In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father’s ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.

Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar, Ugly Betty) stars as Hamlet under the illustrious direction of Michael Kahn. Together, they’ll give life to the greatest character of Western literature as he confronts the line between madness and inspiration.


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Hamlet

Jan 16 - Feb 25

Sidney Harman HallBy William Shakespeare
Directed by Michael Kahn
Hamlet is underwritten by the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

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The Performers
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  • Michael Urie
    Hamlet
    Hamlet
    Michael Urie

    Michael Urie is currently starring in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song at Second Stage Theater.  He also starred in Red Bull Theater’s acclaimed production of The Government Inspector. He originated the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar Off-Broadway, on tour, in London and for the PBS series Theater Close-Up. For this performance he received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. New York theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), Shows For Days (LCT), Homos, Or Everyone In America (Obie Award), The Cherry Orchard (CSC), Angels in America(Signature), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, Urie has worked for Two River, The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), and The Blank (L.A.) Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (also directed), Thank You for Judging(co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills ChihuahuaWTC ViewJeremy Fink and the Meaning of LifeThe Decoy BridePetuniaSuch Good PeopleThe Hyperglot (director), and Grantham & Rose (exec. producer). TV: Gavin Sinclair on Modern Family, YoungerWorkaholics, The Good WifeHot in ClevelandPartners and Marc St. James on Ugly Betty. He currently hosts the Logo series Cocktails And Classics. Web series: “What’s Your Emergency” (director). Training: Juilliard.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Alan Cox
    Claudius
    Claudius
    Alan Cox

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Translations. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Festival: Opening Skinner's Box; Culture Project: The Seagull; 59E59: City Stories, Playing With Grown Ups, Cornelius; BAM: The Caretaker. REGIONAL: Huntington Theatre Company: Betrayal; Cincinnati Playhouse: Behind the Eye; U.S. Tour: Frost/Nixon; Goodman Theatre: Passion Play. INTERNATIONAL: U.K.: Chichester: Forty Years On; Hampstead: Longing; Barbican: The Tempest; Chester: Much Ado About Nothing; Lyric Belfast: John Bull’s Other Island; Jermyn Street: Barefoot in the Park; Theatre Royal Haymarket: The Importance of Being Earnest; Salisbury: Duchess of Malfi; Birmingham Rep: Three Sisters; National Theatre: Enemy of the People, The Seagull. Alan has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, Ken Campbell’s School of Night and The Wrestling School with Howard Barker. FILM/TELEVISION: The Good Wife, Lucan, John Adams, Margaret, Housewife 49, The Dictator, Contagion, August, Mrs. Dalloway, Young Sherlock Holmes.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Madeleine Potter
    Gertrude
    Gertrude
    Madeleine Potter

    NEW YORK: Broadway: An Ideal Husband (Gertrude, Lady Chiltern, dir. Peter Hall), The Master Builder (Hilde Wangel), A Little Hotel On The Side (Victoire), The Crucible (Abigail), Metamorphosis (Greta, dir. Stephen Berkoff), Coastal Disturbances (Holly), Slab Boys (Lucille), Plenty (Dorcas, dir. David Hare). Off-Broadway: Pygmalion (Eliza Doolittle), Abingdon Square (Marion, dir. Irene Fornes),  Richard III (Lady Anne, NYTF), The Playboy of the Western World (Pegeen), Same Old Moon (Brenda), Philadelphia, Here I Come (Katie), Sea Marks (Timothea), Lydie Breeze (Gussie, dir. Louis Malle), Dead, a Love Story (Ruth Snyder, dir.  Herbert Berghof), The Silver Fox (Joanna, dir. Herbert Berghof). REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Amanda); Portland Playhouse: Hedda Gabler (Hedda Gabler); Williamstown Theatre: As You Like It (Rosalind). INTERNATIONAL: U.K.: Royal Court Theatre: The Kid Stays in the Picture (dir. Simon McBurney), 4:48 Psychosis (dir: James MacDonald); Edinburgh Festival: Tejas Verdes (one woman play); After Mrs. Rochester (Ella); Electra (Clytemnestra); All My Sons (Anne, dir. Howard Davies); Southwark Fair (Toni, dir. Nicholas Hytner); The Water’s Edge (Helen); The Internationalist (Irene); Madame Melville (Ruth); The Maidens Prayer (Cynthia); Shoot; Get Treasure; Repeat (Woman); Mother of Him (Brenda); An Ideal Husband (Lady Chiltern); The Plough and the Stars (Nora). FILM: The White Countess, The Golden Bowl, Slaves of New York, The Bostonians, Chosyu Five, Red Lights, Refuge, Muffin (short), Bloodhounds of Broadway, Two Evil Eyes, The Suicide Club, Hello Again. TELEVISION: Mr. Selfridge, Foyles War, Houdini, Holby City, Midsomer Murders, Dark Matters, Caught in the Act, The Girl in the Cafe, State of Play, The Whistleblower, Crime Story, The Equalizer, Svengali. AWARDS: Silver Peacock for Best Actress with Vanessa Redgrave (The Bostonians). TEACHING: British American Drama Academy (London, Oxford), Rose Bruford, Manchester School of Theatre, FSU study abroad program London.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Federico Rodriguez
    Horatio
    Horatio
    Federico Rodriguez

