David Cecsarini*

The 2017-2018 season marks David’s 37th year as a theatre professional, having debuted with the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis as a journeyman actor in 1978. During his twenty-nine year Milwaukee residency, he has acted with most of its professional companies and also has extensive credits as a nine year veteran of American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI. Favorite APT roles include Petruchio in TAMING OF THE SHREW, Claudius in HAMLET, Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET and Bassanio in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.  Memorable acting assignments for Next Act include Robert Cecil in EQUIVOCATION, Jack Lawson in RACE, Vince Lombardi in LOMBARDI: THE ONLY THING, Ben in LAST OF THE BOYS, Eddie in FOOL FOR LOVE, “all the gang” in BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR and Max Prince in LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR. David has proudly served as Producing Artistic Director for Milwaukee’s Next Act Theatre, going on 27 years. It is with great pleasure that he returns to the world of Shakespeare through this terrific opportunity with Door Shakes, and even more so to enjoy sharing the stage with many fine colleagues, including Deborah Staples – wonderful actress, wife and mother to their two lovely daughters, Miranda and Amalia.

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