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Lamb has been dazzling critics and writing of himself in the third person for over fifteen years and in more than twenty states. Currently residing in Seattle, Lamb has worked on all but the largest and "most important" stages in the city. He has worked professionally as an actor and musical director / pianist, and spends most of the year traveling and working regionally.
Aaron originated the role of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Kristina Leach's period piece Grasmere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, the Chatauqua Theatre Alliance in Los Angeles, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, for which he won the Kennedy Center as Best of Festival Award for acting in 2003. Other favorite roles include Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband (Seattle Area Theatre Critics Award - "Gypsy Award" and the Seattle Times Theatre Award, 2011 "Footlight Award"), Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest and Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie at Taproot Theatre Company (Seattle), Henry Jekyll in Jekyll and Hyde at Harlequin Productions (Olympia, Washington), Jerry in The Full Monty (Memphis Area Theatre Critic's Award - "Ostrander Award"), Burrs in The Wild Party (Lippa), Jason in Medea, Clint in The Glory of Living, Arial in The Pillowman, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Theatre on the Square in Memphis, Tennessee where he was a member of the resident company. Aaron has a BA in Humanities and Music from Washington State University and an MFA in Acting from California State University, Fullerton.
After living out of his car for a number of years, traveling from one job to another, some of them high in artistic integrity, some quite low (ie, cruise lines, etc.), Aaron has learned that the price of a life in the theater is often comprise for the reason that one started in the art in the first place. In addition, money is quite untenable. In light of these facts, Aaron has completed a program of study in Computer Science and Software Engineering and is now working as an Internet Engineer and Information Architect in addition to a full time theatre schedule, which is fun, but less fun, but the money is better. Such a move does (hopefully) give one the opportunity to step back and remember why one liked the art in the first place, and what it has to offer at this time. In addition, one can begin speaking of oneself then in the passive tense, rather than the third person, because, after all, life is a progression, really.