Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season.
With the much-beloved music of Lerner and Loewe (My Fair Lady), Camelot depicts the powerful love triangle between King Arthur, his Queen, Guenevere, and the knight Lancelot. It also tells a strikingly familiar tale of a leader's integrity, courage and empathy-a chronicle of the struggle for civilization and goodness in a world accustomed to violence and hate, and a hymn to an era of leadership that upheld idealism and championed the potential of humankind.
"The tale of King Arthur is intriguing no matter what age you are," said Alan Paul. "It's about the birth of enlightened government, love, honor and the ideals of chivalry. I'm excited to introduce this musical to a new generation."
Almost 60 years after it premiered on Broadway, the enchanting score, featuring If Ever I Would Leave You and I Loved You Once in Silence, continues to captivate musical theatre audiences.
STC Affiliated Artists Ted Van Griethuysen (Merlyn) and Floyd King (King Pellinore) will join an impressive cast of actors including Ken Clark (King Arthur), Nick Fitzer (Lancelot du Lac) and Grammy Award-nominee Alexandra Silber (Guenevere), who will make their STC debuts.
Helen Hayes Award-winning Choreographer Michele Lynch reunites with Paul after their celebrated production of Kiss Me, Kate. Camelot's set will be created by Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, whose work for STC includes Strange Interlude, Old Times, and many others. Costume Designer Ana Kuzmanic returns to STC after designing King Lear starring Stacey Keach. Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel's previous work at STC includes Man of La Mancha, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Little Foxes. Award-winning Sound Designer Ken Travis, who last worked with Paul on his production of Man of La Mancha, will also join the artistic team.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul credits for STC include: Romeo & Juliet; Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Helen Hayes Award, Best Director); The Boys from Syracuse; The Winter's Tale (Free For All); Twelfth Night (Free For All); As You Like It (Associate Director); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Associate Director); numerous galas, readings, and special events; Assistant Director: 13 shows. THEATRE DIRECTING: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game; Signature Theatre: I Am My Own Wife; Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Silence! The Musical (Helen Hayes nominee, Best Director), The Rocky Horror Show; MetroStage: Fully Committed; University of Maryland: The Matchmaker; Apex Theatre Company: Richard II. OPERA DIRECTING: Palm Beach Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (with Stephanie Blythe); Portland Opera: Man of La Mancha; Washington National Opera: Penny (premiere); numerous works for Urban Arias, The In Series, Strathmore Concert Hall, and the National Symphony Orchestra. Finalist for the 2013 European Opera Directing Prize (Vienna, Austria). Upcoming: 5th Avenue Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate. WEB: AlanPaulDirector.com.
ABOUT THE CAST
Ken Clark (King Arthur) NEW YORK: Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (ensemble; u/s Dolokhov, Bolkonsky). Off-Broadway: ...Great Comet (same); The Public: February House (Reeves McCullers). NATIONAL TOURS: La Cage Aux Folles (Etienne, u/s Jean-Michel). REGIONAL: Syracuse Stage: RENT (Roger); Connecticut Rep: Urinetown (Bobby), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson); The Gateway: Sweeney Todd (Anthony); Drury Lane Theatre: Camelot (Arthur); American Repertory Theater: Burn All Night (Zak). FILM: The Irishman (James P. Hoffa). TELEVISION: House of Cards, Gotham, Sneaky Pete, The Blacklist. TRAINING: University of Miami.
Alexandra Silber (Guenevere) NEW YORK: Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Master Class(Sophie, with Tyne Daly). Off-Broadway: the world premiere of Arlington (Sara Jane), Hello Again (Young Wife). REGIONAL: Reprise Theatre: Carousel; Kennedy Center: Master Class; Walnut Street Theatre:Love Story; McCarter Theatre Center: Murder on the Orient Express (world premiere). INTERNATIONAL: London / West End: Kiss Me, Kate for the BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall (Lilli Vanessi/Kate), Carousel (Julie Jordan), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel), and The Woman in White (Laura Fairlie). CONCERTS/OPERA: Caramoor: Amalia in She Loves Me; Carnegie Hall: Song of Norway; Royal Albert Hall with The John Wilson Orchestra; Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Dum Dee Tweedle (world premiere); Disney Hall (Los Angeles): I Am Harvey Milk. Alexandra is also a 2014 Grammy nominee for her portrayal of Maria in the first-ever full symphonic recording of West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. TELEVISION: 57th Grammy Awards, Kiss Me, Kate (BBC); Elementary, The Mysteries of Laura, 1408, all three branches of Law & Order. AWARDS: Grammy-nominee (West Side Story), the UK's TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical (Carousel), Outer Critic's Circle Nominee (Arlington), Drama League Award (Hello Again). BOOKS: Alexandra's debut novel After Anatevka and her memoir White Hot Grief Parade are both published by Pegasus Books. TRAINING: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. WEB: AlexandraSilber.net; @alsilbs.
