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James Rebhorn: Over a Decade with Roundabout

James Rebhorn: Over a Decade with Roundabout

It is not difficult to see why The New York Times classifies James Rebhorn as a "New York theatre stalwart." His remarkably prolific career spans over thirty years across stage and screen. He can currently be seen on the Emmy Award-winning televisions series "Homeland" portraying Frank Mathison. Recently, Rebhorn returned to the Roundabout stage for his fifth production, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, marking more than a decade-long relationship with Roundabout Theatre Company.

James Rebhorn began working with Roundabout in our 2002 production of Arthur Miller's The Man Who Had All the Luck, directed by Scott Ellis. Miller's first play, the story is centered on a young Midwestern man charged with the burden of continuing his good fortune. The production starred Chris O'Donnell, with whom Rebhorn had previously shared the screen with in Martin Bert's Oscar-nominated film Scent of a Womanalong with Al Pacino. Rebhorn earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Patterson Beeves, the father to the young man who possesses limited intellectual means but is full good intentions.

Richard Riehl, Samantha Mathis, Chris O'Donnell, Mason Adams and James Rebhorn in The Man Who Had All The Luck. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Rebhorn returned to work with director Scott Ellis in our Tony-nominated production of Twelve Angry Men in 2005. This classic drama by Reginald Rose frames the arduous deliberation of a panel of jurors during a murder trial. Rebhorn's characterization of Juror Four garnered much praise, including from John Simons of New York Magazine who described his performance as, "methodical, buttoned-up but unsweaty in this hot room, coolly yet unimaginatively reasoning."

James Rebhorn and the cast of Twelve Angry Men. Photo by Joan Marcus.

In 2007, Reborn took the stage at the American Airlines Theatre in Prelude to a Kiss as Dr. Boyle. Written by Craig Lucas, Prelude to a Kiss tells the bizarre tale of a young couple that find themselves in a predicament when the new bride kisses an elderly man and their bodies magically switch. Rebhorn played a "cheerfully oblivious" father to the bride with New York Post writer Clive Barnes describing his portrayal as "unerring."

James Rebhorn and the cast of Prelude to a Kiss. Photo by Joan Marcus.

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