Mr. Talmadge (he, him, his) returns to San Francisco Playhouse after performing here in The Ride Down Mt. Morgan and Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge. Other Bay Area venues include: Cal Shakes, Z Below, Berkeley Rep, ACT, Theater Works, The Aurora, OTP, The Magic Theater, Santa Cruz Shakespeare. He has worked extensively in New York and regional theaters and was on Broadway in the world premiere of David Mamet’s, November. He played “The King” in the Tony Award winning production of the Broadway National Tour of The King and I and was seen as Scar in the Los Angeles production of The Lion King. Mr. Talmadge boasts extensive film and television credits, as well. Most recently he was a recurring character on the TV series, Manhattan. As a playwright, his play, The Gate Of Heaven, was awarded The Nakashima Peace Prize. It was the first live theater to be produced at The U.S. Holocaust Memorial and has been subsequently performed at The Old Globe Theater, Fords Theater, and The Annenberg Center, as well as various venues around the country. He is currently Professor of the Practice and Director of Theater Studies, Mills College at Northeastern University.