Nick Fitzer (Lancelot du Lac) REGIONAL: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival: Sweeney Todd, The Light in the Piazza; freeFall Theatre: Sondheim on Sondheim, The Burnt Part Boys; Indiana Repertory Theatre: A Little Night Music; Beef and Boards: Les Miserables; Derby Dinner Playhouse: Copacabana, Don't Dress for Dinner. INTERNATIONAL: Teatro Nacional Sucre de Quito, Ecuador: West Side Story. OPERA: Opera Theatre of St. Louis: Eugene Onegin, The Golden Ticket. TRAINING: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music: MA in Music.
Ted Van Griethuysen (Merlyn) STC: Affiliated Artist; productions since 1987 include: Henry IV, Part 1(Owen Glendower); Henry IV, Part 2 (Justice Shallow); The Winter's Tale(Antigonus/Old Shepherd, mainstage, 2014 Free For All); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Peter Quince, mainstage, 2015 Free For All); All's Well That Ends Well (King of France); Strange Interlude (Henry Leeds); Mrs. Warren's Profession(Mr. Praed); Twelfth Night (Malvolio); Major Barbara (Andrew Undershaft); Love's Labor's Lost(Holofernes, mainstage and RSC); Don Carlos (Philip II); King Lear (Lear); The Tempest (Prospero). NEW YORK: Broadway: Romulus, Inadmissible Evidence. REGIONAL: Folger Theatre: The Clandestine Marriage; Studio Theatre: The Steward of Christendom, Life of Galileo, Rock 'n' Roll, A Number, The Habit of Art, The Apple Family Plays, The Father. INTERNATIONAL: Battersea Arts Centre (London): Life of Galileo; Arcola Theatre (London): Broadway from the Shadows; Trafalgar Studios: Lovely and Misfit (Mr. Paradise). AWARDS: Seven Helen Hayes Awards; The Will Award; Drama Critics Award (NYC); Richard Bauer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Washington Theatre, and the Helen Hayes Tribute of 2017. TEACHING: Aesthetic Realism of Eli Siegel; Columbia University; University of South Carolina; Manchester Municipal University (U.K.).
Floyd King (King Pellinore) STC: Affiliated Artist, Postmaster in The Government Inspector, Verges in Much Ado About Nothing (mainstage and Free For All), Geronte in The Heir Apparent, Phipps in An Ideal Husband, Feste in Twelfth Night, Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well, Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fool in King Lear. REGIONAL: Ford's Theatre: 1776, State of the Union; Wilma Theater: I Am My Own Wife; Signature Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Folger Theatre: The Dresser; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Quills; Studio Theatre: The Seafarer, The History Boys, The Russian National Postal Service, The Lisbon Traviata, A Tale of Two Cities, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Round House Theatre: Amadeus. AWARDS: Fulbright Fellowship; Fox Fellowship. TEACHING: The Juilliard School, 1992-2007; BADA, Oxford, England; STC's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.
Patrick Vaill (Mordred) STC: Othello (Mainstage and 2017 Free For All); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; Henry V; Richard II; As You Like It; Mrs. Warren's Profession. NEW YORK: Broadway: Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway: Bedlam: Peter Pan; Red Bull Theatre: Edward the Second, Don't Fuck With Love; When in Disgrace; Public Theater; York Theater Company; and others. NATIONAL TOURS: Roundabout: Cabaret. REGIONAL: Bard SummerScape: Oklahoma!; Studio Tisch: Dexter and Lewellyn; Bay Street Theatre; Capital Rep; and others. FILM: X-Mas in July. TRAINING: Bard College: BA; NYU Graduate Acting Program: MFA (Laura Pels Award for acting). Instagram: @patrickvaill.
