List of famous theater personalities with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Setting up a theatrical play involves weeks, or even months of hard work and coordination among the various professionals involved in the production of the play. A stage play is not just about the actors—though their roles should never be undermined—it is also about the other parties who put in tremendous amounts of work backstage to bring out the desired effects of the play. Highly creative teams of professionals collaborate to convert a vision into a stage production that is presented to the audience. Theater personnel include art directions, action directors, choreographers, and music directors in addition to set designers, costume designer and the stage crew. The theatrical performers are known as stage actors, and the art of acting on stage is different from acting in a film owing to the innate differences between films and stage. Stage performers need to have a more prominent voice, and have to deliver their performances forcefully in order to make an impact on the audience. Further they need to be more creative and confident in performing in front of a live audience. Read on to learn more about your favorite theater personalities through this collection of biographies which include timelines, information on their professional lives and some trivia.

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

Yul Brynner Yul Brynner
American, Russian

Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
American

Peter Seamus O'Toole Peter O'Toole
Irish, British
Michael Gambon Michael Gambon
Irish, British

Sasha Alexander Sasha Alexander
American, Serbian

Alice Eve Alice Eve
British

Maggie Siff Maggie Siff
American

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Lee Pace Lee Pace
American

Bob Hope Bob Hope
American

Vic Morrow Vic Morrow
American

John Astin John Astin
American

Brian Keith Brian Keith
American

Cara Buono Cara Buono
American

Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch
American

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
American

Mark Addy Mark Addy
British
Cress Williams Cress Williams
German, American

Will Geer Will Geer
American
Iain Glen Iain Glen
British

Steve Kazee Steve Kazee
American

Jake Lacy Jake Lacy
American

Ethan Embry Ethan Embry
American

George Raft George Raft
American

Elia Kazan Elia Kazan
Greek, Turkish, American

Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña
Cuban, American

Michael Ansara Michael Ansara
Syrian, American