Height: 6'0"

Weight: 205

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Len@LenShaffer.com

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Dark Brown (gray temples)

* photos in gallery | † sound/ video clips in audio/ video | world premiere | ¡ Dean Goodman Choice Award for Outstanding Production, 2002.
Stage
Musicals
* † ‡ Are We Almost There? Various (two-year run) Morris Bobrow Jean Shelton Theater
They're Playing Our Song Vernon (also co-produced) Molly Peters California Theatre Arts
* ¡ Jesus Christ Superstar Apostle, Security Council Michael Grice Pacific Alliance Stage Co.
* West Side Story Tony Terry Rucker Hayward Little Theatre
(now Douglas Morrisson Theatre)
* Joseph and … Dreamcoat Zebulun; Baker John Staniunas Willows Theater
* Oklahoma! Curly Margaret Gudmundsson First Unit Players
* South Pacific Dance Chorus James Dunn Mountain Play
* L'il Abner Abner David Feinberg Arts Alive! Showcase
* Side by Side by Sondheim Narrator Lois Grandi Playhouse West
Musical Genius John Crumbe (lead) Anne Doherty Not Quite Opera
Oh, Kay! Ensemble / Vocal Assistant Hector Correa Pacific Alliance Stage Co.
Ragtime Ensemble Brooke Knight Broadway by the Bay
* A Time For Courage Ensemble Madeline Abel-Kerns West Coast Broadway Prods.
A Shirtwaist Tale Yitzock Madeline Pabis Anniversary Productions
* Gridlock! Various Morris Bobrow Hillbarn Theatre
My Stars Archibald Jean Stein Rasputin Theatre Co.
Non-Musicals
* Cheaper by the Dozen Dad Bharbara Foxcroft California Theatre Arts
The Frog Prince (David Mamet) Prince Stacey Ardelean Dublin Theatre Co.
Merry Wives of Windsor Page; Bardolph John Ribovich Calaveras Repertory Theatre
Elbert Hubbard's Scrapbook 13 different characters John Ribovich Calaveras Repertory Theatre
Inherit the Wind Brady Craig Cummins Pacifica Spindrift Players
Same Time, Next Year George Rolf Tutschek Watergate Theater
To Grandmother's House We Go Paul Rolf Tutschek Watergate Theatre
(My Day With) Cinderella Big Dave, Bob, Manager Lecie Williams Red Rocket Theatre
The Aftermath of War 6 different characters John Wilk City College of S.F.
Children's
* The Mr. Funnelhead Show Various (ongoing) Matt Bolender Contra Costa Clean Water Program

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Film
* Cult (NY Int'l Film Festival) Supporting Hari Mahesh Smera Productions
Fred's Lot Lead Andy Chitcharuek Lefkin Productions
The Clock Strikes Twice Lead Brian Wilson B&W Films
The True Couples Dance Lead Jim Colson Colson Productions
The Last Innocent Summer Featured Randall Cochran Ran Cochran Prods.
Submarine Featured Nick Millard I.R.M.I. Films

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Related Experience
* † The Starry Knights A Cappella Doo-Wop Assistant Director; Member
* † Invazion; ... OCD Rock Bands Vocals; Keyboards; Songwriting
Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers Professional Caroling Group Member
Sports Snapshot! Nationally Syndicated Trivia Show Contestant (Winner)
Audio Reader Radio for Blind and Disabled Announcer; Reader
Feet First Eventertainment Event Entertainment DJ
Celebration Pacifica Spindrift Players Music Director; Piano
Annie Get Your Gun (Children's) CTA Summer Conservatory Music Director; Acting/Music Teacher
Charlotte's Web (Children's) Dublin Theatre Co. After-School Program Acting Teacher; Director
Jayhawk Singers University of Kansas Show Choir Executive Director; Music Director; Member

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Training

Acting:                     

American Conservatory Theatre's Summer Training Congress; Jean Shelton Acting School;
Richard Seyd; Robert Weinapple; Josh Finkel; Ed Hooks; Rachael Steinberg (Meisner)
Dialects:                   Kimberly Mohne  

Improvisation:           

Marcia Kimmell; Tim Orr; Nan Crawford; Laura Labiak; Improv Works
Film/Commercial:      Ed Hooks; Molli Benson; Dorothy Desrosiers; B.A. in Radio, TV, Film, University of Kansas
Singing:                   Richard Nickol; Essence; Madeline Abel-Kerns
Cabaret Performance: Karen Mason, Faith Winthrop; Ellie Ellsworth
Piano/Songwriting:     Bonnie Hayes; Jim Rousey; Michael Smolens

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Skills 
  • Barinor (A-B)
  • Piano/Keyboards
  • Songwriting/Arranging
  • Basic Juggling
  • Dialects (Southern; Standard British; Irish; Russian; Brooklyn)
  • Sportscasting
  • Double-Jointed Pinkies (can bend right one back to wrist)

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