Herr Schultz

Steven Skybell

Steven Skybell most recently starred as ‘Henry Lehman’ in the first American production of The Lehman Trilogy, at Boston’s Huntington Theatre. He starred as ‘Tevye’ in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey from 2018-2023, for which he received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, as well as nominations from the Drama League, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk awards. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut appearing in an evening of Yiddish songs to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In September 2022 he made his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut appearing as ‘Tevye’ in Barrie Kosky’s celebrated English production of Fiddler on the Roof from the Komische Oper Berlin. His numerous Broadway credits include: the 2016 revival of Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar Wolf); Pal Joey; Wicked; The Full Monty; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Café Crown; Ah, Wilderness! His additional Off-Broadway credits include: The Lucky Star, Babette’s Feast, Antigone in New York (Obie Award). Other: Camelot (Helen Hayes nomination); Broken Glass, Caucasian Chalk Circle (both, Connecticut Critics Circle nominations);The Chosen. Television and film: “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “666 Park Avenue,” “Chicago P.D.,” Miracle of Miracles, Cradle Will Rock, Simply Irresistible, Arthur Miller’s Everybody Wins, many others. Shakespearean credits include the title role in Hamlet, Vanessa Redgrave’s Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen of Verona (all at the Public Theater), and Julie Taymor’s Titus Andronicus (Theatre for a New Audience). He has performed all over the world, including the Saito Kinen Festival in Tokyo, Japan and Shakespeare’s Globe in London, where he was one of two Americans chosen for the inaugural season, appearing in Henry V, and A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, which included a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II (as seen on PBS’ “Great Performances”). He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Yale College, a Certificate in Acting from the British American Drama Academy, Balliol College at Oxford, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Drama. He has taught acting at Yale Drama, Juilliard, Harvard, NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, Fordham, and the Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theater.