BRIAN SHEPPARDSAG-AFTRA / AEA
About BrianSAG-AFTRA / AEA
Celebrated in the Classical acting world, Brian Sheppard is currently cultivating his Shakespearean talents at Tennessee Shakespeare Co. (TSC). His roles there includeLavatch in All’s Well That Ends Well, Berowne, Richard II, John Ford, Titus Lartius, Dromio of Syracuse, Don Jon in 400: The Shakespeare Feast.His dramatic intensity and range have brought him success as the title role in Hamlet, Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (TSC), Dorante in The Liar (Centenary Stage Co.), Caliban in The Tempest (PTDT in New York), and Jason in Rabbit Hole (NIU).
Brian’s residency in Memphis follows his starring in “Beautiful Something,” which played to sold out audiences in San Francisco, Chicago, L.A., Philadelphia, and Tampa. Brian won Best Actor at the Chicago LGBT Film Fest.
Brian earned his BA in Theatre at Butler University and an MFA in acting at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he taught fight choreography and speech/dialect with professors. After attending Moscow Theatre School, he performed in master classes led by several master teachers, including Neil Freeman, Anne Bogart, and Kristen Linklater. In 2011, inspired by his love of the Bard, Brian cofounded Plimouth Players, an all-male Shakespeare company.
As an avid fly fisherman for 20 years, Brian teaches fly tying and guides fly fishermen on rivers in New York. He shared his culinary art skills in his self-published cookbook, Dinner for Two.
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Hair: Brown Eyes: Green Height: 5’6”