RICHARD HENZEL: RESUME


Member
EQUITY•AFTRA•SAG since 1974


THEATRE ACTING CREDITS

WP = World Premiere, FP=Florida Premiere

Recent Credits (Chronologically, since 2008):

Metropolis Arts Center, Arlington Heights, IL,    A CONVERSATION WITH GRANT AND TWAIN WP    as Mark Twain
Lyric Opera of Chicago d/David Kersnar   THE MAGIC VICTROLA  WP    as Grandpa   
Actors Theatre of Louisville  d/Les Waters   THE CHRISTIANS WP    as Elder Jay       
Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, IN,  d/Randy White  WILLY WONKA AND THE FACTORY    as Grandpa Joe
Shaw Chicago  d/Bob Scogin  JAMES BARRIE'S QUARTETS   as Harry/Father/Narrator
Purple Rose Theatre, Chelsea, MI,  d/Michelle Mountain,  ON GOLDEN POND     as Norman Thayer, Jr.
Shaking The Tree Productions, d/David Kersnar, THE OUTSIDER, WP  as Carter
Shaw Chicago Theatre, d/Robert Scogin, DEAR LIAR,   as G. Bernard Shaw
16th Street Theatre, d/Ann Filmer, OUR HOLIDAY STORIES WP,    as Ensemble
Shaw Chicago Theatre, d/Robert Scogin, NOEL COWARD IN TWO KEYS,   as Verner/Hugo
Stormfield Theatre, Lansing, MI, d/Kristine Thatcher, HEROES   as Henri
The Gift Theatre, d/Michael Patrick Thornton, NIGHT AND HER STARS   as Mark Van Doren
The Artistic Home, d/Dale Calandra, SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH   as Boss Finley
Chicago Shakespeare Project, d/ Peter Garino, MEASURE FOR MEASURE    as Gentleman, Froth, and Friar Peter
Oak Park Festival Theatre, d/Jack Hickey, LOVES' LABOURS' LOST   as Holofernes
Steppenwolf Theatre, d/Michael P. Thornton, OF MICE AND MEN   as Candy
Drury Lane Water Tower Place, d/Jim Corti, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS   as Grandpa Prophater
Florida Stage, d/Louis Tyrrell, BEVERLEY FP (revised script) as Arch,   with Frances Sternhagen as Beverley
Florida Stage, d/Louis Tyrrell, A MURDER, A MYSTERY, AND A MARRIAGE FP, as Mark Twain, Sherriff Thwacker, and Uncle Dave
Florida Stage, d/Louis Tyrrell, THE COUNT WP as Lester
Ravinia Music Festival, d/Lonny Price, GYPSY (with Patti LuPone) as Pop/Kringelein/Gigolo the Monkey
Chicago Childrens Theatre@Steppenwolf, d/Eric Rosen, DANDELION WINE  WP     as Grandpa
Madison Repertory, d/Richard Corley, THE PRICE, as Walter Franz

