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Photos: Garth Kravits as a Statue of Liberty Street Performer on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie

(L-R) Betty Gilpin as Doctor Carrie Roman, Garth Kravits as Reed, Merrit Weaver as Nurse Zoey Barkow, Stephen Wallem as Nurse Thor Lundgren, Kat Seelos as Donna and Tony Shalhoub as Doctor Bernard Prince in Showtime's

(L-R) Betty Gilpin as Doctor Carrie Roman, Garth Kravits as Reed, Merrit Weaver as Nurse Zoey Barkow, Stephen Wallem as Nurse Thor Lundgren, Kat Seelos as Donna and Tony Shalhoub as Doctor Bernard Prince in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” episode, Are You with Me, Dr. Wu?”

In the Season 7, episode 7 of Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” entitled, “Are You with Me, Dr. Wu?” which aired on May 24th, Garth Kravits plays the role of Reed, a Statue of Liberty street performer that gets injured in a fight.

Garth Kravits as Reed, a Statue of Liberty Street performer, in Showtime's

Garth Kravits as Reed, a Statue of Liberty Street performer, in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” episode, “Are You with Me, Dr. Wu?”

He is cared for by nurses Zoey Barkow (Merritt Weaver) and Thor Lundgren (Stephen Wallem), and by Doctor Carrie Roman (Betty Gilpen). Click here to read Kravits’ blog post about his day on the set. This episode of “Nurse Jackie” was written by Tom Straw and directed by Brendan Walsh.

Garth Kravits as Reed, a Statue of Liberty Street performer and Merrit Weaver as Nurse Zoey Barkow, in Showtime's

Garth Kravits as Reed, a Statue of Liberty Street performer and Merrit Weaver as Nurse Zoey Barkow, in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” episode, “Are You with Me, Dr. Wu?”

Garth Kravits and Laura Benanti. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Laura Benanti. Photo by Lia Chang

Most recently, Kravits performed at a benefit for RAINN, sharing the stage with Tony winners Laura Benanti and Lena Hall.  The evening was music directed by Brian Nash (Beaches, Silence! the Musical) and included performances by Kyle Dean Massey, Rachel Bay Jones, Lauren Molina, Erin Davie, Michael Buchanan, Molly Pope, Natalie Joy Johnson, Stephen Bienskie, Colleen Harris, and composer-lyricist Scott Alan.  Photos: Garth Kravits, Laura Benanti, Brian Nash, Lena Hall, Erin Davie and More in “Broadway Sings Tori” Benefit Concert for RAINN  Garth Kravits joins Laura Benanti, Lena Hall, Scott Alan and more for BROADWAY SINGS TORI Concert to Benefit RAINN at (le) poisson rouge on April 20 In June, Kravits will be playing the lead role of Mitch in the industry reading of the new musical Grounded for Life at the York theater. The book is written by Pat Hazell (one of the original writers for Seinfeld) and the music is by Lawrence Goldberg (Associate Conductor for the Broadway productions: On the 20th Century, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Mille and many others).

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

In addition to his work as an actor, composer and singer, Kravits can also be heard every week on The Playball Podcast (playballpodcast.com) subscribe on iTunes here http://bit.ly/playballpodcast. Other Articles on Garth Kravits: Garth Kravits on Showtime’s NURSE JACKIE on May 24 Garth Kravits Joins “NEW STANDARDS: Songs For The Stage By Jim Territo” Lineup at 42West on March 25 broadwayworld.com:STAGE TUBE: Garth Kravits Releases Oscar Voting Parody Garth Kravits on NBC’s The Blacklist Late Night Singing with Garth Kravits at 54 Below with The Skivvies, at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland and Michael Raye’s Soul Gathering broadwayworld.com: TUNE IN TIME, New York’s New Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Show, Returns to Stage 72, 6/25 and 7/1 Wesley Taylor and Mitchell Jarvis’ ‘it could be worse’ Series Featuring Adam Chanler-Berat, Alison Fraser, Gideon Glick and More Airs on Pivot TV in June; and on Hulu in July June 4: Garth Kravits, Lena Hall, Lesli Margherita, Wesley Taylor and More Strip Down with The Skivvies at 54 Below Garth Kravits, Suzzanne Douglas, Erin Dilly, Gavin Lee and More Set for “From Carousel to Kinky Boots”, Bickford Theatre Guild’s annual fundraiser Dec. 4 – 29: Garth Kravits Returns to Bucks County Playhouse for Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play centraljersey.com: Clang Clang Clang!’Meet Me in St. Louis’ in Bucks County BWW Interviews: Garth Kravits Talks about Bucks County Playhouse’s MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY nj.com: Jersey actor Garth Kravits sings the praises of appearing on Broadway and closer to home cropped-lia-chang_photo-by-carlos-flores-3.jpgLia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon and Taxman. She has guest starred on “One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns,” and “New York Undercover.” Lia starred as Carole Barbara in Lorey Hayes’ Power Play at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C., with Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman. She is profiled in Jade Magazine. Other articles by Lia Chang AAFLTV “Focus on the Philippines” Monday nights in June, hosted by Jennifer Betit Yen, Erin Quill and Lia Chang Tony Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang’s Commencement Speech at SUNY Purchase Photos: Anna May Wong as Fashion Muse in “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met Coming to America through The Angel Island Immigration Station Photos: Traveling through the mouth of the Dragon with BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA’s James Hong, Peter Kwong, Lia Chang, Gerald Okamura, George Cheung, Al Leong, Jeff Imada, James Lew, Gary Goldman, Eric Lee, Joycelyne Lew The 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Starring Tony Award nominees Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe and Ruthie Ann Miles, available on June 2; Extended Run and National Tour Announced Photos: Edie Falco, Bryce Pinkham, Stephanie McKay, Lena Hall, Nick Blaemire, Jacob Ming-Trent, Matthew Saldívar at The 52nd Street Project’s Gala FANCY THAT Photos: Inside “China: Through the Looking Glass” at The Met with Wong Kar-Wai, Vivienne Tam, Wendi Murdoch, Anna Wintour and More Tony Award® Nominees Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed star in Rajiv Joseph’s GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Atlantic Theater Company; Opens June 11 Original Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE including Jose Llana, Derrick Baskin, Deborah S. Craig, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Lisa Howard, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jay Reiss, and Sarah Saltzberg, to Reunite for 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert on July 6 Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Between Riverside and Crazy Garners 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama  ABC Renews “Fresh Off the Boat” and Picks up Ken Jeong’s “Dr. Ken” An Intimate Evening with Author Amy Tan at the New-York Historical Society  World Premiere Musical HAMILTON Transfers to Broadway; Previews begin July 13 Crafting a Career Click here  for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website. All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2015 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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