Artist Bio

Brett Schneider

(Bio as of September 2016)

Brett Schneider returns to the Goodman, where he appeared in the New Stages production of The Magic Play and reading of Teddy Ferrara.  Chicago credits include The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle (Steep Theatre), The Great God Pan (Next Theatre), Homecoming 1972 (Chicago Dramatists), The Glass Menagerie (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Peter and the Wolf  (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Sea (Theatre Mir), Too Much Memory (Sinnerman Ensemble), The Hiding Place (Provision Theatre), REWIND (The Side Project Theatre) and Rose and the Rime (The House Theatre of Chicago). New York credits include a workshop production of The Magic Play (Roundabout Theatre Company). Los Angeles credits include Orange Lemon Egg Canary (The Complex Theatre). Television credits include Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Chicago MedSirens and Vinyl. Mr. Schneider is also a professional magician and an illusion designer for theater, television and film. His illusion design has been twice nominated for a Jeff Award for Artistic Specialization and has appeared at Roundabout Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Strange Tree Group and Strawdog Theatre Company, among others. Mr. Schneider is a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf, and he is a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.