Over the next few weeks we will be introducing you to the cast of our 2013 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. We begin with Richard, Duke of Gloucester –
Ryan Producing Artistic Director Grant Mudge is pleased to announce that Michael Gotch will be playing the title role in Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival‘s upcoming production of Richard III. Michael arrives having played the title role in Hamlet this spring under the direction of Tony-nominee Mark Lamos at The REP, where he is a 5-year member of the professional resident company at the University of Delaware.
Before joining the REP, Michael worked at many of the country’s leading theatres. Past productions include Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Armadale and I Am My Own Wife. Off-Broadway credits include the U.S. Premiere of Svejk (Theatre for a New Audience), Richard III (The Acting Company), and Mercadet (Culture Project). His regional credits include Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (South Coast Repertory) directed by Warner Shook; Salieri in Amadeus (Actors Theatre of Louisville) directed by Kate Whoriskey; Jeff Award Nomination and After Dark Award for Chicago Premiere of Shakespeare’s R&J (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); at American Player’s Theatre: Julius Caesar, Timon of Athens, The Merchant of Venice, and Much Ado About Nothing, for which he received a Falstaff Award Nomination; The Taming of the Shrew, Richard II (Milwaukee Shakespeare). We look forward to Michael’s portrayal of this twisted king.