James FitzGerald, has been a professional actor and teacher for more than 25 years. He’s taught Shakespeare and period styles, voice and speech, stage combat and stage movement at the graduate and undergraduate level here at Point Park University, and as a private coach in Shakespeare, audition technique, and acting. He is also a company member of PICT Classic Theatre here in Pittsburgh, where his credits include: Shylock in Merchant of Venice, Didi in Waiting for Godot, Fagin in Oliver Twist, Tiresieus in Oedipus, as well appearing in 25 other PICT productions.

He’s also performed at all the major theatres in Pittsburgh including Kinetic Theater, City Theatre, Quantum Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theater, Pittsburgh Opera Theatre, and The Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Regional credits include: Marriot’s Lincolnshire Theater, Chicago’s Second City, ETC, The Royal George, Apple Tree, among other Chicago venues including sixteen seasons with Chicago Shakespeare Theater. James has also appeared Off-Broadway and regionally at numerous theatres across America.

He’s the recipient of two Joseph Jefferson Awards including Best Supporting Actor, a Jeff Citation for Best Actor, and an OE Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was also named Performer of the Year 2016 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.