GUDAHL (Fredrik Egerman) returns to Chicago Shakespeare,
where he last appeared as Polixenes in The Winter's Tale. Other
Chicago Shakespeare credits include: Brutus in julius Caesar, Edgar
in King Lear, Prince Hal in Henry Ill; Parts 1 and 2, the Bastard
in King john, and the title roles in Antony and Cleopatra and Macbeth.
Chicago credits include: performances at Goodman Theatre, Court
Theatre, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Northlight Theatre, Victory
Gardens Theater, Apple Tree Theatre, Briar Street Theatre, Wisdom
Bridge Theatre and National Jewish Theater. Canadian credits include:
five seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; the Canadian
Stage Company (Toronto); and the Neptune Theatre (Halifax). He recently
returned from London, where he reprised his role of Kayama in Chicago
Shakespeare's remount of Sondheim's Pacific Overtures at the Donmar
Warehouse. Television credits include: Crime Story, The Untouchables,
and Early Edition. Film credits include While You Were Sleeping
and Home Alone III.
ROBERTSON (Desiree Armfeldt) returns to Chicago Shakespeare,
where her credits include Hermione in The Winter's Tale, Goneril
in King Lear (1993), and Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra (1988).
Other credits include: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, House and Garden
(After Dark Award), Black Snow (Jeff Award), Pal Joey (Jeff Award),
She Always Said, Pablo(Goodman The atre); Hard Times (Lookingglass
Theatre Company); Mary Stuart, Hamlet, La Bete (After Dark Award),
Little Foxes, Piano, Cherry Orchard, An Ideal Husband, Tartuffe,
The Real Thing, House of Blue Leaves (Court Theatre); Angels in
America I and II (Jeff Award, national tour); Emma's Child (Sarah
Siddons Award, victory Gardens Theater); Detachments (After Dark
Award, Center Theatre); Kabuki Medea (Jeff Award and Helen Hayes
Award, Wisdom Bridge Theatre and Kennedy Center); and work with
Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Mercury Theater. Television credits
include: K A Will of Their Own (NBC), A L Mother's Couroge (Disney),
The Untouchobles (Paramount), and Early Edition (CBS). Film credits
include: Soul Survivors, David T Lynch's A Straight Story Robert
E Altman's The Company. She teaches at Columbia College.
CERVERIS (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm) makes his Chicago
Shakespeare debut. Chicago credits include: Giorgio in Passion (Ravinia
Festival); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Goodman Theatre); Nothing
Sacred (Northlight Theatre); and guitarist/vocalist on tour with
punk icon Bob Mould's band (Riviera Theater). Broadway credits include
Titanic and the title role in The Who's Tommy which he originated
in its world premiere (Tony Nomination, Theater World Award, Original
Cast Grammy). London credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch,
which he also performed in New York and L.A. (Garland Award). Off
Broadway credits include: Fifth of July, Total Eclipse, Abingdon
Square, and The Games (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Regional credits
include: Passion (Kennedy Center); Tooth of Crime, Richard II, and
Much Ado About Nothing. Film credits include: The Mexican, Tokyo
Pop, and Paul Auster's Lulu on the Bridge. On tel. evision, he was
a regular on Fame and The American Embassy and a guest star on CSI
and many others. His debut album Dog Eared will
be available in February. Future projects include Sondheim's Assassins
on Broadway and Sunday in the Park with George at Ravinia Festival.
SPIRO ( Countess Charlotte Malcolm) makes her Chicago Shakespeare
debut. Theater credits in Britain include: A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); Bedroom Farce (Aldwych, West End);
Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical,
Donmar Warehouse); As You Like It (Sheffield and Lyric Hammersmith);
Jumpers (Birmingham Repertory); Cleo Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick
(Royal National Theatre); Roots (Oxford Stage Company); As You Like
It (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic); Teechers, On
the Piste (Hull Truck); How The Other Half Loves (Theatre Royal,
Windsor); Glynn and It (Guildford and tour); A Midsummer Night's
Dream (Middle East tour); and two seasons at Regent's Park Open
Air Theatre, including The Boys from Syracuse, Lady Be Good, and
Macbeth. Television credits in Britain include: MIT Murder Investigation
Team, Cold Feet, The Bill, The Knock, and TV Go Home. Film credits
include: Tomorrow La Scala! From Hell, and Cor Blimey. Her many
credits with BBC Radio Drama include, most recently, Smiles of a
Summer Night and Much Ado About Nothing.
