About Jack Stehlin
NEW YORK STAGE
Jack played Stanley on Broadway in Brighton Beach Memoirs directed by Gene Saks. Off-Broadway, in New York, he directed and played Macbeth at (C.S.C.) the Classic Stage Company. At the New York Shakespeare Festival, he played Mowbray in Steven Berkoff’s production of Richard II, The Dauphin in Henry V with Kevin Kline (directed by Wilford Leach), and played Count De Bernis opposite Ethan Hawke in Casanova by Constance Congdon, directed by Michael Greif, played Sir Richard Vernon opposite Mandy Patinkin in Henry IV, I directed by Des McAnuff, Julius Caesar with Al Pacino and Martin Sheen, Alcibiades in Timon of Athens directed by Brian Kulick, Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet directed by Les Waters. Mr. Stehlin appeared previously at CSC in Phaedra Brittanica, Don Juan and The Learned Ladies (all directed by Carey Perloff). At Primary Stages, Mr. Stehlin created the role of Bobby in Matthew Witten’s Washington Square Moves, a play he previously read at the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, of which he is an actor member.
Inheriting the circus performer work ethic, Jack founded his theatre company Circus Theatricals (now called The New American Theatre) in 1983. The company’s first performance was Chekov’s Uncle Vanya in which he starred opposite Kevin Spacey and Tom Hewitt. Now based out of Los Angeles, The New American Theatre continues to thrive, producing classic and new plays to critical acclaim. Jack runs the company with his wife and partner Jeannine, an actress/producer he met in 1995. Together, they have produced more than 100 plays in NYC and Los Angeles, including Creditors, More Lies About Jerzy (written by Davey Holmes, directed by David Trainer) Harm's Way, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Circle, and The Job, and so many more. Other notable artists in the New American Theatre include actor Alfred Molina, Jil Gascoine, director David Trainer and actors Robert Cicchini and Jordan Lund, among others.
Regional and International
A former member of the American Repertory Theater, Mr. Stehlin played Apollo in Robert Wilson’s Alcestis, which was also featured in the Festival D’Automne in Paris; Truffaldino in Andre Serban’sThe King Stag, which also played the Venice Bienale; JoAnne Akalitis’ The Balcony; Robert Brustein’sSix Characters; and created the role of Bobby Nobis in William Hauptman’s Gillette, directed by David Wheeler. At Hartford Stage, Mr. Stehlin played Sam Draycott in the American premiere ofHidden Laughter by Simon Grey, directed by Mark Lamos.
With John Houseman's The Acting Company, Jack played Damis in Tartuffe (directed by Brian Murray), Orsino in Twelfth Night (directed by Michael Langham), and Cleon in Pericles (directed by Toby Robertson).
Other regional credits include Philadelphia Drama Guild, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Missouri Rep, and Stamford Center of the Arts (again with Al Pacino in Salome).