Next: Polonius in “Hamlet” for Shakespeare@ in Jersey City!

I’m thrilled to announce my next project: I’ll be playing my first Polonius in Hamlet for the inaugural production of new professional company Shakespeare@ in Jersey City, NJ. Hamlet will be played by Irish actor Jonathan Forbes (Amazon’s Catastrophe). My two children, Laertes and Ophelia, will be played by Aria Shaghasemi (CW’s Legacies) and Eden […]

Making DC Comics History on Gotham

Tonight (2/28/19) in Episode 508 of Gotham on Fox, I’m back. And I’m not alone. I’m also making a bit of DC Comics history. Tonight I become the first live-action performer ever to portray classic DC Comics villains The Ventriloquist and Scarface. And in case you’re wondering: yes, I do have some ventriloquism skills; I […]

Adorable New Gotham Mr. Penn Fan Art

I love all the wonderful Gotham fan art that continues to come in for my character of Mr. Penn. I am thrilled he touched a chord with so many people around the world. I will certainly miss playing him. I especially love seeing the variety of styles our talented fans employ in their renderings of […]

Wonderful new fan art of Gotham’s Mr. Penn!

I have been so bowled over by the kindness and generous spirit of Gotham fans. And I continue to be humbled and delighted by their talent, as well. Have a look at this wonderful new rendering of my Mr. Penn character. It’s by Ana Godinho, and you can see more of her wonderful work here. […]

Private Performance of Work-in-Progress Immersive Musical “Whisper Darkly”

Even while Gotham shooting was wrapping up, another cool project appeared.  I was delighted when my beloved director buddy DJ Salisbury (who directed me in The Mystery of Edwin Drood last January) asked me to take part in a private staged reading of the new, immersive musical “cocktail” he’s creating with composer Andrew Gerle.  It’s called Whisper Darkly, and […]

My First Video Game Role is in Red Dead Redemption II!

Another fun (and top secret) project that came out at last in autumn of 2018 was the massive hit video game Red Dead Redemption II. I had great fun in my one day of motion-capture shooting; it’s such a fascinating process, and I can’t wait to do more! I only appear briefly in one segment as […]

Fun TV Comedy Pilot “The Genius”

While my incredible experience with Gotham may have taken up a lot of psychic space in 2018, I did fit in a few other fun projects before the year ended. One such project last autumn was a short TV comedy pilot called The Genius.  I played Carlton McGibbons, the wealthy, well-meaning, and remarkably naive head of a […]

The Epic Season 5 Premiere of Gotham Will Blow Your Mind

When the Fox network made the decision to order only 10 episodes of Gotham instead of the expected full 22-episode season, and when they further announced this would be the show’s final season, I was heartbroken, along with Gotham fans around the world.  I knew the producers and writers had planned all along for seven full […]

Writing the Rockies 2018 Opera Workshop Was a Huge Success

In 2017, as part of the superb Writing the Rockies conference, I directed a staged reading of Act I of the new opera-in-progress Lottie Silks by librettist Enid Holden and composer Justus (Jay) Parrotta. This year, I worked extensively with Enid on revisions to the libretto for Act II, to deepen the characterizations, simplify the storytelling, […]