Edward Gero, a fourteen-time nominee and four time recipient of the prestigious  Helen Hayes Award for his work in Shakespeare, contemporary and musical theatre, has been teaching at George Mason University since 1991.   Offering a wide variety of courses from Beginning Acting to Characterization, Acting Shakespeare, Verse Speaking, Script Analysis, and many others, he continues his 30 year performance career throughout Washington stages and across the nation.

This year he completed a critically acclaimed production of John Logan’s Tony Award winning play RED, directed by Tony Award winning director, Robert Falls at The Goodman Theater in Chicago and Arena Stage in Washington. He wrote a blog “The Making of RED” to chronicle his process. He will be returning in the 2012 Washington Theater season as Scrooge in the acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theater. In 2011 he appeared in The Chosen by Chaim Potok at Arena Stage and Salieri in Amadeus at The Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD.

He has been a company member of the nationally known Shakespeare Theatre Company in downtown Washington since 1983, appearing in over 75 productions there. He was named an associate artist at Center Stage in Baltimore, MD   He appears at many others regional theaters including The Goodman Theater in Chicago, Ford’s Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Arena Stage, Olney Theatre Center, Theater J and George Mason's own Theatre of the First Amendment.   He can  also be heard narrating on The Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Nat Geo.

His  C.V., course offerings,  syllabi and other information are available here.

Associate Professor

Department of Theatre

George Mason University

Office PAB 407

Office Hours:

M 7-9 AM & 4-6 PM;
W 10:30- 12 PM

or by appointment

email: egero@gmu.edu


As Mark Rothko in RED
with Patrick Andrews Goodman Theater
Arena Stage
Robert Falls, Director


“The Making of RED”
View the Trailer of RED
View PBS Interview

Coming in 2012

Scrooge in 
A Christmas Carol 
at Ford’s Theatre

Drew Eshelman as Marley and  Edward Gero as Scrooge



 American Theater Profile:


The Washington Post Magazine Cover Story:




Profiled in American Theater Magazine

and on the cover of

The Washington Post Magazine