In “Clever Little Lies,” now playing at Manhattan’s Westside Theatre, actor Greg Mullavey ’55 “scores big with every line reading, vocal inflection, and facial expression,” The New Yorker writes in its review of the play.
“Audiences may be drawn to Joe DiPietro’s new play, directed by David Saint, for the pleasure of seeing Marlo Thomas-and she doesn’t disappoint, her raspy delivery and impeccable timing in full flower-but they’re likely to walk out with a special appreciation for the comedic gifts of Greg Mullavey,” the review notes. “As a successful businessman who’s noticeably less in control when negotiating with his wife, Mullavey (probably best known as the husband on ‘Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’) scores big with every line reading, vocal inflection, and facial expression. The play, which involves revelations of marital infidelity, wobbles a bit in tone, a strange hybrid of ‘Three’s Company’ and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ But Mullavey and Thomas, joined by George Merrick and Kate Wetherhead, are all talented farceurs, and the evening mostly floats.”
The play, which opened Sept. 18, runs through Jan. 3, 2016.
Mullavey’s acting career spans five decades and numerous television and film appearances, including recurring roles on “iCarly,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Bonanza,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.” and “Dynasty.” He earned his B.A.in philosophy from Hobart College. He was active in a number of clubs and organizations as a student, including Orange Key, Chimera, the Druids, Newman Club and Schola Cantorum as well as the Board of Control. He wrote for The Herald, worked at WEOS and Saga and was a member of the Hobart baseball team.