Alan Ball

Artistic Associate

King Lear: Gloucester

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Clowns

Cyrano de Bergerac: Ragueneau


This summer marks 50 years on stage for Alan, and he’s pleased to have spent the last nine summers at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival. The only actor to have appeared in every one of the last 27 productions, favorite roles include Caliban in The Tempest, Falstaff in Henry IV, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wilde Award Nominee - Best Shakespearean Performance,) Polonius and the Gravedigger in Hamlet, Feste in Twelfth Night (Wilde Award Nominee - Best Shakespearean Performance,) and the title character in Tartuffe. 


Favorite roles elsewhere include Matt Friedman in Talley’s Folly, John Adams in 1776, Eddie in Conversations with My Father (Free Press Award - Best Actor,) Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Morris in No Way to Treat a Lady (Wilde Award - Best Actor in a Musical.)


Off stage, Alan enjoys photography - check out his book in the lobby! - and travel; so far, he has been to all 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and some 30 countries around the world. 


Alan is grateful for all the love and support he has received from his family, Jan and Rob, and Joan. He is also genuinely grateful for audiences like tonight’s, who enjoy and support live theatre.