Paul Victor (Sir Lionel) NATIONAL TOURS: Dirty Dancing. REGIONAL: Pittsburgh City Theatre: Pop! (Ondine); Pittsburgh CLO: Phantom (Oberon); Bricolage: Speech and Debate (Howie); Palace NH: Footloose. INTERNATIONAL: RCCL: Saturday Night Fever the Musical (Tony Manero). TRAINING: Point Park University. WEB: Creator and Star of MESS for HereTV; @paulraymond716.
Brandon Bieber (Sir Sangamore) STC: Kiss Me, Kate (Hortensio, Dance Captain). NEW YORK: Broadway: Side Show (Three Legged Man, u/s Buddy Dance Captain); Anything Goes (u/s Purser. u/s Luke); Follies (u/s Young Buddy, u/s Roscoe); Mary Poppins. Other NY: On Your Toes at Encores!, Radio City New York Spectacular. NATIONAL TOURS: Something Rotten! (Dance Captain), Mary Poppins, Annie (Assistant Choreographer). REGIONAL: MUNY; PCLO; Stages St. Louis; Arizona Theatre Company; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse. TELEVISION: Smash. TRAINING: Cincinnati-College conservatory of Music (CCM).
Mark Banik (Sir Dinadan) NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane: Brightness of Heaven. NATIONAL TOURS: Beautiful. REGIONAL: Riverside Theatre: Mame, Fulton Opera House: All Night Strut. TRAINING: Indiana University: BFA in Musical Theatre.
Melissa Wimbish (Nimue) OPERA: OnSite Opera: Marriage of Figaro; Prototype Festival: Paul's Case; Baltimore Symphony: Mysteries of the Macabre; Manchester Choral Society: Candide; UrbanArias:Josephine. AWARDS: NATS Artist Award Grand Prize; Franco-American Voice Award; Denver Philharmonic Competition Winner; Vocal Arts DC Competition Winner. TRAINING: Peabody Conservatory: Performance Diploma; CU-Boulder: MM Voice; MSU-Denver: BM Voice.
Ben Gunderson (Squire Dap) NEW YORK: Broadway: Les Misérables; Off-Broadway: York Theatre: A Time for Singing; Prospect Theatre: The Hidden Sky. NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game; Theater Alliance: Still Life with Rocket; Ravinia Festival: West Side Story; Engeman Theatre: Fiddler on the Roof; O'Neill Playwrights Conference: House of Gold, Dream of the Burning Boy. INTERNATIONAL: Musical Staging for Les Mis Tokyo/Mexico.TELEVISION: The Tony Awards, The Academy Awards, America's Got Talent. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Nomination for Caleb in Still Life With Rocket; Princess Grace Foundation Scholar. OTHER: Outliers Theatre Co: Founder. TRAINING: UNCSA: BFA in Acting; Siti Company, MICHA, Odin Teatret. WEB: BenGunderson.xyz.
Veronica Burt (Ensemble) NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Duke on 42nd: Luna Fest. REGIONAL: New London Barn Playhouse: Crazy For You (Irene), West Side Story, Brigadoon, Shrek, How to Succeed... INTERNATIONAL: Norwegian Cruise Line. TRAINING: Dartmouth College: BA in Theater and English. WEB: VeronicaBurt.com; Instagram: @veronbee.
Chadae (Ensemble) NEW YORK: Broadway: Motown the Musical. Workshop: Bridges the Musical. NATIONAL TOURS: Motown the Musical. REGIONAL: Marriott Theatre: Cabaret; Theatre at the Center: Little Shop of Horrors. OPERA: Lyric Opera of Chicago: Oklahoma!, Showboat. Houston Grand Opera:Showboat. FILM: Dhoom 3. TELEVISION: The Steve Harvey Show, Windy City LIVE. OTHER: Rhythms Dance Troupe: Founder. TRAINING: Ball State University: BA in Dance Performance.
Jennifer Cordiner (Ensemble) NEW YORK: PBS' "Live From Lincoln Center: One Singular Sensation, Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch. NATIONAL TOURS: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette), Monty Python's Spamalot, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Liza). REGIONAL: Papermill Playhouse: A Chorus Line (Swing); Signature Theatre: Crazy For You, West Side Story (Graziella); Olney Theatre Center: A Chorus Line (Val/ Helen Hayes Nomination), The Producers (u/s Ulla), The Little Mermaid; Arrow Rock: The Producers; Anything Goes. TELEVISION:Dr. Oz, Gossip Girl, Media Rockette. OTHER: Choreography: Wakefield HS: Anything Goes, Spamalot, Adams Family; The Lab Theatre: Titanic; Chalice Theatre: South Pacific. TRAINING: Rutgers University: BA in English.
