Tony Shalhoub and Thomas A. Power
Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Tony Shalhoub stars as "Adrian Monk" and serves as Executive Producer of the USA Network Original Series Monk. Shalhoub has established himself as one of the most talented character actors working today. He had an especially memorable role in USA Films' The Man Who Wasn't There (Winner for "Best Director" at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival), from Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Frances McDormand. In 2008, Shalhoub starred alongside John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson in the horror film 1408. His numerous other feature film credits include Spy Kids, Galaxy Quest, The Siege, A Civil Action, Searching for Bobby Fischer, The Impostors, Primary Colors, Gattaca, Men in Black, Big Night, Barton Fink, Honeymoon in Vegas, Quick Change, Longtime Companion, 13 Ghosts, Life or Something Like It, Men in Black II, Spy Kids II, and Against the Ropes. Shalhoub made his feature directorial debut with the independent film Made Up, in which he also co-starred alongside his wife Brooke Adams and Gary Sinise. Shalhoub's television credits include starring in the telefilm remakes of That Championship Season, directed by Paul Sorvino, and Gypsy. He was previously a series regular on the sitcom Stark Raving Mad and the long-running hit series Wings. Shalhoub's New York theater work includes stagings of "Waiting for Godot," "Conversations with My Father," "The Heidi Chronicles" and "The Odd Couple," as well as the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of "Henry IV Part 1" and "Richard III."
Professor Thomas A. Power is a full time tenured member of the Theatre Department of the University of Southern Maine where he teaches acting, directing and play writing. As past artistic director of the nationally recognized Children's Theatre of Maine, he authored many plays performed by that professional company while working with fine actors including Tony Shalhoub. He collaborated with Kurt Vonnegut Jr. in a re-write of one of Vonnegut's plays, Happy Birthday, Wanda June. As a playwright he was the winner of the 1990 Moss Hart Award for his musical, Grannia. Power also writes and performs with the Rocky Coast Radio Readers, a radio drama company producing work for Public Radio. Professor Power is a member of the Dramatist Guild.