Emeritus of Drama at the University
of California, Irvine. Founding member of the Long Wharf
Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut; extensive stage career includes major roles
with American Conservatory Theatre and Magic Theatre (San Francisco), Globe
Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego), Mark Taper Forum and Los Angeles
Theatre Center, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (six seasons), Pennsylvania
Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean
Festival and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, along with hundreds of roles
in film, television, radio, and voice-over. "Best Leading Actor"
(King Lear) Orange
County Register, 1989.
"Best Director" (Mastergate) Los Angeles Times, 1991. OC Weekly Award (SubUrbia)
as master teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. A forty-year career as voice,
speech and dialect teacher and voice director for professional theatre;
conducts workshops and lectures on voice and speech for actors and voice
teachers worldwide; published articles in journals and in the books, The
Vocal Vision and Standard Speech. 1993-1997: Editor-in-Chief,
Voice & Speech Review 2011; artistic staff of South Coast Repertory as
resident voice and dialect consultant. 1996-1999: board of directors of VASTA
(Voice and Speech Trainers Association); member of Actors' Equity, SAG,
AFTRA, ATHE, VASTA, ADS, IPA.