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Congrats to Henry Award-winner Chris Kendall!

Q&A with Chris Kendall

Chris Kendall co-starred in our 2019 production of Tuesdays With Morrie, directed by Billie McBride. He won the 2020 Henry Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Morrie Schwartz. We caught up with him for a quick Q&A about acting career and role in the acclaimed production.

Why acting? What made you get into this profession?
Couldn’t help it. I’ve been a loud-mouth all my life.

Favorite role to date? Why?
The Poet in An Iliad. I got to tell the whole story of the Trojan War in 100 minutes and play about 13 characters.

What made you want to audition for this play?
[Director] Billie McBride. I’ve always admired her acting work, but never had the chance to work with her as a director.

How do you feel about portraying real people? Especially since so many folks are familiar with these two characters.
I play the character that I find in the script. The burden of accuracy (or invention) is on the playwright.

Favorite food? Why? 
Lobster. Because why not? Nothing is so delicious.

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Chris Kendall

Morrie

Chris Kendall is thrilled to be working again for Cherry Creek Theatre, having...

Chris Kendall is thrilled to be working again for Cherry Creek Theatre, having appeared in their inaugural production of The Unexpected Guest. This last summer he played Prospero in Telluride Theatre’s The Tempest. He won last year’s Henry Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for District Merchants at Miners Alley Playhouse. With Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, he appeared in Birds of North America, An Iliad, Outside Mullingar, Annapurna, and Hysteria. With Benchmark Theater, in 1984 and Smokefall. He has also worked with Denver Center Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Catamounts, Vintage Theatre, Listen Productions, The Edge, Feral Assembly, Screw Tooth, The Spark, and The Mercury Café. He won a 2010 Henry Award and an Ovation Award for A Picasso at Miners Alley, was awarded Best Season for an Actor 2015, by Westword’s Best of Denver, and last year received a True West award for An Iliad.

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