Edward Gero has been a working actor since 1977, having played at theatres across the country from New York to Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida, and Washington, DC. Primarily known for his work with Shakespeare in Washington, DC since 1983, Gero has performed in motion pictures, television, and has narrated for Discovery Channel. He is a professor of theater for George Mason University’s School of Theater. He is honored to be a sixteen-time nominee and four-time recipient of the prestigious Helen Hayes Award, a nominee of the Joseph Jefferson Award, recipient of the OSS Congressional Gold Medal, and recipient of The English Speaking Union Award for Excellence in the Spoken Word. In 2015, he was named a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at Ten Chimneys.
What CRITICS HAVE SAID
Edward Gero’s Falstaff is the perfect foil – he’s boisterous and entertaining, perfectly captur[ing] Falstaff’s charisma; [and] the subtle tenderness he shows for Hal; under the bombast, Gero conveys a deep affection, and it is that bond that serves as a focal point for the show.– Broadway World
Scalia [is] portrayed with terrific verve and snappy humor by Edward Gero…a terrific role for Mr. Gero.– The New York Times
[As Mark Rothko] Gero, in owlish glasses and unsmiling demeanor, is the resonant embodiment of an un-– The Washington Post
artist with an overdeveloped sense of grievance.
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