Michael Elich is pleased to be back at the Clarence Brown Theatre where he was previously seen as Mark Rothko in John Sipes’ production of RED. In 21 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mr. Elich has been seen in 47 productions in roles as varied as Claudius in Hamlet; Jaggers in Great Expectations; Feste and Orsino in Twelfth Night; The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance; King John in King John; (Directed by John Sipes) Harold Hill in The Music Man; Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew; (Directed by Kate Buckley) Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me; Thersites in Troilus and Cressada; Harry Van in Idiot’s Delight; Hotspur and Bardolph in Henry IV; and Moe Axelrod in Awake and Sing! In two seasons with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Mr. Elich was seen as Long John Silver in Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Treasure Island, along with Jaques in As You Like It; Burbage in Shakespeare in Love; The Duke of York in Henry VI; and Doctor Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Internationally he premiered David Edgar’s Continental Divide at London’s Barbican Theatre. A Juilliard graduate, Mr. Elich has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway and Regional Theaters including, The Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Syracuse Stage, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theatre Co, and the 30th anniversary production of Inherit the Wind with E. G. Marshall at The Papermill Playhouse. TV credits include One Life to Live and Ryan’s Hope. michaelelich.com