Patrick Stewart most recently appeared on stage in Edward Bond’s Bingo at the Young Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre; and as Shylock in a 2011 RSC production of The Merchant of Venice, directed by Rupert Goold. His previous collaboration with Goold, in the title role of Macbeth, played Chichester, London, BAM and then Broadway, where he earned a Tony nomination.
This fall, Stewart returns to the New York stage starring opposite Sir Ian McKellen in repertoire productions of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which they first performed to critical acclaim on London’s West End in 2009. Under the direction of Sean Mathias, the plays will debut on Broadway later this year.
Stewart is an Honorary Associate Artist with the RSC, having appeared in over 60 productions including, most recently, a 2008 production of Hamlet, opposite David Tennant; and 2005 repertory productions of Antony and Cleopatra and The Tempest. In 1978, he won an Olivier Award for his performance in Peter Brook’s production of Antony and Cleopatra and was nominated for his role in The Merchant of Venice. He also appeared in the now legendary Peter Brook production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
On Broadway and West End stages, Patrick has appeared in A Life in the Theatre, The Master Builder, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, and The Tempest. For his acclaimed solo production of A Christmas Carol, Stewart played over 40 characters, garnering an Olivier, Drama Desk, and What’s on Stage Award.
Perhaps best known as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation, both on television and film, and as Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men films, Stewart has also enjoyed a successful film and television career, earning Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award nominations.
Screen appearances include King of Texas, Jeffrey, Dune, Excalibur, LA Story, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Conspiracy Theory, Extras (for which he earned an Emmy nomination), The Lion in Winter, I, Claudius, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. His vocal talents have been heard on The Simpsons, American Dad, and Family Guy, and as narrator of Seth MacFarlane’s hit comedy, Ted.
Stewart recently completed production on the Israeli film Hunting Elephants and the film adaptation of Stephen Belber’s Match and will soon reprise his role as Professor Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past.