Kevin Theis (Henry Higgins)
Kevin returns to Oak Park Festival for a sixteenth time, his tenth as a performer. Favorite roles at OPFT include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, George in Of Mice and Men, Salieri in Amadeus, the title role in Richard III and Edward in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, for which he was nominated for a 2014 Joseph Jefferson Award for Principal Actor. Kevin has also performed with the Goodman Theatre, Next Theatre, Lifeline, Irish Theatre of Chicago (where he is an ensemble member) and CT20 Ensemble, where he served as Artistic Director. In addition to his acting, Kevin is also a director, having staged six shows for OPFT, another six at City Lit, four at Irish Theatre of Chicago and four at Lifeline Theatre, among others. He has been nominated for three Jeff Awards for his directing work and proudly shared the 2015 Best Ensemble Award with his castmates from Seanachai Theatre’s production of “The Seafarer.” OPFT will produce Kevin’s adaptation of Thomas Heywood’s “The Fair Maid of the West” next summer.