About the Artist

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.


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-
artist with an overdeveloped sense of grievance.

– The Washington Post

Profiled in American Theatre Magazine
Cover profile in The Washington Post Magazine


Nominated for Best Performance in a Principle Role for
The Originalist.
Received the OSS Congressional Gold Medal
for narrating
Operation Overlord.

Recipient of four Helen Hayes Awards,
and a sixteen time nominee.

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