    NEW YORK: Public Theater: The Record; Classic Stage Company: A Four-Letter Word; The Bushwick Starr:  The Hotel Colors. REGIONAL: Two River Theater: The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack); Williamstown Theater Festival: Pygmalion (Freddy, dir. Nicholas Martin); Pittsburgh City Theatre: Hope and Gravity. TELEVISION: Recurring on the upcoming season of The Path (Hulu), BULL (CBS), Madam Secretary (CBS). TRAINING: Brown University: BA.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Oyin Oladejo
    Ophelia
    Ophelia
    Oyin Oladejo

    INTERNATIONAL: Toronto: Outside the March: Tomorrowlove (Various); Soulpepper: Noises Off (Poppy), Doll’s House (Kristine Linde), Spoon River (Various), Happy Place (Samira), Eurydice (Loud Stone), Tartuffe (Dorine), Crucible (Tituba); Roseneath Theatre: In This World (Neyssa); Young People’s Theatre: The Power of Harriet T (Harriet Tubman). FILM: Lucky Day. TELEVISION: Star Trek Discovery. AWARDS: Dora Mavor Moore Award (2013). OTHER: Humber College: Metamorphosis (Gregor Samsa), Twelfth Night (Feste), Summerfolk (Vavara); Trey Anthony Studios: ‘Da Kink In My Hair (Sherelle). TRAINING: Humber College: Theatre Performance Diploma.

    *Member of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.


  • Robert Joy
    Polonius
    Polonius
    Robert Joy

    STC: King Charles III. NEW YORK: Broadway: Side Show, The Nerd, Hay Fever, Shimada, Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Head of Passes, As You Like It, Found a Peanut, The Taming of the Shrew; Playwrights Horizons: Life and Limb, Hyde in Hollywood, Lydie Breeze; Classic Stage Company: Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet);Drama Dept.: June Moon;Ensemble Studio Theater: Pigeon. REGIONAL: National Arts Centre (Canada): Tartuffe; Kennedy Center: Side Show; Old Globe: Twelfth Night (Malvolio); McCarter Theater: Baby Doll; Kirk Douglas Theater: The Nether (world premiere); American Repertory Theater: Big River (Huck, world premiere); Long Wharf Theater: Privates on Parade; New York Stage and Film: My Andy; Theatre by the Bay: The Tempest (Prospero); La Jolla Playhouse: Side Show, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio, Drama-Logue Award). FILM: Atlantic City, Ragtime, Desperately Seeking Susan, Fallen, Resurrection, Land of the Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, The Shipping News, Harriet the Spy, Waterworld, Radio Days, among others. TELEVISION: The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Masters of Sex, Hand of God, Everybody Loves Raymond, and 8 seasons as Sid Hammerback the medical examiner on CSI:NY.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Paul Cooper
    Laertes
    Laertes
    Paul Cooper

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The American Theatre of Actors: Seph. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater: Concrete Orange; Berkshire Theatre Festival: Design for Living (dir. Tom Story); Arena Stage: The Play About the Baby (The Edward Albee Festival); St. Louis Actor’s Studio: Good, King Lear, Blood Brothers (The Labute New Theatre Festival)The Black Repertory of St. Louis: Julius Caesar, Facing the Shadow; Stray Dog Theatre: Psycho Beach Party; Yale School of Drama: Macbeth (Macbeth), Knives in Hens, The Merchant of Venice, Women Beware Women, Paradise Lost, In Arabia We'd All be Kings (Skank)TELEVISION: The Gifted (Fox)TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA. WEB: PaulStillmanCooper.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Keith Baxter
    Ghost/Gravedigger/First Player
    Ghost/Gravedigger/First Player
    Keith Baxter

