Bio

Lance Baker and Ravi Batista in Lookingglass’s Around the World in 80 Days, Kansas City Rep, 2010

Undoubtedly this bio is out of date. I’ll get to it.

I’m an actor and director based in Chicago.

I’m currently in a remount of 2006′s Jeff Award-winning production of Will Eno’s “Thom Pain (based on nothing)” at Theater Wit.

I play Robert Schroeder, an art teacher with a romantic secret and a penchant for mentorship, in Joselito Seldera’s 35mm short film Unsettled, which was accepted into the LA Short Fest.

Recent shows include The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs (16th Street), Henry VIII and Amadeus (Chicago Shakespeare), Speed-the-Plow and Doubt (ATC), Sleuth and The Fox on the Fairway (Theater at the Center), Ten Chimneys and Mauritius (Northlight), Invisible Man and Travesties (Court Theatre), Becky Shaw and The Mandrake (A Red Orchid), Dollhouse and Lobby Hero (Goodman), Spin and Santaland Diaries (Theater Wit), Around the World in 80 Days (Lookingglass/Kansas City Rep), and Fanny Brice (Asolo in Sarasota, FL and Maltz in Jupiter, FL).

I’ve also directed several plays, including A Very Merry Scientology Pageant and The Earl (both at A Red Orchid).

Film credits include Public Enemies, The Express, Repetition, Road to Perdition, Treasure Island, and Payback. Here’s the IMDb page. My commercial work includes spots for AT&T and Walmart, among others, as well as various voiceovers.

I’ve been on the cover of Time Out Chicagocovered in meat (a look later to be copied by Lady Gaga).

Click here to download my not-at-all current resume. Here’s how to contact me.

Affiliations:

A Red Orchid ensemble member
Collaboraction artistic associate
Chicago Dramatists associate artist

Training: BFA in Acting at The Theatre School of DePaul University

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