Artist Bio

Jay Whittaker

(Bio as of April 2013)

Jay Whittaker most recently appeared at the Goodman in Measure for Measure during the 2012/2013 Season. Additional Goodman credits include the role of Ian in Shining City and Lloyd Wright in Frank’s Home. His Chicago credits include The Old Masters, Mother Courage and Her Children and David Copperfield at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merchant of Venice, Rose Rage, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and All’s Well That Ends Well at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Sense and Sensibility and Awake and Sing! at Northlight Theatre; A Number at Next Theatre Company; The Wild Duck, The Glass Menagerie, Travesties, Cymbeline and Pericles at
Court Theatre and Cyrano at Court Theatre in conjunction with Redmoon Theater. His New York
credits include Frank’s Home at Playwrights Horizons and Rose Rage at The Duke on 42nd Street.
Regionally, he has appeared in Richard III, As You Like It, Amadeus, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew and The Madness of King George III at The Old Globe; Shining City at the Huntington Theatre Company, and Edward II and Tamburlaine the Great at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Mr. Whittaker has appeared on film and television in Prison Break (Fox), Early Edition (CBS), Dustclouds, Let’s Go to Prison and Death of a President.


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