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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.
BROADWAY: The Elephant Man (title role).
OFF-BROADWAY: Skintight (Elliot Isaac), The Roundabout Theatre; The Glass Cage (Malcolm), Mint Theater; originated the role of Mario in Tamara; Henry VI (Warwick), Theatre for a New Audience; Swansong (Will Shakespeare), Lucille Lortel’s White Barn Theatre; many roles with The Talking Band at La Mama.
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: Morning After Grace (Angus) dir. Peter Amster and Shakespeare in Love (Henslowe) dir. Rachel Rockwell at Asolo Rep; Trans Scripts (Dr. Violet), A.R.T. / dir. Jo Bonney; Other Desert Cities (Lyman), Aspen Theatre / dir. Sarna Lapine; Happy Days (Willie), Westport Playhouse / dir. Mark Lamos; An Enemy of the People (Aslaksen), Barrington Stage / dir. Julianne Boyd; Measure for Measure (Escalus), Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. / dir. Jonathan Munby; The Tempest (Prospero), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival / dir. Steve Umberger; Tunney / Shakespeare in Six Rounds (Gene Tunney), Merrimack Rep / dir. Robin Phillips; The Last Days of Mickey and Jean (Mickey), Merrimack Rep / dir. Charles Towers; Henry V (The Chorus), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey / dir. Bonnie Monte; Larry’s Party (Hersh, Questly, Ian), Canadian Stage / dir. Robin Phillips; Willi (title role) directed by Charles Towers, Gross Indecency: The 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) and Timon of Athens (Aufidius), 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 Light, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, Ryan’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. He also steers THE SHAKESPEARE LAB in New York City.