Older Theatre Credits, listed alphabetically by Theatre
Aberystwyth College, Wales, UK, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON    as Mark Twain
Apple Tree Theatre, Highland Park, IL, d/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON   as Mark Twain
Beef n Boards, d/G. W. Bailey, FUNNY THING HAPPENED--FORUM (with G.W. Baily)    as Marcus Lycus
Beef n Boards, d/Jim Fargo, ARSENIC & OLD LACE   as Rev. Harper/Witherspoon
Beef n Boards, d/Jim Fargo, PLAZA SUITE (with Imogene Coca)   as Bellhop/Waiter
Body Politic Theatre,d/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON as Mark Twain
Body Politic/Gallery Theatre, d/William Derl Davis, GLASS MENAGERIE    as Gentleman Caller
Body Politic/Gallery, Theatre, d/Willilam Derl Davis, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY   as Ensemble
The Bog Theatre, d/Dan Scott, THE CRUCIBLE         as Governor Danforth
The Bog Theatre, d/J. Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON      as Mark Twain
Byfield's Cabaret/Ambassador East, d/Jonathan Menchin, THE KLEIN FAMILY (improv review) WP     as  ensemble
Canal Fulton Summer Arena,  d/Dan Hogan, TIME OUT FOR GINGER (w/Pat O'Brien), Tommy Green
Canal Fulton Summer Arena,  d/Bob Bridges, PINNOCCHIO, Cherrynose, ensemble
Canal Fulton Summer Arena,  d/Bob Bridges, THE GOLDEN GOOSE, The King
Canal Fulton Summer Arena,  d/Bob Bridges, TOM SAWYER, Judge Thatcher/Ben Rogers
Cardiff University Theatre (Wales), dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON   as Mark Twain
Center Theatre, LJPG Productions, d/Peter Garino, THE KHE SANH BAGMAN  WP  as LBJ
Chicago Childrens Theatre@Steppenwolf, d/Eric Rosen, DANDELION WINE WP   as Grandpa
Chicago Dramatists, d/Ann Filmer, BOOK OF MERCY  WP    as Victor
Cincinnati Playhouse, dir/James Thornton, THE FANTASTICKS  as Boy's Father
Cincinnati Playhouse, dir/James Thornton, THE APPLE TREE  as The Snake, ensemble
Cincinnati, Playhouse, dir/James Thornton, EL GRANDE DE COCA COLA, Ensemble
Cleveland Music Hall, d/J. Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
Chicago Stories On Stage, dir/S.Scott, CASEY STENGEL BEFORE CONGRESS WP   as  Casey Stengel
Chicago Stories On Stage, dir/Michael Miner, CHAMPION  WP  as Reader Delta Queen Steamboat,dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
Delta Queen Steamboat, dir/T Kneebone, THE APPLE TREE (with Dinah Christie), Snake
Delta Queen (U of Neb), RETURN TO THE RIVER (with John Hartford, Sheila McRae, and Howard Platt) WP, Mark Twain
ELT/As You Hike It, Central Park NY, d/Frank Farrell, AS YOU LIKE IT, Corin/Jaques
ELT/As You Hike It,Palos Hills Forest, d/Frank Farrell, AS YOU LIKE IT, Corin/Jaques
ELT/As You Hike It, Palos Hills Forest, d/F. Farrell, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Theseus/Oberon
ELT, d/Frank Farrell, STRANGE INTERLUDE, Professor Leeds
ELT/Free Shakespeare, dir/Mara Pollster, THE HENRY PLAYS, Bardolph
ELT/Free Shakespeare, d/Frank Farrell, THE SEAGULL, Dr. Dorn
ELT/Free Shakespeare, d/Frank Farrell, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theseus
ELT/Shakespeare Project, dir/Frank Farrell, AS YOU LIKE IT, Corin/Jaques
ELT/Shakespeare Project, dir/Mara Pollster, MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Snug/Moth
ELT/Shakespeare Project, dir/Mara Pollster, HENRY IV, PT 2 Falstaff
ELT/Shakespeare Project, dir/Michael Halbersham, RICHARD II John of Gaunt
ELT/Shakespeare Project, dir/Mara Pollster, LOVES' LABOURS LOST, Sir Nathaniel
Florida Stage, d/Louis Tyrell, HANGING FIRE FP, Donnie Fletcher
Goodman Theatre, d/Stuart Gordon, HUCKLEBERRY FINN, Duke/Ensemble
Goodman Theatre, d/Mary Zimmerman, THE TROJAN WOMEN, Agamemnon/Servant US
Goodman Theatre, d/ Marion McClinton, GEM OF THE OCEAN WP, Selig US
Goodman Theatre, d/Robert Falls, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, Willy Loman US
Goodman Theatre, d/ Daniel Sullivan, MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Hogan US
Human Race Theater, Dayton, Ohio, d/Tony Dallas, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, as Willy Loman
Illinois Theatre Center, d/Etelle Billig, THE VALUE OF NAMES, Leo Greshen
Illinois Theatre Centre, dir/Gary Houston, CAMPING WITH HENRY & TOM, Thomas Edison
