We Imagine the Celebrity Alter Egos of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey's Nine Characters
October 16th, 2015
by Josh Ferri
James Lecesne’s acclaimed one-man-show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey ends its off-Broadway run on October 18 before transferring to Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theatre, where it resumes performances on January 13, 2016. Before we say so long to James and his nine memorable creations, BroadwayBox shares how we will remember each character based on the celebrity each evoked.
Gloria Salzano (Leonard’s guardian & a hair salon owner)
Phoebe Hertle (Gloria’s teenage daughter)
Marian Tochterman (Gloria’s client and Leonard’s friend)
Travis Lembeck (Teenage gamer & Leonard’s classmate)
Chuck DeSantis (Detective working the case)
Marty Branahan (Chuck’s partner at the precinct)
Ellen Hertle (A retired mob wife)
Buddy Howard (Leonard’s drama school teacher)
Otto Beckerman (Local clock store owner)
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey ends its run at off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre on October 18.