Pete Simpson originated the role of Justin Garrick in Tina Satter/Half Straddle’s IS THIS A ROOM at the Kitchen in January of this year. The production marks Simpson’s return to Half Straddle since 2013’s AWAY UNIFORM, as well as his return to The Vineyard since premiering Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN. Simpson most recently appeared as Tom Buchanan in Elevator Repair Service’s multiple-awarded production of GATZ at the Skirball Center (and in international tours). Additional NYC theater credits include: Angelo in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Public Theater/ERS); Drew in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Public Theater); Mike Campbell in THE SELECT/THE SUN ALSO RISES (New York Theater Workshop); Lunch in TINCAT SHOES (Clubbed Thumb); Edmund in LEAR (Soho Rep). Pete celebrates 23-years and over 5,000 performances of the titular Blue character in NYC’s long running hit, BLUE MAN GROUP (for which he also has served as writer, trainer and director). REGIONAL: Denver Center Theatre Company: A DYBBUK, TWELFTH NIGHT; Williamstown Theater Festival: BILLINGS, THE BLUE DEMON; Westport Country Playhouse: TURANDOT (dir. Darko Tresnjak); New York Stage and Film: THE PETERSONS PROJECT (co-creator). FILM: the upcoming Noah Baumbach feature, Marriage Story; Morning Glory; Lincoln in Bardo; Stefan. TELEVISION: “Gotham,” “Law and Order,” “The Tonight Show,” “Conan O’Brien.” Simpson is the winner of a 2017 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

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