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Full Cast Announced for the Old Globe's Richard II, Starring Robert Sean Leonard

Erica Schmidt directs the production.

Robert Sean Leonard as Richard II.
Robert Sean Leonard as Richard II.
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The Old Globe Theatre has announced the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming Summer Shakespeare Festival production of Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt. The play will run June 11-July 15 in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre with an opening night on June 18.

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard will take on the title role of King Richard II. Joining him in the cast are John Ahlin as Earl of Northumberland, Jake Horowitz as Duke of Aumerle, Old Globe associate artist Charles Janasz as John of Gaunt and Gardener, Patrick Kerr as Duke of York, Tory Kittles as Henry Bolingbroke, Ian Lassiter as Thomas Mowbray, Welsh Captain, and Keeper; Lizabeth Mackay as Duchess of York and Servingwoman; James Joseph O’Neill as Bishop of Carlisle, and San Diego local Connor Sullivan as Lord Willoughby.

The cast also includes students in the Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Amara James Aja as Bushy and Sir Stephen Scroop; Samuel Max Avishay as Harry Percy; Nora Carroll as Queen Isabel; Renardo Charles Jr. as Lord Ross; Ajinkya Desai as House of Norfolk Herald; Talley Beth Gale as Lady 1 and Servingwoman; Daniel Ian Joeck as Bagot and Earl of Salisbury; Lorenzo Landini as Green and Duke of Surrey; Jose Martinez as House of Hereford Herald; Christina A. Okolo as House of Norfolk Herald and Servingwoman; Suzelle Palacios as Lady 2, Groom, and Servingwoman; Larica Schnell as House of Hereford Herald, Gardener, and Servingwoman; and Samantha Sutliff as Duchess of Gloucester, Gardener, and Servingwoman.

The creative team of Richard II includes two-time Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty (scenic design), Andrea Lauer (costume design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), and Sten Severson (sound design).

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