Michael Urie Stars in Shakespeare Theatre Company's Hamlet
The Drama Desk winner plays the titular role through February 25.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company has released photos of its production of Hamlet, starring Drama Desk winner Michael Urie (Torch Song). Recently extended through March 4, the production plays at Sidney Harman Hall under the direction of S.T.C. artistic director Michael Kahn.
In Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's best-known characters confronts the meaning of life, the bonds and limits of flesh and blood, and the line between madness and inspiration. In the wake of his father's abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed. When his father's ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist.
The production also stars Alan Cox (Claudius), Madeleine Potter (Gertrude), Federico Rodriguez (Horatio), Oyin Oladejo (Ophelia), Robert Joy (Polonius), Paul Cooper (Laertes), Keith Baxter (Ghost, Gravedigger, Player King), Ryan Spahn (Rosencrantz), Kelsey Rainwater (Guildenstern), Avery Glymph (Fortinbras, Marcellus), Gregory Wooddell (Osric), Chris Genebach (Barnardo, Lucianus), Chris Genebach (Barnardo, Lucianus), Lise Bruneau (Player Queen, Cornelia), and David Bryan Jackson (Voltemand, Priest). Featured in the ensemble are Jeff Allen Young, Maggie Thompson, Kamau Mitchell, Chelsea Mayo, Brendan McMahon, Brayden Simpson, and Jack Henry Doyle.
Design staff for the production includes John Coyne (scenic design), Jess Goldstein (costume design), Yi Zhao (lighting design), Broken Chord (original music and sound design), and Patrick W. Lord (projections, video designer). Fight choreography is by David Leong. Drew Lichtenberg serves as dramaturg, and Lisa Beley is the voice and text coach.
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is one of the nation's leading premier classical theater companies. Under the leadership of artistic director Michael Kahn and executive director Chris Jennings, S.T.C.'s productions aim to inspire dialogue that connects classic works to the modern human experience.