Trinity Sky Deabreu (Child) STC: Macbeth. TELEVISION: How It's Made, No Kid Hungry; Commercials: Good Game, M&T Bank, Port Covington, Capital One Sparkspay, Comcast. TRAINING: Rick & Chris Kelly-Sordelet: Combat/Weapons
Liesl Tommy: Classical Theatre; Ballet Arts Academy: Classical Ballet (Vagonava); Suzy Estrada: Vocal Training; Linda Townsend Management and Abrams Artist (NY). WEB: Amtrak: Holiday Specials.
Bridget Riley (Ensemble) NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: The Scarlet Letter, Freckleface, Pinkalicious. NATIONALTOURS: West Side Story, Seussical. DC REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game, Carousel. Fords Theatre: 110 in the Shade. REGIONAL: Peter Pan, West Side Story, Les Miserables, All Shook Up, The Producers, Spelling Bee, Cabaret, Wild Party, Bare. INTERNATIONAL: Nine, Stadsschouwburg Opera, Brugge Belgium. FILM: Something Borrowed. TV: Nurse Jackie. CONCERTS: Carnegie Hall, Ted Shawn Theater at Jacob'sPillow. TRAINING: Pace University: BFA Musical Theater. Jacob's Pillow School for Dance. @missbridgetriley
Frankie Shin (Ensemble) NEW YORK: A Chorus Line, Sirens Den: A New Rock Musical, New York Music Festival: Matthew McConaughey Vs. The Devil. REGIONAL: Rock of Ages, Memphis, Sweeney Todd, Hair, Hairspray, Miss Saigon. TELEVISION: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. TRAINING: Missouri State University: BFA in Musical Theatre.
Eleanor Todd (Guenevere Understudy / Swing) STC: God is Dead and April's Getting Married (Fellows Program). NEW YORK: War Paint (Developmental Lab; Dir. Michael Greif); . NATIONAL TOUR: Amazing Grace (Dir. Gabriel Barre). REGIONAL: Keegan Theatre: Parade (Helen Hayes Nomination- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical), Big Fish; TRAINING: University of Michigan: BFA in Musical Theatre
Casey Wenger-Schulman (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Pajama Game; The Lexington Theatre Company: Legally Blonde (Serena), 42nd Street (Phyllis); The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra: The Music Man; Festival 56: Violet (Violet), Brighten Beach Memoirs (Nora), The Winter's Tale. TRAINING: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM): BFA in Musical Theatre. DGRW Talent. WEB: CaseyWengerSchulman.com.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Michele Lynch (Choreographer) STC: Kiss Me, Kate. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Coast of Utopia(choreographer), Everyday Rapture (choreographer), Hairspray (assistant choreographer), The Full Monty (assistant choreographer), Urinetown (assistant choreographer), Victor/Victoria (performer); Off-Broadway: Little Miss Sunshine (choreographer), We the People (choreographer). NATIONAL TOURS: Little House on the Prairie (choreographer), Happy Days (choreographer), Dirty Dancing (choreographer). REGIONAL: Ford's Theatre, Yale Repertory, St. Louis Muny, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse. Riverside Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and more. OPERA: Show Boat (choreographer) at Washington National Opera (Kennedy Center), Chicago Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera and Houston Opera. FILM: The Last Five Years, Joyful Noise, Camp. OTHER: Dolly Parton's Better Day World Tour (choreographer).
James Cunningham (Music Director) STC: Kiss Me, Kate. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: New World Stages: Avenue Q (conductor); DR2: Bunnicula (original cast recording); American Theatre of Actors: Hot Mess In Manhattan; Samuel Beckett Theatre: Happy Birthday. NATIONAL TOURS: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Spamalot, Evita, Cats. REGIONAL: Casa Mañana: Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, The Buddy Holly Story, Always...Patsy Cline, Cats; Paper Mill Playhouse: Damn Yankees; North Carolina Theatre: Phantom; the Muny: Little Shop of Horrors, Cats; the Engeman: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, A Wonderful Life. OTHER: NYU: A Man of No Importance, Urinetown, The Boys From Syracuse. TRAINING: New York University: MA in piano performance; Manhattan School of Music: BM in composition.
