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Red Velvet

December 1

January 21, 2018

CST's Courtyard Theater

by Lolita Chakrabarti
directed by Gary Griffin

Michael Hayden

Charles Kean

MICHAEL HAYDEN (Charles Kean) makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut in Red Velvet. His Broadway credits include: Billy Bigelow in the Royal National/Lincoln Center production of Carousel (Olivier Award nominee); Oscar Rolfe in Judgment at Nuremberg (Tony Award nomination); Cliff in Cabaret (Studio 54); and Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 opposite Kevin Kline (Lincoln Center), and Festen (Music Box Theatre) directed by Jack O’Brien. His favorite regional theater credits include: the title roles in Henry V and Richard II, performed in repertory (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Frank in Merrily We Roll Along (The Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration); and Leontes in A Winter’s Tale (The Guthrie Theater). His television credits include: Chris Docnovich in Murder One (ABC); and multiple guest-starring roles on Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order: CI. He received an award for Best Actor from the American Film Institute for his portrayal of Billy in the independent film Charming Billy.

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