Biography

Click here to download a printable PDF copy of this biography.

JACK WETHERALL is a distinguished artist in theatre, television and film. He began his professional career as a young actor at the Stratford Festival Theatre of Canada where he rose to be a leading member of the company.

Select Credits

BROADWAY: The Elephant Man (title role).

OFF-BROADWAY: The Glass Cage (Malcolm), Mint Theater; originated the role of Mario in TamaraHenry VI (Warwick), Theatre for a New Audience; Swansong (Will Shakespeare), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre; Bad Women (Phaedra), Talking Band.

STRATFORD FESTIVAL THEATRE OF CANADA (under Robin Phillips’ artistic direction): Henry V (title role), As You Like It (Orlando) and The Seagull (Konstanin), the latter two opposite Dame Maggie Smith.

REGIONAL: Willi (title role) directed by Charles Towers, Gross IndecencyThe Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde), The Retreat from Moscow (Edward), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Heartbreak House (Shotover), Goodman Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac (title role), Guthrie Theatre; Pericles (title role), Hartford Stage Company; Twelfth Night (Orsino), The Rivals (Jack Absolute), The Old Globe; Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Long Wharf Theatre; Macbeth (title role), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Berowne), Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Richard II (title role), Utah Shakespearean Festival; The Greeks (Orestes), Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Cherry Orchard (Lopakhin), American Conservatory Theater; Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Valmont), Pittsburgh Public Theater; Democracy, (Ralph Waldo Emerson) G.C.T.C, Ottawa.

FILM: starring role in Third Man Out.

TELEVISION: Queer as Folk (four seasons as Vic), Guiding LightOne Life to LiveSanta BarbaraRyan’s Hope.

AWARDS: Mr. Wetherall won Drama-Logue Awards for his performances in The Bacchae (Dionysis), Odyssey Theatre, and Man and Superman (Jack Tanner), A Noise Within in Los Angeles.

OTHER: He directed Measure for Measure at Centre Theatre, Chicago and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Our Town, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta; and as assistant director Jekyll & Hyde, Broadway.  He recently reprised his role of The Notary in La Fille du Regiment at the Metropolitan Opera.

Most Recent

The role of Mickey in Richard Dresser’s play The Last Days of Mickey and Jean at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where he debuted the one-man show Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds playing Gene Tunney. Willie in Happy Days at the Westport Country Playhouse. Prospero in The Tempest for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. He recently reprised his role as Rod in the New York Times-acclaimed production of Hot Lunch Apostles at La MaMa in New York. He last appeared as Escalus in Measure for Measure in Washington at the Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. He also steers THE SHAKESPEARE LAB in New York.