Christopher Sheard (Balthazar/Apothecary) makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include: A Christmas Carol (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre) and The Illusion (Athenaeum Theatre). Regional credits include: Edward in Skylight, Aeneas in Troilus and Cressida (American Players Theatre); Prince Hal in Henry IV Part 1 and Flute/Thisby in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Great River Shakespeare Festival). Christopher received his BA from Florida State University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Growing up in Orlando at Disneyworld’s doorstep, Chris started acting when he was four. The first Shakespeare he saw performed was the 1968 film of Romeo and Juliet. “I didn’t quite understand what was being said but was inspired by the story and loved the sword-fighting—so much that I made a video of the street scene for extra credit.
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