Volume XV • Number 5
January 2007
News of the Rialto

SEFF SERVING: Annually, Actor’s Equity gives out an award in the name of Richard Seff to the man and woman who deliver the season’s outstanding character/featured performances. Seff knows the value of making the star of the show look good and has been doing just that most of his life—longtime Drama League members may remember him fondly as the first author of this very column. Now a septuagenarian, he has taken time to reflect on where he has been—with Rex Harrison, Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Christopher Reeve, Julie Andrews, Jason Robards, Chita Rivera, Bob Fosse, Kander and Ebb, et al—and write it down for Xlibris, who just published his jottings under the jaunty and not inexact title of Supporting Player: My Life Upon the Wicked Stage. It is a lively, lovely read—