Alan Altschuler

Bio & Resume

Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA

Height: 6'4"

Hair: Silver     Eyes: Brown

I’m a born and bred New Yorker, but have traveled all over the globe, often with my wife, Donna, and my now grown children, Sari and Daniel. It’s been a number of years now since I decided to move on from my successful career in finance to pursue my passion for acting full-time.

I’ve played all sorts of roles: doctors, psychologists, judges, priests, kings, gods, detectives, a jury foreperson, CEOs, fathers, an outlaw, a porter, and a president of a synagogue. Yes, mostly authority figures, but I love playing roles that are not my “type”. I’ve played many iconic roles: Oberon, the fairy king in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”; the loquacious Polonius in “Hamlet”; Baylor, the bull-headed father in Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind”; Helge, the patriarch in “Festen”; Pastor Manders in Ibsen’s “Ghosts”; Serebryakov in Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya”; Dr. Dorn in Chekhov’s “The Seagull”; Reverend Gardner in Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”; Botard in Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros”; and a trio of comedic roles in Bill Svancoe’s “Pants on Fire.”

I was part of the founding of the acclaimed Bedlam Theatre Company and am now both a company member and a member of its board of directors. Mostly recently, I performed in two hit off-Broadway Bedlam Francis Nurse in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and as Jellaby in Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia.” In addition, as part of Bedlam’s Man Solo Festival, I played the lead character, Rick, in a one-act play I developed called “Bigfoot Stole My Wife”, which I adapted from eight short stories by the award-winning author, Ron Carlson. The solo show version of “Bigfoot…” premiered and played to sellout crowds at the United Solo Festival on Theatre Row and again at the ONE Festival in NYC.

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