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About EG

Edward Gero, an American actor, most noted for his stage work, is a four-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and sixteen-time Helen Hayes Nominee. He just completed a run at Arena Stage as Ben Hubbard in "The Little Foxes." He has appeared as Mark Rothko in "RED" at Goodman Theater in Chicago and Arena Stage, and as Gloucester in "King Lear" with Stacy Keach at Goodman and the Shakespeare Theatre, both directed by Robert Falls. Other regional credits include Nixon in "Nixon's Nixon," Salieri in "Amadeus" at Roundhouse Theater, Sweeney in "Sweeney Todd" at Signature Theatre, Donny in "American Buffalo" at Studio Theatre, and for the last six years, Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at Washington's historic Ford's Theatre. In 31 seasons In Washington, he has played 75 Shakespearean roles at STC including Hotspur in "Henry IV" (Helen Hayes Award), Bolingbroke in "Richard II" (Helen Hayes Award) and Macduff in "Macbeth"(Helen Hayes Award). Film and television credits include House of Cards, Turn: Washington's Spies, Die Hard II, Striking Distance, and narrations for The Discovery Channel and PBS. He is an Associate Professor of Theater and Head of the Performance Area for the School of Theater at George Mason University, and instructor for the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University Mr. Gero was featured on the cover of The Washington Post Magazine and profiled in the January 2011 American Theater Magazine.

RED: PBS News Hour: An interview with Jeffrey Brown


I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jeffrey Brown on the News Hour on PBS. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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More RED INK: Press for RED in DC


Press notices and reviews for Arena Stage opening of RED in DC may be found by clicking link below: MORE RED INK  

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RED: Ink. The Washington Post reviews RED at Arena Stage


THEATER REVIEW The hues blend evocatively in Arena Stage’s ‘Red’ By Peter Marks, Published: January 29 For all its highfalutin discourse — on abstract expressionism, Dionysus vs. Apollo, the pernicious advance of pop art — the most engrossing moment of Arena Stage’s immensely … Continue reading

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RED: Rehearsal and Previews at Arena Stage – The Hand-off of the Baton


Finally, the day arrived when Patrick Andrews and Joe Drummond, production stage manager of RED at the Goodman made it into National Airport to get back to the play.  Two nights before our first rehearsal. That same evening,  the incredible … Continue reading

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RED comes to DC: National Gallery Installs Seagrams Murals for RED


It is so exciting to be coming back to the play after the two month break since closing it in Chicago the end of October. Although the time was filled with holidays and a run of “A Christmas Carol” at … Continue reading

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RED: The Run at The Goodman


It’s odd. I have been delaying writing about the run because I have had an incredible experience doing it, and as the time has flown by, I find myself knowing that this is actually the recap of the Chicago run … Continue reading

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RED: Opening Day and Night in Chicago and Beyond

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The magnitude, on every level of experience and meaning, of the task in which you have involved me, exceeds all my preconceptions. And it is teaching me to extend myself beyond what I thought was possible for me.     … Continue reading

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