Renowned Actor Lends His Broadway Experience with UA Students

University Communications
Dec. 5, 2013

Hank Stratton, a renowned actor and guest director, has brought his experience from Broadway to the University of Arizona School of Theatre Film and Television.

Students from the nonprofit, theatrical training company Arizona Repertory Theatre worked alongside Stratton in directing their UA theatre production "The Man Who Came to Dinner," which continues at the Marroney Theater, 1025 N. Olive Rdoad, through Dec. 8. 

Stratton, a seasoned professional, acted alongside Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Harris and others in the Broadway revival of the play in 2000. The production was aired on television and released on DVD.

Because of his work in Broadway, Stratton has met some of the most extraordinary people. Along with his many appearances in Broadway performances, Stratton has a list of television show credentials, including "The Closer," "Frasier," "Desperate Housewives" and "NYPD Blue." He has also worked under Oscar winning directors Same Mendes and Rob Marshall in national tours of "Cabaret." Also, Stratton played the role of Werner Heisenberg in the Tony Award-winning production of "Copenhagen."

Stratton's experience in theatre Broadway will provide students with thorough knowledge of theatrical education. 

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