VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Talks Shakespeare in the Park's THE TEMPEST on 'Tonight'
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Jesse Tyler Ferguson talked to Jimmy about starring in The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park in New York City. Later, the actor discussed the non-profit organization behind his Tie The Knot bow tie and being nominated for, but never winning, an Emmy. Check out all the clips below!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, which will kick off the summer with Academy Award nominee Sam Waterston ("The Newsroom") playing Prospero. THE TEMPEST cast will also includeWhitney Bashor (Juno); Louis Cancelmi (Caliban); Francesca Carpanini (Miranda); Nicholas Christopher (Boatswain, Spirit);Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Trinculo); Olga Karmansky (Iris); Tamika Lawrence (Ceres); Danny Mastrogiorgio (Stephano);Charles Parnell (Alonso); Chris Perfetti (Ariel); Rodney Richardson (Ferdinand); Cotter Smith (Antonio); and Bernard White (Gonzalo). The non-equity ensemble includes Jordan Barrow, Chloe Fox, Thomas Gibbons, Sunny Hitt,Brandon Kalm, Rico Lebron, Suki Lopez, and Matthew Oaks.
THE TEMPEST will run for five weeks from Wednesday, May 27 through Sunday, July 5, with an official press opening on Tuesday, June 16. CYMBELINE, beginning Thursday, July 23, has added an additional three performances to the four week run that will close on Sunday, August 23 and have an official press opening on Monday, August 10.
Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community.
Tickets to The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on the day of the show. The Public Theater will again offer free tickets through our Virtual Ticketing lottery on the day of the show at www.publictheater.org. The Delacorte Theater in Central Park is accessible by entering at 81st Street and Central Park West or at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.
In THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare's classic about young love, old enemies, and the eternal magic of storytelling, Prospero, exiled to a fantastical island, unleashes a churning storm to shipwreck the traitor brother who stole his throne and settle the score once and for all. But bitter revenge is upended by newfound love in this sublime masterpiece that proves we are all "such stuff as dreams are made on."