KEATING (Henrik Egerman) makes his Chicago Shakespeare
debut. British theater credits include: Agon in La Cava (Piccadilly
Theatre); Prince Giglio in The Rose and The Ring (Hen and Chickens
Theatre); The Balladeer in Assassins (New End Theatre); Daedalus
in Escape from Pterodactyl Island (Pleasance Theatre); Buttons in
Cinderella (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Lost in Yonkers (Strand
Theatre); and Les Miserables (Palace Theatre). He earned Olivier
Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical for the title role
in Pete Townsend's Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre, London) and the leading
role in the Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys musical, Closer to
Heaven. British television credits include: Dean Gittar in the series
Metrosexuality; Secret Britain, Pen Pics (Channel 4); Ambassador,
Casualty (BBC); and The Bill (Carl ton). Film credits include: Bring
Me the Head of Mavis Davis, Strip, Hetrosexuality; The Brothers
Marterana, and Jesus Christ Superstar.
RUTH (Anne Egerman) makes her Chicago S Shakespeare debut.
Regional credits include: Luisa in The Fantastiks (Skylight Opera
Theatre, Milwaukee); Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Orlando Broadway
Dinner Theatre); Mabel in Pirates of Penzance, Gilda in Rigoletto,
and Luisa in TheFantastiks at Central Florida Lyric Opera, where
she was a resident artist. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre
and BA in Psychology n from University of Central Florida (Summa
Cum Laude, Honors College), where her performance credits include
Hope in Anything Goes and Polly in Crazy For You. Other credits
include appearances as guest soloist on the Rosie 0' DonneIl Show
(CBS), in the East Room of the White House, and performances at
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom as Cinderella in Cinderella's
Surprise Celebration, and Disney MGM Studios as Belle in Beauty
and the Beast.
RYAN (Madame Armfeldt) makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut.
She has worked extensively throughout the UK and abroad, where her
credits include: The Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company
and tour to Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan); Lettice and Lovage
(The Gielgud Theatre); The Cherry Orchard, The Madras House, The
Country Wife (Royal National Theatre); We Happy Few (Malvern Theatre);
A Winter's Tale (Royal Exchange Manchester, and European tour);
Three Tall Women (Belfast/Irish tour); My Fair Lady with Richard
Chamberlain (European tour); The Plough and the Stars (Philadelphia
and Irish tour); Macbeth (Africa tour); and work with The Bush Theatre,
Chichester Festival Theatre, Donmar ware house, Gate Theatre, the
new Hampstead Theatre, and the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park. Her
many British television credits include Princess Alexandra in the
series Edward VII (Writer's Guild Award, BAFTA nomination), Hannah,
Miss Mole, My Brother Jonathan with Daniel Day Lewis, and Sherlock
Holmes. Film credits include: The Hawk, The Misunderstood, The Elephant
Man, and Clash of Loyalties with Oliver Reed, filmed in Baghdad.
POWERS (Petra) makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut. Most
recent credits include Sondheim's latest musical, Bounce, which
premiered this fall at the Goodman Theatre and the Kennedy Center.
Other Chicago credits include: Alice B. Toklas in Frank Galati and
Stephen Flaherty's A Long Gay Book (Barber Theatre); Serena in Everything's
Ducky (Northlight Theatre); Martha Jefferson in 1776, Cinderella
in Cinderella (Marriott Theatre in lincolnshire); the concert version
of Sweeney Todd, starling Patti LuPone and George Hearn, and the
work shop of the new musical, Doll (Ravinia Festival). As Miss Illinois
2000, she was the Overall Talent Winner at the Miss America Pageant.
She is a recent graduate of Northwestern University.
HAWKINSON (Fredrika Armfeldt) returns to Chicago Shakespeare,
where she appeared in the ensemble of The Winter's Tale. Chicago
credits include Boston Marriage (Road works Productions); and The
Maids (Exigent Theatre Com pany). She has studied acting at the
London Academy of Theatre and at Northwestern University, where
she recently graduated.
ASSELIN (Frid) returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where his
credits include: Tybalt and Balthasar in Short Shakespeare! Romeo
and Juliet (2003), As You Like It, The School for Scandal, and The
Two Gentlemen of Verona. Chicago credits include work with Steppenwolf
Theatre Company, Famous Door Theatre, Rising Moon Theatre, Dolphinback
Theatre Company, and Shakespeare on the Green. Regional credits
include: Julius Caesar, Henry IV Part 1, As You Like It, She Stoops
to Conquel; and The Comedy of Errors with Montana Shakespeare in
the Parks, Illinois Repertory Theatre, The Struthers Library Theatre,
and Paper Mill Playhouse. He holds an MFA in acting from University
of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
JEAN AMBLE (Mrs. Nordstrom) returns to Shakespeare, where
she appeared as Celeste #2 and photographer in Sunday in the Park
with George, and understudied the female spirits in The Tempest.
