The Emperor's New Clothes

June 30

August 29, 2010

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler
book by David Holstein
directed by Rachel Rockwell

Mark David Kaplan


Mark David Kaplan returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: The Emperor’s New Clothes, Willy Wonka, The Wizard of Oz and the premiere of How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back? by Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler. Other Chicago credits include: Les Misérables, Ragtime (Jeff Awards, Actor in a Supporting Role, Musical), Curtains (Drury Lane Theatre); A Year with Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre); We Three Lizas (About Face Theatre); and Anything Goes (Marriott Theatre). Off Broadway, Mr. Kaplan appeared in the long-running Forbidden Broadway, with which he has toured internationally as well as earning a Jeff Award for the 2008 production at the Royal George Theatre. Recent regional credits include: Hairspray (Syracuse Stage) and Man of La Mancha (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks). Mr. Kaplan spent five years touring the US and Canada as Zazu the Hornbill in the first and second National Companies of The Lion King.


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