Kent Acting and Touring Co.,dir/James Thornton,† MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
Kent Acting and Touring Co., dir/James Thornton, THE FANTASTICKS, Boy's Father
Kent Acting and Touring, dir/James Thornton, STREET GUIDE TO GARY INDIANA, Ensemble
Kent Acting and Touring, dir/James Thornton, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Radio), Marley, Ensemble
Kent Acting and Touring Co., dir/James Thornton, DRACULA, Dr. Seward
Kent Acting and Touring Co., dir/James Thornton, SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, Ensemble
Latino Chicago Theatre, dir/Ron Dean, STREET GUIDE TO GARY INDIANA WP, One man show
Left Bank Dinner Theatre (Peoria), dir/Jack Batman, STAR SPANGLED GIRL, Marty
Left Bank Dinner Theatre, dir/Jack Batman, DIAL M FOR MURDER, Capt. Lesgate
Lookingglass Theatre, d/Andrew White. LOOKINGGLASS 1984 WP as News Anchor
Lookingglass:Shaking the Tree, d/David Kersnar, THE BIG PAYDAY, Waights
Lookingglass:Shaking the Tree, d/David Kersnar, A PERFECT WEDDING WP, Charlie
Madison Repertory, d/Richard Corley, THE PRICE, as Walter Franz
Madison Repertory, d/C. Michael Smith, A WALK IN THE WOODS, as Andrey Botvinnik
Madison Repertory, d/Richard Corley, COPENHAGEN as Niels Bohr
Marriott's Lincolnshire, d/Dominic Missimi, A FUNNY THING...FORUM as Senex
Marriott's Lincolnshire, d/Stafford Arima, THE PAJAMA GAME as Pop
Marriott's Lincolnshire, d/Marc Robin, WEST SIDE STORY as Doc
Marriott's Lincolnshire, dir/Dominic Missimi, GROVER'S CORNERS WP, Editor Webb
Marriott's Lincolnshire, dir/Dominic Missimi, 1776, Benjamin FranklinMaximillion Prods, NYC, d/Peggy Simon, STONE AGE CINDERELLA, Mica
Maximillion Prods, NYC, d/Peggy Simon, SlSLEEPING BEAUTY, King
Mr. Trix Enterprises, dir/Ron Bauer, ELMO D. CLOWN SHOW WP, Elmo D. Clown
Mr. Trix Enterprises, dir/Ron Bauer, MR. TRIX MAGICFUN SHOW WP, Elmo D. Clown
Mr. Trix Enterprises, dir/Ron Bauer, THE INSTANT PUPPET SHOW WP, Herr Conductor, etc.
Mount Union College Summer Rep, d/James Vincent, THE DRUNKARD, Stevens
Mount Union College Summer Rep,GUYS AND DOLLS, d/James Vincent, Joey Biltmore, Chorus
Mount Union College Summer Rep,THE GREAT GOD BROWN, Policeman
Mount Union College Summer Rep,d/James Vincent, CAMELOT, Merlin/Chorus Soloist
Mount Union College Summer Rep,d/D. Falk, ALL THE WAY HOME, Ralph Follet
New American Theatre, dir/J. R. Sullivan, AMADEUS, Salieri
New American Theatre,dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
New American Theatre,MidWinter Night’s Dream, Director and Adapter
North Light Theatre, dir/Russell VandenBrouke, FEIFFER'S AMERICA*, Ens./Presidents
Organic Theatre, dir/Stuart Gordon, THREE CARD MONTE WP, Reagan/Ensemble
Organic Theatre, dir/Stuart Gordon, ASSEMBLY LINE (with Jack Wallace), Max Posner
Organic Theatre, dir/Stuart Gordon, ER/EMERGENCY ROOM, Ensemble
Organic Touchstone Theatre, dir/Steve Scott, AFTER-PLAY, Marty Guteman
Prop Thtr @ Organic, dir/Scott Vehill, REAGAN: Dementia In Absentia WP, Ronald Reagan
Prop Thtr/Second City Skybox, d/ A Freeman, RETURN OF THE HIP MESSIAH WP, Lord Buckley
Radio Ensemble Players, d/Henzel, THE FLOATPLANE NOTEBOOKS, Albert/Ensemble
Ravinia Music Festival, d/Lonny Price, GYPSY (with Patti LuPone) as Pop/Kringelein/Gigolo
RayMar/Theatre Building, dir/Bill Castellino, RAP MASTER RONNIE, Ronald Reagan
Royal George Theatre, dir/Kevin Conway, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Coles
Royal Viking Cruise Lines,dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
Second City at Chateau Louise, dir/Jonathan Menchin, THE KLEIN FAMILY, Ensemble
Steppenwolf Theatre, dir/Rondi Reed, A VISIT WITH MARK TWAIN WP, Mark Twain
Victory Gardens Theater, d/Dennis Zacek, AFFLUENZA! WP as William
Victory Gardens, d/D. Zacek, THE ACTION AGAINST SCHUMANN WP, Holgate/Freider/Lipsky/Reiner/Felix
Wellington Theatre, dir/Sheldon Patinkin, PRELUDE TO A KISS (with Barbara Harris), Dr. Boyle
Wisdom Bridge Theatre, HUNTING COCKROACHES, Czesio/Thompson
Woodstock Opera House,dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain
Woodstock Opera House,dir/James Thornton, SLEUTH, Andrew Wyke
Woodstock Opera House,dir/James Thornton, MARK TWAIN IN PERSON, Mark Twain

