The Stratford veteran's credits include the title roles in Don Juan (in both English and French), Coriolanus, Hamlet, Richard III and an earlier production of Cyrano. Television audiences know him as First Gentleman Henry Taylor on the most recent season of "24."
Des McAnuff's production of the Shakespeare classic officially opened the festival June 1. Also featured are Yanna McIntosh as Lady Macbeth, Dion Johnstone as Macduff, Gareth Potter as Malcolm and Timothy D. Stickney as Banquo.
Donna Feore directs her husband in Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, which opened June 19. Amanda Lisman and Mike Shara join Feore onstage as Roxane and Christian, respectively.
Here is a look at the two productions:
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2009 season runs until Nov. 1, featuring Macbeth; West Side Story; Cyrano de Bergerac; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Importance of Being Earnest; Julius Caesar; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Three Sisters; Bartholomew Fair; Ever Yours, Oscar; Phèdre; The Trespassers; Rice Boy and Zastrozzi. For tickets call the box office at (800) 567-1600 or visit www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com.