Cast of Lend Me A Tenor

Lend Me A Tenor

Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. 

Creative Team

Director: Ryan Falcheck
Stage Manager: Holly Wright
Costume Design: Jan Williams
Set Design: Ken Wilson
Sound Design: Holly Wright


Nominated for 3 Zoni Awards:

Actress in a Supporting Role - Dyana Carroll
Actor in a Supporting Role - Gary Caswell
Sound Design - Holly Wright and John Luke Osorio

Tito and Maria

Show Dates

February 22, 2018 at 7:30pm
February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
February 24, 2018 at 7:30pm
February 25, 2018 at 4:00pm


Presented at: Third Street Theatre at Phoenix Center for the Arts

Cast List

Character Actor
Henry Saunders Garth Williams
Max Garber Eric Almassy
Diana Bateman Shelly Boucher
Maggie Saunders Leslie Wall
Albert Rupp Steven Settefrati
Maria Merelli Dyana Carroll
Tito Merelli Gary Caswell