    Keith Baxter is Welsh. STC: Angelo in Measure for Measure; Antonio in The Merchant of Venice; Henry IV. He directed The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Imaginary Invalid, Lady Windemere’s Fan, The Rivals, and The Country Wife. NEW YORK: Broadway: A Man for All Seasons, The Affair, Avanti, Sleuth, A Meeting by the River, Corpse. INTERNATIONAL: Stratford, Ontario: Antony and Cleopatra with Maggie Smith; Vershinin; Hamlet. London: Tea and Sympathy, Change of Tune, Where Angels Fear to Tread, You Never Can Tell, The Rivals, Sleuth, Tennessee Williams’ The Red Devil Battery Sign (which Williams dedicated to him), Corpse, Barnaby and the Old Boys (which he wrote), Private Lives, Dangerous Corner. FILM: Prince Hal in Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight. TELEVISION: He starred in Hawaii Five-0. OTHER: His play Cavell was at Chichester Festival Theatre. He directed Rope, Dangerous Corner, Gaslight. AWARDS: Bronze Medal, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1956); Theatre World Award (1961); Drama Desk Award and Outer Circle Critics Award (Sleuth, 1971). His book My Sentiments Exactly was published in 1998.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Ryan Spahn
    Rosencrantz
    Rosencrantz
    Ryan Spahn

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Primary Stages: Daniel’s Husband, Exit Strategy; Vineyard Theater: Gloria. REGIONAL: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Goodman Theatre; Philadelphia Theatre Company; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Berkshire Theatre Group. FILM: Woven (co-writer), He’s Way More Famous Than You (co-writer), Grantham & Rose (writer). TELEVISION: What’s Your Emergency (Stage17.tv, co-creator), Ugly Betty. AWARDS: TimeOut Theatre Award (nomination). TRAINING: The Juilliard School.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Kelsey Rainwater
    Guildenstern
    Guildenstern
    Kelsey Rainwater

    STC: Macbeth. REGIONAL: Rutgers Theater Company (Rutgers University): Carlo at the Wedding (Eva), Balm in Gilead (Judy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena). INTERNATIONAL: Shakespeare’s Globe: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), Sam Wanamaker Festival. TRAINING: Rutgers University and Shakespeare’s Globe Conservatory.


  • Avery Glymph
    Fortinbras/Marcellus
    Fortinbras/Marcellus
    Avery Glymph

    STC: The Tempest, Coriolanus, Wallenstein. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Tempest. Off-Broadway: Roundabout: McReele; NY Shakespeare Festival: Antony and CleopatraTroilus and Cressida; The Drama Dept.: Hope Is the Thing with Feathers; Lincoln Center Lab: ’Maid. REGIONAL: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Baltimore Center Stage: Shakespeare in Love; Northern Stage: Macbeth; Cleveland Play House/The Old Globe: The Whipping Man; TheaterWorks Hartford: Race; PlayMakers Rep/Syracuse Stage: Angels in America; Actors Theatre of Louisville: Spunk; Crossroads: Lost Creek Township(Regional Tony Season); Cape Fear Regional Theatre: Fences. FILM: Against the CurrentLast BallHe Got Game13 Conversations About One ThingI’m with Lucy. TELEVISION: Madam Secretary, ForeverUgly BettyOzLaw & Order (orig&CI)The Electric CompanyThe X-Files. AWARDS: San Diego Critics Circle “Craig Noel” Award Nominee, NAACP Theatre Award Nominee for The Whipping Man. INSTRUCTOR: UNCSA: Summer Acting Intensive. TRAINING: STC Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University: MFA; The North Carolina School of the Arts: BA. WEB: AveryGlymph.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Gregory Wooddell
    Osric
    Osric
    Gregory Wooddell

    STC: Affiliated Artist; Othello (2017), The School for Lies, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, The Merchant of Venice, Cyrano, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Othello (2005), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, The Country Wife, Don Carlos, Richard II, The Comedy of Errors. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Lyons, Cymbeline; Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre: Nicky Silver’s The Lyons (World Premiere); Encores! at City Center: Girl Crazy; Red Bull Theater: Volpone; Clurman Theatre: Splitting Infinity. REGIONAL: Arena Stage / McCarter Theatre Center: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes; World Premiere); Philadelphia Theatre Company: Terrence McNally’s Some Men (World Premiere); Huntington Theatre Company: David Grimm’s Miracle at Naples (World Premiere); Signature Theatre: Cabaret; Chicago  Shakespeare Theater: Henry VIII (Henry VIII); Mark Taper Forum: School of Night; Round House Theatre: Stage Kiss, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Bay Street Theater: Dissonance; Alley Theatre: Gross Indecency; Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III; Shakespeare on the Sound: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TELEVISION: Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Third Watch, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Chris Genebach
    Barnardo/Lucianus
    Barnardo/Lucianus
    Chris Genebach

