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George Keating

George Keating is a longtime member of Actors’ Equity Association.  He appears frequently on Chicago’s many stages such as:  The Paramount, The Goodman, Northlight, The Marriott, Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare and Court.  He has toured stages throughout the U.S. and Europe and in 2007 received the inaugural Angela Lansbury Award for Best Supporting Actor at the International Mystery Writers’ Festival.  He starred as the Emcee of The Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway.  

George is the co-founder of Theatrebam Chicago and co-creator of the award-winning hit shows Schoolhouse Rock Live! and Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! (available for license through Music Theatre International). 

He was honored to train in kabuki theater with the great Shozo Sato, Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan, culminating in a production of the world premiere of Kabuki Lady Macbeth by Karen Sunde at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. 

For nearly 30 years, George has taught and directed plays at institutions throughout Chicagoland most notably teaching Voice & Movement for 13 seasons and directing 11 plays at The National High School Institute (Cherubs program) at Northwestern University. 

While studying at The Theatre School, George’s first casting assignment was Jazzmo, an improvised performance to live and recorded jazz music (co-directed by John Jenkins and Jim Ostholthoff).  Movement to Music, an acting technique unique to The Theatre School, continues to enrich his life and work as he shares this tradition with alumni and the current generation of actors.