A fan of Michael Hayden? Then you may want to consider relocating to the nation's capitol for the 1999-2000 season. The young actor -- whose credits include Carousel and Far East, both at Lincoln Center -- will perform in the company of D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre for all of the coming season.
Hayden will play the title role in Shakespeare's political drama, Coriolanus, which will be directed by artistic director Michael Kahn and will run Jan. 18-March 12, 2000. Hayden will also play Kilroy, the doomed boxer in Tennessee Williams' expressionistic classic Camino Real (May 30-July 23, 2000), also piloted by Kahn. Supporting Hayden will be Franchelle Stewart Dorn as the Gypsy and Philip Goodwin as Lord Byron.
Hayden got a taste of life in D.C. last season when he appeared as Chance Wayne in Shakespeare Theatre's Sweet Bird of Youth, opposite Elizabeth Ashley.
Also on the company's agenda are:
*King Lear (Aug. 31-Oct. 24), directed by Kahn, starring Ted van Griethuysen as Lear. *A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nov. 9, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000), directed by Joe Calarco.
*The Country Wife (Mar. 28-May 14, 2000), the William Wycherly Restoration comedy, director TBA.
For information, call (202) 547-1122.
-- By Robert Simonson