Lee E. Ernst

Westport Country Playhouse: A Flea in Her Ear. REP: Director: Clybourne Park. Actor: Dial “M” for Murder (Max Halliday), From the Author Of (Richard Tuttle), You Can’t Take It with You (Mr. De Pinna), Tartuffe (Orgon), The Elephant Man (Pinhead Manager and others), The Bells (Mathias), Waiting for Godot (Vladimir), Things We Do for Love (Gilbert Fleet), To Kill a Mockingbird (Associate Director and the roles of Nathan Radley/Bob Ewell), Wait Until Dark (Roat), Heartbreak House (Captain Shotover), The Patsy (Maurice Vatelin), The 39 Steps (Clown), Juno and the Paycock (Joxer), The Millionairess (The Doctor/the Shop Owner), Macbeth (Macbeth), Angels in America (Rabbi Chemelwitz, Henry, Martin, ‘Medieval’ Prior), Wit (Dr. Kelekian), The Mousetrap (Mr. Paravicini), The Servant of Two Masters (Truffaldino). Regional: Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Resident Actor, Resident Fight Director, Makeup Design. Roles include: Clybourne Park (Russ/Dan), Cabaret (The Emcee), Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman), To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), The Crucible (John Proctor), A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge), Assassins (Sam Byck), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Holmes), Lombardi (Vince Lombardi), Of Mice and Men (George), The Norman Conquests (Norman), Cyrano De Bergerac (Cyrano), Richard III (King Richard), Work Song (F.L. Wright), Tartuffe (Tartuffe), The Seafarer (Sharky), Barrymore (John Barrymore). American Players Theatre: Founding Acting Company Member: Cyrano, Hamlet, Benedick, and King Lear. Other credits: Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Rep, New American Theatre, Peninsula Players, American Conservatory Theater, Tokyo’s Institute of Dramatic Arts. Texas Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet (director), The Nerd (director). Awards: AriZoni and Shepherd – Express “Best Actor” awards, The Minerva Laureate (presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Letters, Arts, and Sciences), Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, by the Ten Chimneys Foundation. Training:  Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP), University of Delaware.

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