Interviewed and recorded by Joel Markowitz
It’s always a treat to see this talented gentle man of the Washington stage perform. You can do that now at Olney Theatre’s 1776 where he is starring as Benjamin Franklin, “a flower child of the 1760’s, like I was a flower child of the 1960’s.”
The tales this three time Helen Hayes Award nominee can and does tell looking back on his 30 years in Washington theatre! Back then, beginners started in dinner and community theatre. He remembers playing against once local, now Broadway actors Brad Oscar, and Jason and Garth Kravitz; playing the Jason Robards role of Murray in A Thousand Clowns at Montgomery Playhouse with Jason Kravitz as his son Nick; pulling off a 6 day miracle production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; a moment of truth when touring with Jolson, the Musical and his many years at Signature Theatre.
What does he think of DC theatres casting so many out-of-towner actors? Listen here and find out.