Austin Pendleton Biography
At Writers Theatre: A Minister's Wife, Booth
Austin Pendleton returns to Writers Theatre where he wrote and appeared in Booth, directed by David Cromer, in a role originated in New York by Frank Langella. Pendleton also wrote Orson's Shadow and Uncle Bob. He is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and has acted there in The Sunset Limited, Valparasio, Uncle Vanya and Educating Rita, among other plays. He has directed sev- eral productions at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, such as Love Song, Franking and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Harvey, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Three Sisters, Loose Ends and Say Goodnight, Gracie. His recent New York directing credits include Uncle Vanya (Classic Stage Company), Michael Weller's Fifty Words (Manhattan Class Company) and Barbara Eda-Young's Lil-Lian Yuralis (La Mama). He has acted on and Off-Broadway and in many region- al theaters, as well as in about 100 movies and extensively on television, most recently in Law and Order. Pendleton is a veteran of musical the- ater, having originated the role of Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof. He teaches acting at HB Studio in New York, Act One Studios in Chicago and directing at the New School of Drama in New York.
[Bio as of August 2009]