Jonathan Smoots

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Jonathan Smoots

Jonathan is a charter member of APT. He first played Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (and Lucius in Titus Andronicus) in the theater’s inaugural season in 1980. Over the intervening 37 years (!) he has returned for 27 seasons playing a wide variety of roles from Mercutio to Macbeth; from Bottom to Friar Lawrence, and many terrific 19th and 20th century characters, from Sir Harcourt Courtly (London Assurance) to Joe Keller (All My Sons). Last season he had the honor to play King Lear in Bill Brown’s contemporary telling of Shakespeare’s genius story. He has acted with nearly all of the theaters in Milwaukee, notably at the Milwaukee Rep, Next Act and Chamber Theater, and has directed dozens of professional and university productions. He is married to the multi-talented Laura Gordon and is the human companion of Toby (a gorgeous golden retriever).

Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers