Peter Van Norden
Next up: as Neils Bohr in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen at The Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. Most recently: As Don Reyo in Serrano, the Musical (Matrix Theatre), as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Flim Flam (Malibu Playhouse), as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (L.A. Shakespeare Center), as William Randolph Hearst in the musical W.R. and Daisy (Annenberg Center/Grand Performances), The Liar (ANTAEUS where he is a long-time member), as Willie Clark in The Sunshine Boys (Arizona Theatre Company), as Henry Kissinger in Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers (L.A. Theatre Works, New York Theatre Workshop and China tour), as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (San Diego Rep.). As The Wasps and Tug of War at the Getty Villa, as Inspector Truscott in Loot (Backstage West Garland Award, Best Actor), as Mr. Mister in The Cradle Will Rock, as John Barrymore in Mr. Shaw Goes To
Hollywood at The Blank Theatre, and as Eliot Rosewater in God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (at The Matrix). In his native NYC: Little Johnny Jones (with Donny Osmond), Hamlet (with both Kevin Kline and Sam Waterston), Jungle of Cities (with Al Pacino), Henry
V (with Meryl Streep), and Saint Joan (with the late, great Lynn Redgrave). Included among his dozens of film and TV roles are leads opposite Oscar winner Jodie Foster in The Accused, as Steve Guttenberg’s inept partner in Police Academy 2, as Ralph
Brentner in the Stephen King mini-series, The Stand, and as one of the leads in the recently completed feature West Virginia Stories (to be released in late 2015).