Walt Spangler (Scenic Designer) returns to STC following his work on : The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Old Times, King Lear (Helen Hayes Nomination), Hamlet (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Tempest (Helen Hayes Nomination), The Winter's Tale, The Duchess of Malfi (Helen Hayes Nomination), Hedda Gabler, Timon of Athens and Coriolanus. NEW YORK: Broadway: Desire Under The Elms, Hollywood Arms; Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons. REGIONAL: The Guthrie Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, The Ahmanson Theatre, Fifth Avenue Theater, The Signature Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, American Conservatory Theater. OPERA: San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Lithuanian National Opera. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA.
Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Designer) is a Yugoslav born, Chicago based costume designer. Her theatrical work has been seen on Broadway (August: Osage County, Desire Under the Elms, Superior Donuts), off-Broadway (The Jacksonian), in the U.K. (The Royal National Theatre) and Australia (Sydney Theatre Company). Based in Evanston, she is closely associated with many Chicago companies including The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The House. Among the regional companies with whom she has worked are Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Berkley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Geffen Playhouse. The Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Don Giovanni, directed by her long-time collaborator Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls was Ana's opera debut.
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Designer) STC: Man of La Mancha, As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Little Foxes. NEW YORK: Broadway: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, FELA! (Tony Award nomination; National Theatre, London and Tours), David Copperfield's Dreams and Nightmares; Off- Broadway: The NYSF; The Signature; Playwrights Horizons. REGIONAL: ALLIANCE THEATRE; The Goodman; A.C.T. San Francisco; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; The Old Globe; Chicago Shakespeare Theater among others. OPERA: The Paris Opera-Garnier; Glimmerglass Festival; Seattle; Boston Lyric; Minnesota; Washington National; Atlanta; NYCO and San Francisco. OTHER: Dance work includes over 28 years with choreographer Bill T. Jones and the BTJ/AZ Dance Company (Bessie Awards). FACULTY: Currently an adjunct member of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a Guest Lecturer at the Yale School of Drama. TRAINING: MFA from the Yale School of Drama.
Ken Travis (Sound Designer) STC: Man of La Mancha. NEW YORK: Broadway: Aladdin, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The Three Penny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. REGIONAL: Old Globe, KC Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA CTG, Seattle Rep, 5th Avenue Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, Vineyard Theatre, The Civilians, Mabou Mines. AWARDS: NAACP Sound Design Memphis the Musical; Audelco and Lortel Nominations.
David Leong (Fight Choreographer) STC: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet (1986, 2002 and 2016 productions); Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha; Cyrano de Bergerac; Richard III (1990, 2007); 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 (1992, 2007); 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 Center, 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: West End: Napoleon; National Theatre: Jitney. FILM: Titus, Alien: Resurrection. TEACHING: Virginia Commonwealth University, professor of theatre.
Rounding out the design team are: Associate Music Director Brandon Adams; Assistant Choreographer Brandon Bieber. Casting Director Laura Stanczyk, CSA; Resident Casting Director Carter C. Wooddell; Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg; Voice and Text Coach Lisa Beley; Assistant Director Craig Baldwin; Resident Production Stage Manager Joseph Smelser; Assistant Stage Managers Christopher Michael Borg and Rebecca Shipman.
Musicals at the Shakespeare Theatre Company are made possible by the Beech Street Foundation. The Restaurant Partner for Camelot is La Tasca.
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) is the nation's leading premier classical theatre company. Today, STC is synonymous with artistic excellence and making classical theatre more accessible to audiences in and around the nation's capital.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Kahn and Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC's innovative productions inspire dialogue that connects classic works to the modern human experience. The Company focuses on works with profound themes, complex characters and poetic language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and the playwrights he influenced in order to preserve and promote classic theatre-ambitious, enduring plays with universal themes-for all audiences.
A leader in arts education, STC has a stable of initiatives that teach and excite learners of all ages, from school programs and adult acting classes to accessible community programming like play-relevant discussion series and the Free for All. For the past 25 years the Free For All program has offered an annual remount of a popular production completely free of charge to all audience members.
Located in downtown Washington, D.C., STC performs in two theatres, the 451-seat Lansburgh Theatre and the 774-seat Sidney Harman Hall. In addition to STC productions appearing year-round, these spaces also accommodate presentations from outstanding local performing arts groups and nationally renowned organizations. The Company has been a fixture in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood since 1992.