Paul Hecht made his debut as the Player in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (Tony nomination 1968).Other Broadway appearances include: Night & Day with Maggie Smith and Invention of Love. (Tom Stoppard), 1776 (original company), the Rothschilds, Shaw’s Caesar & Cleopatra and Pirandello’s Henry IV (both with Rex Harrison). Off Broadway: Harold Pinter’s Moonlight,(American Premiere) the title role in Pirandello’s Henry IV (Obie award 1990). Humble Boy at the Manhattan Theater Club, and also in the National Theatre of Great Britain tour. Around the country: Cyrano at the Guthrie (world premiere Antony Burgess translation). Marc Antony, (Julius Caesar & Antony and Cleopatra) American Shakespeare Festival, and in plays by Shaw, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Turgenev, Harwood, Kaufman-Ferber,, at the McCarter (Princeton), Canada’s Shaw festival, N.Y Shakespeare Festival, John Drew -East Hampton, Bay Street- Sag Harbor, and the Berkshire Theater Festival.
He has appeared in several episodes of Law and Order, and in films with Bette Davis, Chris Rock and Howard Stern.
He has appeared in many literary/musical programs: Selected Shorts (Symphony Space),Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (Stoppard-Previn) and Façade (Walton-Sitwell) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Histoire du Soldat conducted by Bob Kraft, the Vertical Repertory in Brooklyn, the Newberry Consort (Chicago),Rebel, the Allentown Symphony, Dryden players (Princeton), and with the early music ensemble Parthenia , a program of Donne and Shakespeare Sonnets. He has recorded dozens of books (www.recordedbooks.com), and reads to Pre-k children in Midwood Brooklyn as part of SAG/Aftra’s Bookpals program, which sends out professional actors to read in the schools across the country.
He served as the NY Branch President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1991- 1995 and is a graduate of the first class of the National Theatre School of Canada
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