Artist Bio

Kareem Bandealy

(Bio as of October 2021)

Kareem Bandealy (Ghost of Jacob Marley/Young Marley/Topper) returns to the Goodman, having previously appeared in seven seasons of A Christmas Carol, as well as Rock ‘N’ Roll, Gas For Less and King Lear. Chicago credits include The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Oklahoma! (Paramount Theatre); The Good Book and The Illusion (Court Theatre); 20,000 Leagues Under the SeasBlood WeddingMoby DickThe Little PrinceBig Lake Big City, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Last Act of Lilka Kadison and Peter Pan (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Caretaker and Heartbreak House (Writers Theatre); Mother of the Maid (Northlight); Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s DreamEdward 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. He is Artistic Producer: New Works at Lookingglass Theatre Company where he is also an Ensemble Member. His play, Act(s) of God, premiered there in February 2019.