    STC: Romeo and Juliet; Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; Measure for Measure (Pompey); The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Julius Caesar (2011 Free For All); Cymbeline; King Lear (Duke of Cornwall); Titus Andronicus (Lucius). NEW YORK: Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Shining City; Off-Broadway: The Duke: Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3; Manhattan Theatre Club: The Other Side. REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre: Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Inspector Calls; Olney Theatre Center: Carousel, Awake and Sing!; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play; Folger Theatre: Twelfth Night, Henry V, Othello, Cyrano, Orestes: A Tragic Romp; Studio Theatre: The Big Meal, Superior Donuts, Shining City; Goodman Theatre: King Lear; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, King John, Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Short Shakespeare! Romeo & Juliet; TheatreWorks–Hartford: The Seafarer; We Happy Few: Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Lise Bruneau
    Player Queen/Cornelius
    Player Queen/Cornelius
    Lise Bruneau

    STC: Othello (Emilia), The Winter’s Tale (Hermione), Coriolanus, Ion. BROADWAY: The Cherry Orchard (with Diane Lane).REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Watch on the Rhine (with Marsha Mason), Mother Courage (with Kathleen Turner), Legacy of Light;Round House Theatre: This, My Name is Asher Lev, The Book Club Play;Theatre J: Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Broken Glass (Sylvia), Brighton Beach Memoirs; Denver Center: Heartbreak House (Hesione); Cleveland Playhouse: Diary of Anne Frank; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: The Revolutionists (Olympe); Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Wars of the Roses (Margaret of Anjou); Center Stage: Mary Stuart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Blithe Spirit; Old Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Merry Wives of Windsor;ACT San Francisco: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Angels in America. AWARDS: Henry Award, BATCC 3 Outstanding Lead). OTHER: Member/Director D.C.’s Taffety Punk Theatre Co., where she directed (among others) the All Girl Shakespeares Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, and Romeo & Juliet, and Oxygen, Bloody Poetry, and The Devil in His Own Words. Also directed for MetroStage: Savage in Limbo; Clarence Brown: 4000 Miles; Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet. TRAINING: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • David Bryan Jackson
    Voltemand/Priest
    Voltemand/Priest
    David Bryan Jackson

    STC: Henry IV (Gower/Ensemble), Henry V (Westmoreland), The Merchant of Venice (Solanio), Timon of Athens (Jeweler), Hamlet (Osric). REGIONAL: New Repertory Theatre: Via Dolorosa; Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre: House & Garden; Folger Theatre: Henry IV Part 1, All’s Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Martha, Josie, & the Chinese Elvis; Studio Theatre: The Invention of Love, Privates on Parade, Guantanamo; Olney Theatre Center: Racing Demon, Amadeus, Peter Pan; Signature Theatre: Our Country’s Good; Washington Stage Guild: The Old Masters, Magic, The Best of Friends, Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime; Scena Theatre: Julius Caesar, Someone Is Going To Come, Greek, The Chairs, The Seafarer, The Persians; Washington Shakespeare Company: Jumpers; Actors’ Theatre of Washington: My Night With Reg; Spooky Action Theatre Company: The Two-Character Play. FILM: Dinner With the Alchemist, Her Tango. TELEVISION: The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TURN: Washington’s Spies.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Jeff Allen Young
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Jeff Allen Young

    TRAINING: Western Illinois University: MFA in Acting; Southwest Baptist University: BA in Acting.

    + Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.


  • Maggie Thompson
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Maggie Thompson

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: HERE Arts Center: Hedda; REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice; Theater at Monmouth: Othello, The Learned Ladies, Red Velvet. FILM: Broad Shoulders. TRAINING: Ithaca College: BFA in Acting. WEB: MaggiePeckThompson.com.

    + Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.


  • Kamau Mitchell
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Kamau Mitchell

    REGIONAL: Longacre Lea: Whipping, or the Football Hamlet; Arena Stage: A Raisin in the Sun; Constellation Theatre Company: Peter and the Starcatcher; Imagination Stage: Looking for Roberto Clemente; Monumental Theatre Company: Urinetown. TRAINING: Howard University: MFA in Musical Theatre.


  • Chelsea Mayo
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Chelsea Mayo

    STC: Twelfth Night, King Charles III (u/s), Tartuffe (u/s), The Importance of Being Earnest (u/s). REGIONAL: Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks: As You Like It; Quotidian Theatre Company: Doubt; Colonial Williamsburg: Twelfth Night; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Richard II, The Merchant of Venice. TRAINING: Vanderbilt University: BA in Theatre and French. WEB: ChelseaMayo.com.

    + Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.


  • Brendan McMahon
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Brendan McMahon

    REGIONAL: Pallas Theatre Collective: Assassins; Toby's Dinner Theatre: 1776; Brave Spirits Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra, Maid's Tragedy;4615 Theatre: Lion in Winter, King John, The Pillowman, The Changeling; Annapolis Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. TRAINING: Catholic University, BA in Drama.


