Shrek The Musical

July 13

September 1, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
music by Jeanine Tesori
directed and choreographed
by Rachel Rockwell

James Earl Jones II


James Earl Jones II makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Recent credits include: Cymbeline (First Folio Theatre) and Will You Stand Up? – educating people about mental wellness (Erasing the Distance). Other credits include: Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre); Dreamgirls, Full Monty (Marriott Theatre); Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Porgy and Bess (Court Theatre, Lyric Opera Chicago, San Francisco Opera); The Wiz (Jeff Award nomination, Theater at the Center); Aida, Spamalot, Ragtime (Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook); A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre); Annie Get Your Gun (Ravinia); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Broadway in Chicago, Mason Street Warehouse), Dessa Rose (Appletree Theatre); Aspects of Love, I Pagliacci, On the Town, The Gondoliers, Patience, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. Mr. Jones has garnered Black Theatre Alliance Awards and Black Excellence Awards. His voice can be heard on various commercials.

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