Ray McNiece (Brian) was with the original '96 Cleveland cast of Flanagan’s Wake. He is a published poet, and cutting edge member of Cleveland’s highly acclaimed Poetry Slam Team, and has been heard as the voice of Woody Guthrie on NPR’s Hard Travellin’. Hundreds of school children have enjoyed his live portrayals of Johnny Appleseed and Thomas Jefferson. A singer with the band Tongue-n-Groove, Ray’s poetry earned him a nomination for Northern Ohio LIVE’s 1999 Awards of Achievement. He will next be appearing in Open Mind Firmament at Cleveland Public Theater.