The Theatre School > About > Faculty & Staff > Performance > 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.
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).
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.
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
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.