  • Brayden Simpson
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Brayden Simpson

    STC: MacbethRomeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Restoration Plaza: Shakespeare in the Plaza. REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre: Fences; Mosaic Theater Company: Promised Land; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Midnight Projects, FAIR Presentations.  INTERNATIONAL: Songtime Theatre Arts (London): Our Town. FILM: LoveDotCom, In Vivo, Goodbye Charm City. AWARDS: DCMetroTheatreArts Nominated “Best Featured Actor in a Play” for Cory in Fences.  TRAINING: NYU Tisch: BFA in Theatre; Business of Entertainment, Media and Technology minor.


  • Jack Henry Doyle
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Jack Henry Doyle

    STC: Twelfth Night. REGIONAL: First Person: How to Field Dress an Android; For Love & Duty Players: The Winter’s Tale; Cradle Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labor’s Lost. TRAINING: Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts: BFA in Acting.

    + Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellow.


The Artistic Team
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  • Michael Kahn
    Director
    Director
    Michael Kahn

    STC:The Lover and The Collection; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; The Metromaniacs; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; Wallenstein; The Government Inspector; Strange Interlude; The Heir Apparent; Old Times; All’s Well That Ends Well; The Liar; Richard II; The Alchemist; Design for Living; The Way of the World; Antony and Cleopatra (2008); Tamburlaine; Hamlet (2007); Richard III (2007); The Beaux’ Stratagem; Love’s Labor’s Lost; Othello; Lorenzaccio; Macbeth (2004); Cyrano; Five by Tenn (at the Kennedy Center); The Silent Woman; The Winter’s Tale (2002); The Duchess of Malfi; The Oedipus Plays; Hedda Gabler; Don Carlos; Timon of Athens; Camino Real; Coriolanus; King Lear (1999); The Merchant of Venice; King John; A Woman of No Importance; Sweet Bird of Youth; Peer Gynt; Mourning Becomes Electra; Henry VI; Volpone; Henry V; Henry IV; The Doctor’s Dilemma; Richard II; Much Ado About Nothing (also at McCarter Theatre Center); Mother Courage and Her Children; Hamlet; Measure for Measure; King Lear (1991); Richard III (1990); The Merry Wives of Windsor; Twelfth Night; As You Like It; Antony and Cleopatra (1988); Macbeth (1988); All’s Well That Ends Well; The Winter’s Tale (1987); Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Show Boat (Tony® nomination), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Whodunnit, Night of the Tribades, Death of Bessie Smith, Here’s Where I Belong, Othello, Henry V; Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company: The Liar; Manhattan Theatre Club: Five by Tenn, Sleep Deprivation Chamber, Funnyhouse of a Negro, The Rimers of Eldritch, Three by Thornton Wilder, A Month in the Country, Hedda Gabler, The Señorita from Tacna, Ten by Tennessee; New York Shakespeare Festival: Measure for Measure (Saturday Review Award). The Acting Company: Artistic Director, 1978–1988. TEACHING: Richard Rodgers Director of Juilliard Drama Division July 1992–May 2006, faculty member 1967–; Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. Previously: New York University; Circle in the Square Theatre School; Princeton University; British American Drama Academy; founder of Chautauqua Theatre Conservatory. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: A Touch of the Poet; Signature Theatre: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, Otabenga; Studio Theatre: Cloud 9, Torch Song Trilogy; Guthrie Theater: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, The Duchess of Malfi; American Repertory Theatre: ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore; The Old Globe: The Metromaniacs; American Shakespeare Theatre: Artistic Director for 10 years, more than 20 productions; McCarter Theatre Center: Artistic Director for five seasons, including Beyond the Horizon, filmed for PBS; Chautauqua Theatre: Artistic Director, including The Glass Menagerie with Tom Hulce; Goodman Theatre: Old Times (MacArthur Award), The Tooth of Crime (Jefferson nomination); Ford’s Theatre: Eleanor. OPERA: Roméo et Juliette for Dallas Opera; Vanessa for the New York City Opera (2007); Lysistrata or The Nude Goddess for Houston Grand Opera and New York City Opera; Vanessa for Washington Opera and Dallas Opera; Show Boat for Houston Grand Opera; Carmen for Houston and Washington Operas; Carousel for Miami Opera; Julius Caesar for San Francisco Spring Opera. INTERNATIONAL: Love’s Labor’s Lost at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works Festival; The Oedipus Plays at the Athens Festival; Five by Tenn for The Acting Company’s tour of Eastern Europe; Show Boat for the National Cultural Center Opera House in Cairo; The White Devil for the Adelaide Festival. BOARD MEMBERSHIPS: Theatre Communications Group; New York State Council on the Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; National Endowment for the Arts; Opera America’s 80s and Beyond. AWARDS: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.); Theater Hall of Fame; seven Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director; 2016 Theatre Communications Group Theatre Practitioner Award; 2011 CAGLCC Excellence in Business Award; 2010 WAPAVA Richard Bauer Award; 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award Special Recognition for Shakespeare in Washington; 2007 Stephen and Christine Schwarzman Award for Excellence in Theatre; 2007 Sir John Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts; 2005 Person of the Year from the National Theatre Conference; 2004 Shakespeare Society Medal; 2002 William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre; 2002 Distinguished Washingtonian Award from The University Club; 2002 GLAAD Capitol Award; 1997 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; 1996 Opera Music Theater International’s Bravo Award; 1990 First Annual Shakespeare’s Globe Award; 1989 Washingtonian Magazine Washingtonian of the Year; 1989 Washington Post Award for Distinguished Community Service; 1988 John Houseman Award. HONORARY DOCTORATES: University of South Carolina; Kean College; The Juilliard School; The American University.


