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THEATRE

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REVIEWS

"The experimental community theater troupe Beyond the Proscenium Productions presented the North American premiere of [Sulayman] Al-Bassam's thought-provoking...play, "Al-Hamlet Summit." Blair Leatherwood's electric Claudius raises hair on one's neck in every scene he's in. Kim Brauer's lusty Gertrude matches Leatherwood in intensity, and the pair's scenes are the production's most intriguing moments."

— Marcus Crowder, Sacramento Bee

"...Elly award-winning actor Blair Leatherwood stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. With a loud "Bah! Humbug!" and an equally loud nightcap, Leatherwood delivers a solid performance. The actor won an Elly award for his performance in The Lisbon Traviata for Lambda Players; he recently portrayed Prospero in The Tempest for the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival...Synergy Stage's offering will be a delight for audiences of every age and who may want a holiday classic told with a twist and dose of fun.."
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— Matthew Burlingame-Couk, Sacramento News & Review

"When Prospero says, "We are such stuff as dreams are made on," he describes well the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival's production of The Tempest...With authority, magic and Leatherwood's excellent delivery, Prospero rules his small realm of Spirits and a misanthropic creature called Caliban. "

— Patricia Beach Smith, Sacramento Bee

"...The first character to speak is Freddie Filmore, the first of more than a dozen characters the well known Sacramento actor Blair Leatherwood deftly juggles..."
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— Bill Burgua, Sacramento Press

"Blair Leatherwood is riveting as Keller [in River Stage's production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons], a man at war with himself — torn by what he appears to be and what he knows himself to be."

— Jim Carnes, Sacramento Bee

Fiddler on the Roof
Sacramento Music Circus

"As Jon Robin Baitz's mortifying Three Hotels opens, a corporate executive is gearing up to fire his entire staff, an action that he likens to "cutting away the dead wood of the gruesome past." And what a gruesome past it is. The executive, Kenneth Hoyle (Blair Leatherwood in a powerhouse performance), is protecting his own lucrative career as head of marketing of powdered baby formula in third-world countries, countries whose mothers Hoyle has hoodwinked into believing that his company's baby formula is superior to mother's milk — only to have legions of babies die horrifically because many of the mothers couldn't read the instructions or had no access to clean water...Leatherwood and Ahders...both give moving performances in this timely production."

— Dana MacMillan, Sacramento News and Review

"[In Vista Players at the Actor's Theater of Sacramento's production of Three Hotels], Kenneth Hoyle (Blair Leatherwood) is a drowning man, figuratively submerged in the spiritual poison of his multinational corporation's bottom line...Well acted by [Blair] Leatherwood...in one of many perfect moments from Leatherwood's quietly intense performance, he movingly relates receiving a reinforcing bit of humanity from an unexpected source...in what has to be called a tribute to the actors' passionate performances, [projected photographs used in the production] could just as easily have been omitted, since it's hard to take your eyes off them...Leatherwood keeps interest high throughout Part Three's coda."

— Barry Wisdom, backstage.com

"In the crucial roles of Macbeth and his wife [in the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival production] are mature actors, Blair Leatherwood and Christine Nicholson, whose conviction and speech are central to the success of the evening...Macbeth is a poet as well as a man of war...Leatherwood's force and clarity are good examples of how he plays the role. Later he also invests it with a sardonic and philosophical sense of humor."

— William Glackin, Sacramento Bee

"The Scrooge of [Delta King Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol Continued (the new humbug)] is Scrooge V., performed with an irresistible force by Blair Leatherwood...Leatherwood's presence jolts everything into its rightful place."

