(Bio as of October 2018)
Kareem Bandealy (Narrator/ Jacob Marley) returns to the Goodman Theatre, having previously appeared in four seasons of A Christmas Carol, as well as Rock ‘N’ Roll, Gas For Less and King Lear. Chicago credits include The Wheel at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Oklahoma! at Paramount Theatre; The Good Book and The Illusion at Court Theatre; 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, Blood Wedding, Moby Dick, The Little Prince, Big Lake Big City, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Last Act of Lilka Kadison and Peter Pan at Lookingglass Theatre Company, where he is an ensemble member; Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Caretaker and Heartbreak House at Writers Theatre; Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II and Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Blood and Gifts and A Disappearing Number at TimeLine Theatre Company; The Real Thing and The Skin of Our Teeth at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company; Othello at The Gift Theatre and many others. Regional credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers and The Tempest at Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Love’s Labours Lost at Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival; Julius Caesar and Stuff Happens at Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre and four seasons at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. He has appeared in several films including The Merry Gentleman, directed by Michael Keaton. Television credits include Chicago Fire. Bandealy is a recipient of the 2011 3Arts Artist Award and his play, Act(s) of God, will premiere in February 2019 at Lookingglass Theatre Company.
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