The Heir Apparent

November 29, 2015

January 17, 2016

in CST's Courtyard Theater

written by David Ives, adapted from
Le Légataire universel
by Jean-François Regnard
directed by John Rando

Paxton Whitehead


Paxton Whitehead makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Other Chicago credits include A. E. Housman in The Invention of Love (Jeff Award nomination, Court Theatre); and Heartbreak House (Jeff Award nomination, Goodman Theatre). Mr. Whitehead has appeared in Chicago on tour with: My Fair Lady, Camelot and Beyond the Fringe. Broadway credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest, Absurd Person Singular, Col. Pickering and, later, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Helen Hayes Award), Lettice and Lovage with Dame Maggie Smith, A Little Hotel on the Side, Artist Descending a Staircase, Run for Your Wife, Noises Off (Drama Desk Award), Camelot with Richard Burton (Tony Award nomination), Sherlock Holmes in The Crucifer of Blood, Habeas Corpus, Candida, Beyond the Fringe and The Affair. Television credits include: The West Wing, Frasier, Mad About You, Friends, Desperate Housewives, Ellen, Third Rock from the Sun, Dinosaurs, Early Edition and Marblehead Manor. Film credits include: the Rodney Dangerfield comedy Back to School, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Kate and Leopold, Tales from the Hollywood Hills, Hale the Hero, An Inconvenient Woman and Trick of the Eye. Mr. Whitehead served from 1967 to 1977 as artistic director of Canada’s Shaw Festival and is also an associate artist of the Old Globe, San Diego. 

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