THEATRE DIRECTING CREDITS

Storer College, etc (touring) SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, starring Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner
The New American Theatre, A CHILD OF THE CENTURY, starring J. R. Sullivan
The New American Theatre, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM
Victory Gardens Greenhouse, SONGS OF THE POGO
The Woodstock Opera House, A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM


TELEVISION

EARLY EDITION, CBS, d/Gary Nelson, featured as Mr. Barcroft
EARLY EDITION, CBS, d/Dan Attias, featured as The Smartly Dressed Man
THE UNTOUCHABLES, 2 episodes, Paramount Pictures, d/Colin Bucksey, Guest starring as FDR
TOUGH TARGET, ABC, "Bank Scam With A Twist" d/Matthias Merki, featured as Richard Enright
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, NBC, "Police Capt's Death" d/Bob Wise, featured as Capt. Mike O'Mara
MISSING PERSONS, ABC, d/Gary Sherman, Guest starring as Tom Heilman
MARK TWAIN'S CRIME CARNIVAL, WTTW Chicago, d/ Tim Ward, Starring as Mark Twain***
HUCKLEBERRY FINN , WTTW/Organic,d/Stuart Gordon&Tim Ward, as The Duke/Ensemble
THE MISSISSIPPI: A Matter of Trust, CBS, d/Leo Penn, as Fred Tucker
THE PHIL DONAHUE SHOW, CBS, as Reagan (guest)
THE DUKE: Nothin' 'Cept Noise, NBC, d/Robert Conrad, Guest starring as Ras Gitlin
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, NBC, "The Jean Nicarico Case" d/Steve Muscarella, as Judge Kowal
THE STORY OF JOSEPH, Mr. Trix Productions, d/Ron Bauer, Ensemble/puppeteer

FILM

EXPIRED!,  Nancy Hayes Entertainment, d/Edward Heffernan, as Snazzy Grandpa
THE AMAZING CARWRIGHT, Columbia College Chicago,  d/Noafh Kloor,    as Cartwright
THE LETTER
, Nancy Hayes Entertainment, d/Edward Heffernan, as Dr. Fitzgerald
NUMINMATA, Viscosity Productions, d/Hanna Maximova and Michael Hartigan, as Narrator/Uncle John

