Henry Wishcamper

Henry Wishcamper

Henry Wishcamper

(Bio as of March 2015)

Henry Wishcamper is a member of the Goodman’s Artistic Collective. His Goodman Theatre directing credits include The Little Foxes, the world premiere of Ask Aunt Susan, his own adaptation of Animal Crackers (Jeff Award nomination), A Christmas Carol (2013 and 2014 productions), Other Desert Cities and Talking Pictures. Other Chicago directing credits include The Dance of Death (Jeff nomination) at Writers Theatre and The Night Alive at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His New York directing credits include Spirit Control at Manhattan Theatre Club; Graceland at LCT3; Port Authority at Atlantic Theater Company; Elvis People at New World Stages; The Polish Play at Katharsis Theater Company and Pullman Car Hiawatha at Keen Company (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play). Regional theater and other directing credits include Animal Crackers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Birds at the Guthrie Theater; Engaging Shaw and The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe and The Seafarer and Speech & Debate at TheaterWorks. He has served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage County and Shining City. His adaptation of Animal Crackers has been produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Lyric Stage Company. Mr. Wishcamper was the Artistic Director of Katharsis Theater Company in New York and the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute (MSDI) in Portland, Maine. At MSDI, he founded Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park, a free Shakespeare festival in Portland's primary public park featuring students from MSDI's education program. Mr. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.

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Henry Wishcamper

  • AChristmasCarol2013
    AChristmasCarol2013

    Larry Yando (Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre (November 16 - December 28, 2013). www.goodmantheatre.org/joy

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  • AChristmasCarol2014
    AChristmasCarol2014

    The cast of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre (November 15 – December 28, 2014). www.goodmantheatre.org/joy

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  • AChristmasCarol2015
    AChristmasCarol2015

    Travis Knight (Ghost of Christmas Past) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre (November 14 – December 27, 2015). www.goodmantheatre.org/joy

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  • AnimalCrackers
    AnimalCrackers

    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, directed by Henry Wishcamper are (clockwise from top) Ora Jones (Mrs. Rittenhouse), Ed Kross (Horatio Jamison/Zeppo), Joey Slotnick (Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding/Groucho),Molly Brennan (The Professor/Harpo) and Jonathan Brody (Emanuel Ravelli/Chico) (September 18 – November 1, 2009).

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  • AskAuntSusan
    AskAuntSusan

    Alex Stage as Aunt Susan in Ask Aunt Susan by Seth Bockley, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (May 24 – June 22, 2014). www.goodmantheatre.org/auntsusan

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  • OtherDesertCities
    OtherDesertCities

    (L to R) John Hoogenakker (Trip Wyeth), Chelcie Ross (Lyman Wyeth), Deanna Dunagan(Polly Wyeth), Linda Kimbrough (Silda Grauman) and Tracy Michelle Arnold (Brooke Wyeth) in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (January 12- February 17, 2013).

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  • TalkingPictures
    TalkingPictures

    Pictured in Talking Pictures by Horton Foote directed by Henry Wishcamper is Bubba Weiler (Pete) (foreground) with Philip Earl Johnson (Willis) and Jenny McKnight (Myra) at Goodman Theatre (January 26 - March 2, 2008).

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  • TheLittleFoxes
    TheLittleFoxes

    (L to R) Shannon Cochran (Regina Giddens), Michael Canavan (William Marshall), Mary Beth Fisher (Birdie Hubbard), Dan Waller (Leo Hubbard), Dexter Zollicoffer (Cal), Steve Pickering (Oscar Hubbard) and Rae Gray (Alexandra “Zan” Giddens) in The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (May 2 – June 7, 2015). 

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