Unknown Soldier

  • Credits

    Book by Daniel Goldstein
    Music by Michael Friedman
    Lyrics by Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein
    Directed by Trip Cullman
    By Special Arrangement with Hunter Arnold

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

"A thoughtful, history-spanning portrait...that celebrates the urge to fully know people."

— The New York Times

Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers the photograph of an anonymous soldier tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac musical from Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman on a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets of her family’s past… and which will chart her future.

Unknown Soldier is made possible through generous funding from  with additional support from Patricia and David Fisher and Catherine and Chris Guttman-McCabe, and Herb and Dianne Lerner.

Cast

KERSTIN ANDERSON

Lucy Lemay

RIGLEE RUTH BRYSON

Lucy Rabinowitz/Young Ellen

ADAM CHANLER-BERAT

Andrew

LORA LEE GAYER

Ellen Rabinowitz

AMY GRIFFIN

Swing / u/s Lucy Anderson

NEHAL JOSHI

Doctor

JUDY KUHN

Lucy Anderson

CANDICE SHEDD-THOMPSON

Ensemble / u/s Ellen Rabinowitz/Lucy Lemay

PERRY SHERMAN

Francis

JORDYN TAYLOR

Swing

WOOD VAN METER

Swing / u/s Francis

ELIZABETH VARGO

u/s Lucy Rabinowitz/Young Ellen

RONALD JOE WILLIAMS

(Ensemble / u/s Doctor)

TAYLOR WITT

Ensemble / u/s Andrew

SUMIÉ YOTSUKURA

Ensemble

Creative

DANIEL GOLDSTEIN

Book and Lyrics

MICHAEL FRIEDMAN

Music and Lyrics

TRIP CULLMAN

Director

PATRICK McCOLLUM

Choreographer

JULIE McBRIDE

Co-Music Supervisor

MARCO PAGUIA

Co-Music Supervisor

CHRIS KONG

Music Director

MARK WENDLAND

Set Designer

JACOB A. CLIMER

Costume Designer

BEN STANTON

Lighting Designer

LEON ROTHENBERG

Sound Designer

LUCY MACKINNON

Projection Designer

J. JARED JANAS

Hair, Wig, and Makeup Designer

SUSANNA WOLK

Associate Director

FRANCINE ESPIRITU

Associate Choreographer

PETER LEIGH-NILSEN

Associate Music Director

OTIS RAMSEY-ZÖE

Dramaturg

JOSEPH PINZON

Casting Director

PATRICK GOODWIN

New York Casting

LISA ANN CHERNOFF

Stage Manager

DAYNE SUNDMAN

Assistant Stage Manager

Unknown Soldier In The News

THE WASHINGTON POST

The most promising theater to see in D.C. and N.Y. this spring

THEATERMANIA

Lora Lee Gayer, Adam Chanler-Berat, Judy Kuhn to Star in Unknown Soldier at Arena Stage

BROADWAYWORLD

Judy Kuhn, Kerstin Anderson, Perry Sherman & More to Star in UNKNOWN SOLDIER D.C. Premiere