Artist Bio

Edward Gero

(Bio as of September 2011)

Edward Gero most recently appeared at the Goodman in Red during the 2011/2012 Season. Previous Goodman credits include King Lear. Mr. Gero is a four-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and a 14-time Helen Hayes nominee. His regional credits include a recently completed run at Round House Theatre as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus, where he also played Richard Nixon in Nixon’s Nixon in 1999 and 2008 and received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor both times. Additional regional credits include the title character in Signature Theatre’s 2010 production of Sweeney Todd; David Malter in The Chosen for Theater J at Arena Stage; Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre; Donny in American Buffalo at The Studio Theatre and Horace Vandergelder in The Matchmaker at Centerstage in Baltimore. Other favorites include John in Shining City, Ivan in The Seafarer and Tom Sargeant in Skylight (Helen Hayes Award), Uncle Vanya, and Phillip Gellburg in Broken Glass. In 28 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, he has played 70 Shakespearean roles including Hotspur in Henry IV (Helen Hayes Award), Bolingbroke in Richard II (Helen Hayes Award) and Macduff in Macbeth (Helen Hayes Award). In New York he has appeared at South Street Theatre and Classic Stage Company. Film and television credits include Die Hard 2, Striking Distance, and narrations for the Discovery Channel and PBS. He is an associate professor of theater at George Mason University (GWU), and instructor at the Academy for Classical Acting at GWU, and the University of Maryland.

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