Other Chicago credits include: Money (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company);
Circle of Friends (American Girl Place); and Me & AI (Theatre
Building). Regional credits include: Unidentified Human Remains,
The House of Yes (Bialy stock & Bloom, Milwaukee); Mac beth
(Maine Shakespeare Festival); The Devil's Disciple, A Midsummer
Night's Dream, The Government Inspector, and Phedre (American Players
CLONTS (Mr. Erlanson) makes his Chicago Shakespeare debut.
Chicago credits include: Count Ludovic in Passion (Ravinia Festival);
Show Boat, Cats, Funny Girl (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire);
and Singin' in the Rain (Chicago Center for the Performing Arts).
Broadway credits include Cabaret. Other New York credits include:
Lady in the Dark, Call Me Madame (City Center); Radio City Christmas
Spectacular, and A Cole Porter Celebration (Carnegie Hall). National
tours include: Show Boat, Brigadoon, and La Cage Aux Folies. Concert
credits include: A Cole Porter Celebration! 100 Years (Carnegie
Hall); and The Music of Jerry Herman with both the Indianapolis
and St. Louis Symphonies. Directing credits include South Pacific
(Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction, Candlewood
KAMP (Mrs. Segstrom) makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut.
Her career includes opera, operetta, musical theater, and concert
work. Chicago credits include: opera and operetta roles in Cosi
fan tutte, La Ceneren tola, Elixir of Love, Hansel and Gretel, The
Barber of Sevilfe, The student Prince, and Ruddigore. She has been
heard in oratorio works, including Handel Messiah, Bach B Minor
Mass, and Mozart Requiem, and has appeared as a soloist with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Recent Broadway pops concerts include:
The Best of Bernstein, The Evolution of American Musical The atre
(Chicago area); and Evening for the Angels (Richland, Washing ton).
She is a frequent recitalist of art song throughout the Midwest,
and is a member of the 24 voice Chicago Symphony Singers and the
9 voice Chicago a cape/fa.
KUYKENDALL (Mrs. Anderssen) returns to Chicago Shakespeare,
where her credits include Yvonne and Naorni Eisen in Sunday in the
Park with George and Flutter in Little Mermaid. Chicago credits
include: Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town (Writers' Theatre); Audrey in Comfortable
Shoes (Royal George Theatre); Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel, Annie
in Proposals (Theatre at the Center); Philomena in A Christmas Carol,
The Visit (Goodman Theatre); Lady Thiang in The King and Tessie
Tura in Gypsy (Marriott Theatre in lin colnshire). Regional credits
include: Clarice in Servant of Twa Masters (Repertory af St. Louis);
Babe in Crimes af the Heart (Chan hassen Theatres); Stella in A
Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company); and Showboat (national
tour, including Auditorium Theatre in Chicago).
RANK (Mr. Lindquist) makes his Chicago Shakespeare debut.
He has been active in musical theater, opera and concert venues
throughout the region. Chicago credits include: Carousel, Phantom
(Candlelight Dinner Theater); South Pacific (Drury lane Oakbrook
The atre); She Loves Me, Fantastiks (Light Opera Works); Passion,
A Little Night Music (Ravinia Festival) The Face on the Barroom
Floor ); La Boheme (L'Opera Piccola); Boris Godunov and Gutterdammerung
(Lyric Opera of Chicago). Regional credits include: The Beggar's
Opera (Santa Fe Opera); The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado (Central
City Opera); Carmen and La Travi ata (Pamiro Opera). He has sung
concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Sinfonietta,
and with various ensembles from Northwestern University, where he
earned his master's degree in 2001.
GRIFFIN (Director) Associate Artistic Director of Chicago
Shakespeare Theater, Gary Griffin has directed Sunday in the Park
with George, Pacific Overtures, Short Shokespeare! Romeo and juliet,
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Herbal Bed.
This summer he directed Chicago Shakespeare's remount of Pacific
Overtures at the Donmar Warehouse in London. A seven time Jeff Award
winning director, he has directed extensively at Court Theatre,
Northlight The atre, Apple Tree Theatre, Writers' Theatre Chicago,
Live Bait Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Pegasus Players, and Famous
Door Theatre, where he is a company member. His Famous Door production
of Beautiful Thing transferred to New York's Cherry Lane Theatre
and was remounted at Chicago Center for Performing Arts. He also
recently directed The New Moon for Encores! in New York.
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