— Marcus Crowder, Sacramento Bee

"...In the center of it all is veteran actor Blair Leatherwood, playing a president who hears voices, which could be coming from outer space. Leatherwood is deliciously deranged [in Beyond the Proscenium's production of Richard Foreman's Symphony of Rats]..."
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— Jeff Hudson, Sacramento News & Review

"...the Duke, played with plenty of privilege by Blair Leatherwood...[is] torn between his concern for order and his desire to see his people treated fairly; that makes him less skeezy than he might have been, although he remains manipulative and entitled...This Measure for Measure is exactly the right sort of mixed bag: It tells us the truth about leadership..."
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— Kel Munger, Sacramento News & Review

"...Leatherwood's bumbling but lovable Agamemnon [in Theater Galatea's production of Put Out: An Adulterated Farce] quickly drives his secretary to a near-murderous mood as he splays his neediness every which-way..."
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— Kel Munger, Sacramento News & Review

"...Leatherwood [as dermatologist Larry in Synergy Stage's production of Closer]is most impressive as the most normal on the surface while the most damaged inside...."
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— Patti Roberts, Sacramento News & Review

"...[The Studio Theater production of Closer Than Ever] offers a quartet of highly talented singing actors — Paul Bawek, Debra Knowlton, Blair Leatherwood and Jacqueline Schultz — who deliver the songs with great charm...Leatherwood, who sings in the Sacramento Opera Chorus and has worked in about a zillion local musicals, gave the highly polished performance one has come to expect of him."

— Robert A. Masullo, Sacramento Bee

"Blair Leatherwood's forceful presence and commanding voice bring passion and power to his magnificent performance as the vengeful Antonio Salieri [in the Chautauqua Playhouse's production of Amadeus]."

— Joanne Burkett, Woodland Press-Tribune

"Perhaps [director Donna J.] Sparks, as well as the actors, can also be thanked for the amount of good, straightforward acting there is in the show — Blair Leatherwood, particularly, as Leonato, Hero's [Jessica Chastain] mild-mannered father..."

— William Glackin, Sacramento Bee

Symphony of Rats
Beyond the Proscenium Productions and Sacramento Theatre Experiment

 
 
 

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blair@blairleatherwood.com

Ht: 5'11" Wt: 190 lbs.
Hair/Eyes: Brown
Voice: Baritone/Tenor II
SAG-AFTRA status: must join

Representative Roles:

Much Ado About Nothing

Pride and Prejudice

New Jerusalem

Vinegar Tom

Fiddler on the Roof

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Measure for Measure

A Christmas Carol

The Importance of Being Earnest

All My Sons

A Few Good Men

Closer

Arcadia

Macbeth

The Tempest

Three Hotels

Educating Rita

Amadeus

The Lisbon Traviata

Leonato

Sir William/Mr. Gardiner

Gaspar ben Israel

Jack

Rabbi

Freddie Filmore

Duke Vincentio

Various

Chasuble

Joe Keller

Lt. Col. Jessep

Larry

Bernard

Macbeth

Prospero

Ken

Frank

Salieri

Mendy

Livermore Shakes

Sacramento Theatre Company

Big Idea Theatre

KOLTRun Creations

Sacramento Music Circus

Capital Stage

Big Idea Theatre

Sacramento Theater Company

Sacramento Theater Company

Riverstage

City Theatre

Synergy Stage

Vista Players

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Vista Players

Main Street Theater Works

Chautauqua Playhouse

Lambda Players

 

Training/Education:

BA, Drama, CSUS
MFA, Acting, Brandeis University

 

Skills:

Sports: BOWLING, SOFTBALL, YOGA. Dialects: BRITISH ISLES (ENGLISH, SCOTS, IRISH), NORWEGIAN/SWEDISH, AMERICAN SOUTHERN/MIDWEST. Stage Combat: SWORDS, RAPIER, HAND-TO-HAND. Voice: BARITONE/TENOR II. Industry: TELEPROMPTER, AUDIO PROMPTER.

 

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Capital Stage

Wonder of the World
Big Idea Theatre

 

Symphony of Rats, Beyond the Proscenium Productions and Sacramento Theatre Experiment (1:46 clip).


 

Symphony of Rats, Beyond the Proscenium Productions and Sacramento Theatre Experiment (4:41 clip).