Artist Bio

Larry Yando
Larry Yando

Larry Yando

(Bio as of September 2014)

Larry Yando returns to the Goodman, where he previously appeared as Ebenezer Scrooge in seven productions of A Christmas Carol; as Shere Khan in The Jungle Book and as Pangloss in Candide. Mr. Yando’s recent Chicago credits include Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika (Court Theatre); Julius Caesar (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Dance of Death (Writers Theatre). He will appear in the title role in King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) this fall. Other Chicago credits include Titus Andronicus at (Defiant Theatre); The Two Noble Kinsmen, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, All’s Well That Ends Well, King Lear, Henry IV Parts I and II, Antony and Cleopatra and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Travesties, An Ideal Husband, Ghosts, Electra, Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Earnest and Travels with My Aunt (Court Theatre); Fake and Mother Courage and Her Children (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Bach at Leipzig, As You Like It, Hamlet, Nixon’s Nixon and Rocket to the Moon (Writers Theatre); The Birthday Party and Eastern Standard (Apple Tree Theatre) and I Hate Hamlet and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Royal George Theatre). His regional credits include Angels in America, Arcadia and Amadeus at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Mr. Yando performed as Scar in the national tour of The Lion King for three years. He was honored as Chicago magazine’s Best Actor in Chicago and received DePaul University’s Excellence in the Arts Award. Mr. Yando has taught advanced acting classes at the Theatre School at DePaul, Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Classical Training Program. In 2010 he was one of nine actors chosen for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a widely acclaimed national program serving regional theater actors and the future of American theater.

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