  • John Coyne
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    John Coyne

    STC: Macbeth. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Hamlet; Julliard School. REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Dallas Theater Center: Romeo & Juliet, Colossal, Les Misérables, Henry IV, Of Mice and Men, Tartuffe; Guthrie Theater: Charly’s Aunt; Old Globe: Rough Crossing; Goodspeed Musicals; Yale Repertory Theatre; Asolo Repertory Theatre; Onley Theatre Center; Triad Stage; Ford’s Theatre; California Shakespeare Theater; Center Stage; Geva Theatre Centre; Portland Center Stage; Chautauqua Theater Company. OPERA: San Francisco Opera: Die Meistersingers von Nurnburg, The Ballad of Baby Doe, L’Elisir D’Amore; San Diego Opera: Simon Boccenegra, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci; Washington National Opera: Die Fledermaus; New York City Opera; Fletcher Opera Theater; Opera Festival of New Jersey; Merola Opera Program; San Francisco Opera Center. OTHER: Director of Scenic Design: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. TRAINING: Yale University: MFA in Scenic Design.


  • Jess Goldstein
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Jess Goldstein

    STC: Othello (2007), The Persians. NEW YORK: Jersey Boys; Disney’s Newsies; On the Town; The Rivals (2005 Tony Award); The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino (Tony nomination); Plenty  with Rachel Weisz; Henry IV with Kevin Kline (Tony nomination); Proof; Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington; Love! Valor! Compassion!; Take Me Out; Tintypes; The Most Happy Fella; Buried Child; How I Learned to Drive; Stuff Happens; Dinner with Friends; The Uneasy Chair (Lortel Award); The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). OPERA: Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico; New York City Opera: Dead Man Walking; San Francisco Opera: Two Women, Heart of a Soldier (world premieres); Washington National Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor, La Traviata. FILM: A Walk on the Moon (dir. Tony Goldwyn), The Substance of Fire with Sarah Jessica Parker. TELEVISION: PBS Great Performances: Talking With, Far East. AWARDS: Recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. TEACHING: Professor in the design department of Yale School of Drama since 1990. TRAINING:  Yale School of Drama. WEB: Jess-Goldstein.com.


  • Yi Zhao
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Yi Zhao

    NEW YORK: Lincoln Center Theater: Pipeline (to be featured on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS); Manhattan Theatre Club: Actually; Signature Theatre: The Death of the Last Black Man…, In The Blood; New York Theatre Workshop: Red Speedo; Soho Rep: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.; Ars Nova: FUTURITY; Cherry Lane Theatre; Ma-Yi Theater Company; New Georges; Hoi Polloi; JACK; and more. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theatre; Mark Taper Forum; Yale Repertory Theatre; Dallas Theater Center; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Wilma Theater; Huntington Theatre Company; Fisher Center at Bard College; Philadelphia FringeArts Festival; and more. OPERA: Prototype Festival: Angel’s Bone (2017 Pulitzer Prize in Music); ArtsEmerson: Ouroboros Trilogy;  Curtis Institute of Music: La Cenerentola; Roulette: Anthony Braxton’s Trillium J. OTHER: Music: Krannert Center: Labyrinth Installation Concertos featuring Maya Beiser & Cornelius Dufallo. Dance: CCN—Ballet de Lorraine (France): cela nous concerne tous, choreography Miguel Gutierrez; Nichole Canuso Dance Company: The Garden. AWARDS: 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre; 2017 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Lighting Design (When the Rain Stops Falling, Wilma Theater).WEB: Yi-Zhao.com.


