JCS Gospel (Alliance Theatre); Sid in The Desert Song (Sacramento Music Circus); Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Flick in Violet (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); J.D. in Jam and Spice (Westport Country Playhouse). Last season, J.D. appeared as Mr. S in the Fornes-Carmines musical Promenade at Encores! Off-Center, and he can be seen as Simon in the Fathom Events film, Easter Mysteries. For Angelo Soliman, born “Mmadi Make” (ca.1721-1796), who trod the same paths as many of the men depicted in this play…lest we forget!