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.

Alice Eve Alice Eve
British

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong'o
Kenyan, Mexican

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

Bob Hope Bob Hope
American

Jane Lynch (Jane Marie Lynch) Jane Lynch
American

Maggie Siff Maggie Siff
American

Steve Kazee Steve Kazee
American
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Sasha Alexander Sasha Alexander
American, Serbian

Lee Pace Lee Pace
American

Brian Keith Brian Keith
American

Vic Morrow Vic Morrow
American

Bob Fosse Bob Fosse
American

John Astin John Astin
American

Cara Buono Cara Buono
American

Anne Baxter Anne Baxter
American

Jason Ralph Jason Ralph
American
Gig Young Gig Young
American

Ethan Embry Ethan Embry
American

Jake Lacy Jake Lacy
American

Judd Hirsch Judd Hirsch
American

Elia Kazan Elia Kazan
Greek, Turkish, American

Paul Sparks Paul Sparks
American

Michelle Fairley Michelle Fairley
British, Northern Irish

Iain Glen Iain Glen
British
Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña
Cuban, American

Cress Williams Cress Williams
German, American

Ben Feldman Ben Feldman
American

Mark Addy Mark Addy
British
Will Geer Will Geer
American

Glynis Johns Glynis Johns
South African
Gwen Verdon Gwen Verdon
American