BUTCH CAMP, Billingsgate Productions, d/Alesandro DiGenovese, as Mr. Pickwick
HENRY 2--THE WANDERER, H2 Productions, d/Chuck Parello, as Man Tied To Bed
THIEVES' QUARTET, MoonCoin, d/Joe Chappele, co-starring as Morgan Luce
GROUNDHOG DAY, Columbia, d/Harold Ramis, featured as DJ Voice
CHILDHOOD FRIENDS, Duea Films, d/Pupi Avati, featured as Darrow
NAKED FACE, Cannon Films, d/Bryan Forbes, featured as Wheelchair Stalker
HOW I GOT INTO THE LITERARY PROFESSION, Coronet Films, d/Chuck Olan, starring as Mark Twain
THE BLUES BROTHERS, Universal Studios, d/John Landis, featured as SWAT Officer

PUBLISHED AUDIOBOOKS

Mark Twain Titles:

The Innocents Abroad Volume One
Chapters From My Autobiography

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Those Extraordinary Twins: Mark Twain's First Draft of Pudd'nhead Wilson

The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
A Private History of a Campaign that Failed

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The American Claimant

The Death of Jean
Is Shakespeare Dead?

The Best of Mark Twain in Person
Roughing It

The Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut
Life on the Mississippi

A True Story
To the Person Sitting in Darkness
Some Thoughts on the Science of Onanism
The War Prayer
Mark Twain's Book for Bad Boys and Girls, by R. Kent Rasmussen
Was the World Made for Man?
The Turning Point in my Life
Livy
Eve's Diary
Extract From Captain Stormfield's Diary
Mark Twain's Views Of Religion,  by Caroline Thomas Harnsberger
A Cub Pilot's Lesson
My Platonic Sweetheart

Written by various other authors:

Any Road USA: Living a Life of Freedom on the Road
, by Brad Morris
Stalked!: My Encounter with a Colorado Bigfoot, by Brad Morris
Rusty Wilson's Canadian Bigfoot Campfire Stories, by Rusty Wilson
Desert Rats; Adventures in the American Outback, by Chinle Miller
The Bigfoot Runes, by Rusty Wilson

Wild and Weird Campfire Stories
, by Rusty Wilson
Rusty Wilson's Mysterious Bigfoot Campfire Stories, Collection #8
, by Rusty Wilson
Red Lory, by Dave Newell

Ashes to Ashes: Short Story
, by Bill Bernico
It's a Wonderful Death: Short Story
, by Bill Bernico
On the Lam
, by Bill Bernico
Anything for a Sale
, by Bill Bernico
Whoops
!, by Bill Bernico
Ten Intense Bigfoot Campfire Stories: Collection #5, by Rusty Wilson

Six Short Bigfoot Campfire Stories, by Rusty Wilson

Laughing Man
, by T. M. Wright
The Nine Musketeers

, by Bill Bernico
C Street
, by Claudette Walker
Rusty Wilson's Favorite Bigfoot Campfire Stories
, by Rusty Wilson
Tales of a Campground Host
, by Sunny Skye

Short Stack (Five Short Stories)

, by Bill Bernico
Rusty Wilson's Hairy Trio of Bigfoot Campfire Stories, by Rusty Wilson

Rusty Wilson's Twelve Pack of Bigfoot Campfire Stories (Collection 6, by Rusty Wilson

Rusty Wilson's Six Pack of Bigfoot Campfire Stories (Collection #7)
, by Rusty Wilson
Living the Simple RV Life

, by Sunny Skye
Chasing After Bigfoot: My Search for North America's Most Elusive Creatur, by Rusty Wilson

RVing with Pets

, by Sunny Skye


EDUCATION

Scene Study: Gregory Mosher, James Thornton, Sheldon Patinkin
Improv: Michael Gellman, Del Close, Kieth Johnstone, Don DePollo, Severn Darden, John Michalski, Jeff Michalski, Charna Halpern.
Other: Theatre and Education Major at Mount Union College (1966-67), Bowling Green University (1967-70), Kent State University (1974).

SPECIAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Licensed Driver, Certified Scuba Diver, Rollerblade, Horseback, Bicycle, and Motorcycle.
Baritone/Bass, Singer, Harmonica, Mandolin, Ocarina, Jaw Harp, Hambone, moves well.

Special Characters: Twain, Nixon, Reagan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Franklin, Edison, FDR, Lord Buckley, etc.
Mask Maker and Performer; Special Makeup Experience.

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