  • Broken Chord
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Original Music & Sound Design
    Broken Chord

    STC: Macbeth; The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Broadway: Eclipsed; Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company: Scarcity, The Jammer, The Lying Lesson; Incubator Arts Project: OZET; Labyrinth Theater: The Insurgents; LCT3: Bull in a China Shop; Manhattan Theatre Club: Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid; Primary Stages: A Lifetime Burning, Harrison TX, Informed Consent; Public Theater: The Good Negro, Eclipsed, Party People; Rattlestick: Stay, Massacre, Charles Ives Take Me Home; Second Stage Theatre: 10 Things to Do Before I Die, The Other Thing; Signature Theatre: The Dance and the Railroad, Appropriate; Women's Project: Lascivious Something, Row After Row. REGIONAL: Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Berkeley Repertory: Ruined, Party People; Center Stage: American Buffalo, Pride and Prejudice; Cleveland Play House: Fairfield, How I Learned to Drive; Dallas Theater Center: The Tempest, The Odd Couple, Deferred Action; Hartford Stage: Whipping Man, Gem of the Ocean, Snow Falling on Cedars; Huntington Theatre: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun; La Jolla Playhouse: Ruined; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Ruined; People's Light: End Days, A Wrinkle in Time; Trinity Repertory: The Glass Menagerie; Yale Repertory: These Paper Bullets!. FILM: Fall to Rise. WEB: BrokenChord.us.


  • Mr. David Leong
    Fight Choreographer
    Fight Choreographer
    Mr. David Leong

    STC: Man of La Mancha, Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, King John, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Troilus and Cressida, Henry V, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, King Lear, The Witch of Edmonton, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, and many more. NEW YORK: Broadway: Fool for Love, Amazing Grace the Musical, A Time to Kill, Billy Elliot, Carousel, Company, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Civil War, The Rainmaker, King Hedley II, Picnic, Hamlet, Macbeth, Solitary Confinement, Sex and Longing, Conversations With My Father, A Delicate Balance, In the Summer House. Off-Broadway: over 50 plays and musicals. REGIONAL: Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, American Repertory Theater, Geva Theatre, American Contemporary Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and many more. INTERNATIONAL: London: Napoleon (West End), Jitney (National Theatre). FILM: Titus, Alien: Resurrection. INSTRUCTOR: Virginia Commonwealth University, professor of theatre.


  • Jack Doulin
    Casting Director
    Casting Director
    Jack Doulin

    STC: Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Jack has been the Casting Director at New York Theatre Workshop since 2000; productions include: Peter and the Starcatcher, Homebody/Kabul, Far Away, A Number, Hedda Gabler, The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes; Other NYC: Uncle Vanya (André Gregory’s production with Julianne Moore and Wallace Shawn, filmed by Louis Malle as Vanya on 42nd Street); Uncle Vanya (Annie Baker’s adaptation with Reed Birney, Maria Dizzia and Michael Shannon directed by Sam Gold); SoHo Rep: Blasted, A Public Reading...Disney, Marie Antoinette. FILM: New Orleans, Mon Amour (directed by Michael Almereyda), Jonathan Demme’s A Master Builder, What the Night Can Do. Sharky, also known as Taylor Williams, serves as the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop. Together they have cast: New York Theatre Workshop: Love and Information, Scenes from a Marriage, Red Speedo, Hadestown, Othello (directed by Sam Gold), Mary Jane (written by Amy Herzog); Page 73: You Got Older; SoHo Rep / Theatre for a New Audience: An Octoroon; Theatre for a New Audience: The Winter’s Tale, Adrienne Kennedy’s He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (upcoming). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: City of Conversation; Bard Summerscape: Oklahoma!.


  • Taylor 'sharky' Williams
    Casting Director
    Casting Director
    Taylor 'sharky' Williams

    STC: Twelfth Night. NEW YORK: Jack has been the Casting Director at New York Theatre Workshop since 2000; productions include: Peter and the Starcatcher, Homebody/Kabul, Far Away, A Number, Hedda Gabler, The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes; Other NYC: Uncle Vanya (André Gregory’s production with Julianne Moore and Wallace Shawn, filmed by Louis Malle as Vanya on 42nd Street); Uncle Vanya (Annie Baker’s adaptation with Reed Birney, Maria Dizzia and Michael Shannon directed by Sam Gold); SoHo Rep: Blasted, A Public Reading...Disney, Marie Antoinette. FILM: New Orleans, Mon Amour (directed by Michael Almereyda), Jonathan Demme’s A Master Builder, What the Night Can Do. Sharky, also known as Taylor Williams, serves as the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop. Together they have cast: New York Theatre Workshop: Love and Information, Scenes from a Marriage, Red Speedo, Hadestown, Othello (directed by Sam Gold), Mary Jane (written by Amy Herzog); Page 73: You Got Older; SoHo Rep / Theatre for a New Audience: An Octoroon; Theatre for a New Audience: The Winter’s Tale, Adrienne Kennedy’s He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (upcoming). REGIONAL: Arena Stage: City of Conversation; Bard Summerscape: Oklahoma!.


