As previously reported, Waterston – who starred as Hamlet in the last Shakespeare in the Park mounting 33 years ago – plays Polonius, opposite Tony nominee Stuhlbarg in the title role. Lauren Ambrose, who starred in the 2007 Delacorte staging of Romeo and Juliet, is cast as Ophelia, with Andre Braugher as Claudius and Margaret Colin as Gertrude.
Also set to appear are David Harbour as Laertes, Kevin Carroll as Horatio, Hoon Lee as Rosencrantz, Piter Marek as Bernardo and Fortinbras, Greg McFadden as Guildenstern, Julio Monge as Osric and Francisco, Paul O'Brien as Voltemand and Priest, Gilbert Owuor as Marcellus, Jay O. Sanders as Ghost, Gravedigger and Player King, and Miriam Silverman as Player Queen.
The ensemble comprises Christopher Bonewitz, Bruce Cannon, Matt Carlson, W. Tre' Davis, Emily DeCola, Stephen James King, Erin Orr, Dana Lyn and Michael Schupbach.
Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis directs the production that runs May 27-June 29 with an official opening set for June 17.
The Hamlet creative team includes scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Michael Chybowski and sound design by Acme Sound Partners. Summer Support tickets are currently on sale for a tax-deductible contribution of $160 for Hamlet or $165 for Hair. Summer Supporters earn reserved seats for their contributions to fund the Delacorte stagings. This opportunity, offered for a limited time, is available by calling (212) 967-7555.
Performances of Shakespeare in the Park are Tuesday-Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets are free and are available on the day of the performance (two per person) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 PM, or by entering the Public's online ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org.
The closest entrances to the Delacorte are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 70th Street and Fifth Avenue.
For additional information about Shakespeare in the Park, call (212) 539-8750 or visit The Public Theater website at www.publictheater.org.