Richard Marlatt as Abraham Lincoln
Richard Marlatt was "Jules" in Sunday in the Park with George, starring with Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald at The Ravinia Festival. He also played "Tateh" in Light Opera Works' critically acclaimed Ragtime, "The Chairman" in The Mystery of Edwin Drood with Noble Fool, and the prophet "Eric Janson" in the After Dark Award-winning The Prophet of Bishop Hill at Chicago Dramatists, where he is an Associate Artist.
Marlatt was in the Joseph Jefferson Award winning production of 1776 at Drury Lane, and has played many of George Bernard Shaw's leading men for Shaw Chicago, and worked with: Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Provision Theatre, First Folio Shakespeare Festival, and the Tony Award winning Goodman Theatre.
Regionally, he has appeared in numerous productions with The Human Race Theatre Company, including portrayals of "Richard Hannay" in The 39 Steps, "Tito" in Lend Me a Tenor, "Versati" in The Underpants, and "David O. Selznick" in Moonlight and Magnolias. He's worked on many plays with Meadow Brook Theatre, appearing as "Sherlock Holmes" in Sherlock Holmes, The Final Adventure, and "Henry Ribolow" in Syncopation.
Marlatt has toured coast-to-coast, and worked with numerous theatre companies including: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Peninsula Players, Boarshead Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, and Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, among many others. He was "Claudius" and "The Ghost" in Hamlet with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and "Torvald" in Madison Repertory's A Doll's House. At Nebraska Repertory Theatre he's played "Morgan" in The Drawer Boy, "Midas" in Metamorphoses, and "Victor Fleming" in Moonlight and Magnolias. He's also been "Hamlet", "Scrooge", and "Count Dracula", as well as "Falstaff" in The Merry Wives of Windsor, "Don Quixote / Cervantes" in Man of La Mancha, and "Harold Hill" in The Music Man.
As a director, Marlatt's work has been critically acclaimed for productions of Albee's Seascape, The Runner Stumbles by Milan Stitt, Hello Out There by William Saroyan, his own adaptation for the stage of J.D. Salinger's For Esme With Love and Squalor, Sartre's No Exit, and Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, among other plays.