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Blake Walton

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
BLAKE WALTON is an award-winning actor, playwright and director who returned to New York after a 21 year absence. Most recently he performed in his solo play LEADING MEN (Director Ann Morrison)at the 2013 United Solo Festival on Theatre Row where he was honored a second year with the "Best Premiere ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
BLAKE WALTON is an award-winning actor, playwright and director who returned to New York after a 21 year absence. Most recently he performed in his solo play LEADING MEN (Director Ann Morrison)at the 2013 United Solo Festival on Theatre Row where he was honored a second year with the "Best Premiere ... (read complete bio)

 

Blake Walton Biography

BLAKE WALTON is an award-winning actor, playwright and director who returned to New York after a 21 year absence. Most recently he performed in his solo play LEADING MEN (Director Ann Morrison)at the 2013 United Solo Festival on Theatre Row where he was honored a second year with the "Best Premiere Award" after winning the award in 2012 for his performance in Ann Morrison's solo play TREVOR'S FIRE. He also directed Ann Morrison in her new solo play WORD PAINTING:Soliloquies Around An Easel for the 2013 Festival and the prior year her LINDA LOVELY GOES TO BROADWAY (2012 United Solo Award "Best Actress"). He played Felix in The Hampton Theater Company's MY THREE ANGELS and Off Broadway at The Emerging Artists Theater in the world premiere, FAMILY COMES FIRST. Regional Theater credits include: Jeffrey in JEFFREY and Molina in the play KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Central Stage), Michael in SNAKEBIT (Gorilla Theatre), Charlie/others in DIRTY BLONDE (American Stage), Greg in THE SUM OF US (Florida Studio Theatre), Hysterium in FORUM, Littlechap in STOP THE WORLD…, Robert in DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (Golden Apple), The Baker in INTO THE WOODS (The Players) Michael in I DO, I DO!, (Sarasota Magazine Award: Best Actor in a Musical) and Bette Davis in ME & JEZEBEL (SAMMY AWARD: Best Actor), both at Theatre Works, Sarasota. He studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School with William Esper, Phillip Gushee and had a rare opportunity to work with Sanford Meisner. After playing a small role, the Court Page, in ST. JOAN at Long Wharf Theatre, he originated roles in several new plays and musicals in New York: HAM, SONGS AND CEREMONIES and a new translation of SCHOOL FOR WIVES, then was cast as Mark in Doric Wilson’s original TOSOS production of his ground-breaking THE WEST STREET GANG, now honored as part of a permanent installation in The Museum of The City of New York. This was followed by Thomas Farrington’s RAIN KISSES, YOUNG BANKERS IN LOVE, and THE OLD MAGICIAN IN LOVE with The Farrington Company. With Amy Whitman he wrote EB & FLO, (The Walnut Street Theater, Philadelphia), then on his own OUT OF MY MIND (Bailiwick Theater, Chicago). He has taught acting to students age 8 to 80, directed large musicals (42nd STREET, BIG RIVER, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN) and worked in L.A. as agent’s assistant then casting assistant casting TV pilots, films, commercials and regional theaters. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and United Solo Academy and is Co-Founder and Managing Director of SaraSolo Productions a theater company based in Sarasota, FL dedicated to developing and presenting solo and small cast plays.





Blake Walton News

Sarasota Jewish Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Sarasota Jewish Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Sarasota Jewish Theatre has announced its 2022-23 season lineup. Local Sarasota favorite actors and directors will be joined by national actors to present these plays reflecting Jewish heritage and culture. The plays are:

BWW Review: Ann Morrison Makes 54 Below Audience More Than Merry With MERRILY FROM CE Photo BWW Review: Ann Morrison Makes 54 Below Audience More Than Merry With MERRILY FROM CENTER STAGE
by Stephen Mosher - May 19, 2022

In her one-woman musical memoir about MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Ann Morrison creates new theater worth seeing... especially for the superfans.

Ann Morrison to Present MERRILY FROM CENTER STAGE at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Ann Morrison to Present MERRILY FROM CENTER STAGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Ann Morrison in “Ann Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage”. on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm. “Ann Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage”.

Theatre Odyssey Awards First VERNA SAFRAN PRIVE to Jake Pettingell Photo Theatre Odyssey Awards First VERNA SAFRAN PRIVE to Jake Pettingell
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 6, 2022

The first Verna Safran Prize ($1,000) has been awarded to Jake Pettingell, a Sarasotan who attends Saint Stephen's Episcopal School, for his play THE REAL WORLD, set in a post-nuclear war era about a family of four living together in a military bunker. Directed by Blake Walton, the play was performed at the festival by actors Owen DeMaio, Jude DeMaio, Ann Morrison (who, with a day's notice, replaced an actor who became ill), and Tony Boothby.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, November 24- with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, November 24- with Michael Ball, Alfie Boe and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 24, 2020

Today (November 24) in live streaming: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe visit Backstage Live, get cooking on Stars in the House, and so much more!

2020 SaraSolo FallFest to be Streamed as a Virtual Event During Thanksgiving Week Photo 2020 SaraSolo FallFest to be Streamed as a Virtual Event During Thanksgiving Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2020

New York-SaraSolo co-founders Ann Morrison (Merrily We Roll Along, Lovemusik) and Blake Walton (Trevor's Fire, Leading Men) will present their first SaraSolo FallFest, celebrating four solo artists, as a virtual online streaming event over Thanksgiving week November 24 - 28.

BWW Feature: WINTER FEST 2020 at SaraSolo Photo BWW Feature: WINTER FEST 2020 at SaraSolo
by Jacob Ruscoe - Feb 7, 2020

The 2020 SaraSolo Winter Fest is just around the corner, February 10-15. Now in its 6th Season, SaraSolo has evolved and will take place as 3 festivals this year all focusing on the power of the solo performance. The concept is unique as one does not often go to the theatre expecting to see a a?oeone man show.a?? The festival invites actors who perform in a variety of styles, bringing a range of perspectives, and myriad ways of illuminating the human condition.

BWW Review: SARASOLO FESTIVAL at SaraSolo Productions Photo BWW Review: SARASOLO FESTIVAL at SaraSolo Productions
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 3, 2019

SaraSolo Festival Offers A Unique Diversity of Talent

BWW Review: SARASOLO FESTIVAL at Crocker Memorial Church Photo BWW Review: SARASOLO FESTIVAL at Crocker Memorial Church
by Carolan Trbovich - Jan 26, 2019

SaraSolo Festival Celebrates 5th Season with Eclectic Line-up of Solo Performers

HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Returns to Alexander Upstairs Photo HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR Returns to Alexander Upstairs
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr explores the life, inventions and person of Hedy Lamarr, Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s. Known as The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to Austrian arms dealer, Fritz Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy's war effort during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System with composer George Antheil, to make torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as Frequency Hopping or Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth and a myriad of other wireless systems.