I've been all over. Born in Dallas, grew up in Atlanta. I went to Interlochen Arts Academy for high school, then to Pittsburgh where I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. Right after leaving Pittsburgh, and longing for classical theater, I became a member of the company at the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. There I met my wife in a scandalous showmance, and after we got married, our son Henry was born. So, I have a lot of homes. The South is where my roots are, my love of theater came of age in the Midwest, but my heart is Oregon.
I've been fortunate over the course of my career to have performed with some of the most renowned theater companies in the country. In addition to the great Oregon Shakespeare Festival where I acted in more than 20 of Shakespeare's plays, and helped develop award-winning new work, I've also performed Off-Broadwady with Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater, and The Mint Theater Company; regionally with the The Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, Actor's Theater of Louisville, and the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. It's a career that has taken me and my family all over the country.
Lately, however, I've been eager to be in a city to raise our brilliant son, Henry. I'm now back in the Midwest, where my deep love of theater was born, and part of the thrilling theater community in Chicago. Here, I've had the great fortune to be a part of another Tony Award-winning classical company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, performing their epic history cycle, Tug of War, Parts 1 and 2.
Most of all, though, everything comes down to raising our family in a vibrant, diverse, and beautiful city. Whether it's Sunday donut adventures to an undiscovered bakery with Henry, or Mondays, when the theater is dark, we are always setting off to explore new frontiers in Chicago.
So that's it, I guess. Theater. Family. Donuts. In no particular order.