  • Carter C. Wooddell
    Casting Director
    Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell

    STC: Twelfth Night; The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest (2016 Free For All);The Taming of the Shrew; 1984 (children); Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All); Tartuffe; Dunsinane (supernumerary); Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs (STC and Old Globe); The Tempest; As You Like It; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); The Merry Wives of Windsor; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Merchant of Venice; ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: End of the Rainbow, High; Off-Broadway (partial): Tribes, Our Town, The Acting Company, Freud’s Last Session, A Perfect Future, The Irish Curse, An Error of the Moon; NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson. TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company, Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Premium Rush (Columbia Pictures), Junction (Choice Films). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.


  • Drew Lichtenberg
    Dramaturg
    Dramaturg
    Drew Lichtenberg

    STC:Twelfth NightThe Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies; Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; Tartuffe; Man of La Mancha; The Metromaniacs; The Tempest; As You Like It; Private Lives; Henry IV, Part 1 and 2; The Importance of Being Earnest; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Measure for Measure; Coriolanus; Wallenstein; Hughie; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Government Inspector; The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Servant of Two Masters; Strange Interlude; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Much Ado About Nothing; The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: STC/McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Salomé, Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism.


  • Lisa Beley
    Voice and Text Coach
    Voice and Text Coach
    Lisa Beley

    STC: Twelfth NightThe Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); The School for Lies; Macbeth, King Charles III ; ACA: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Coriolanus. INTERNATIONAL: Vancouver, Canada: Rumble Theatre: Indian Arm; Vancouver Playhouse: The Music Man; Dorothy Somerset Studio: The Glass Menagerie, The Cherry Orchard; SFU Theatre: Laurier; Tooba Theatre: Twelfth Night; UBC Theatre: The House of Atreus, Arcadia; York University: Our Country’s Good. FILM: Dialect, voice or text: Warcraft, Horns, Firewall, Monster Trucks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Suckerpunch, The Watchman, Hidden, Apollo 18, The Uninvited, Hot Rod, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Elektra. TELEVISION: Dialect: Tin Star, Bates Motel, The Wilding, The 100, Alcatraz, Rogue, Red Widow, The Secret Circle, Heavenly, The River, Human Target, The Good Wife, Inseparable, Cooking Lessons, Just Cause. OTHER: Acting: theatre, film and voice-overs; Directing: The Bay at Nice, Agamemnon. TEACHING: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor; Canada’s National Voice Intensive: Voice, Speech and Text Instructor. TRAINING: York University: MFA in Acting, Voice Teacher’s Diploma; University of British Columbia: BFA in Acting.


  • Craig Baldwin
    Assistant Director
    Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin

    STC: The Lover and The Collection; The School for Lies, The Tempest (2016 Free For All), The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Tartuffe, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest. NEW YORK: 59E59: C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar); New York International Fringe Festival: Magic Kingdom, The More Loving One (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Overall Production/ Play); Marymount Manhattan College: Columbinus; August Strindberg Rep Theatre: Mr. Bengt’s Wife; Atlantic Acting School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; HERE Arts Center: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona; Classic Stage Company: MacB**h (workshop); Outhouse Theatre Co: Mercy Thieves (U.S. Premiere), The Boys (U.S. Premiere); Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab: MacB**h (workshop). REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: The Secret Garden; Opera House Arts: Antony and Cleopatra; SUNY Purchase College: The Miser. INTERNATIONAL: The Aliens by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); 4 Minutes, 12 Seconds (Australian Premiere). OTHER: Producer, Red Bull Theater, Short New Play Festival; Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab (Member). TRAINING: The Julliard School. WEB: CraigBaldwin.net.


  • Joseph Smelser
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: 25 productions including The School for Lies; The Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; The Tempest (Mainstage, 2016 Free For All); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage, 2015 Free For All); Strange Interlude; All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Let Me Down Easy; Seattle Repertory Theatre: An Ideal Husband, A Doll’s House, Play On!, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Golden Child, Don Juan, Purgatorio, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin); American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, Vigil; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say; Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Rebecca Shipman
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Rebecca Shipman

    STC: The Lover and The Collection; Othello (2017 Free For All); Production Assistant: Macbeth; King Charles III; The Secret Garden; Romeo & Juliet; The Taming of the Shrew; Othello; Kiss Me, Kate; Salomé; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015 Free For All);Stage Management Fellow: The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All), As You Like It, The Metromaniacs, Man of La Mancha. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Santa Cruz: Henry V, Honk!, It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors;Jewel Theatre Company: One for the Road & The Lover. TRAINING: University of California Santa Cruz: BA in Theater Arts.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.



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