Date of Birth : Jun 2nd 1941
American actor and narrator. He is most famous for his dramatic roles; however, he has done narration work in educational programming on PBS and the Discovery Channel, as well as some comedy and musical roles. He has won numerous awards including Obie awards, Drama Desk Awards, and Vernon Rice Awards. In the early 1980s, he starred in the title role of the national touring company of the musical Barnum composed by Cy Coleman. In 2006, he performed the lead role in Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. This production of King Lear has been remounted at Washington D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall in June, 2009. He has played the title role in three separate productions of Hamlet.