James Behr

PERSONAL DATA:

• Age 49
• Brown Hair
• Blue Eyes
• 5’ 11”
• 165 lbs
• DOB: Nov. 6, 1959




ACTING EXPERIENCE:

Production: Role(s): Company:
The Bleacher Bums Herb Zigowski PM&L Theatre (in production)
Sly Fox Foxworth J. Sly PM&L Theatre
One Week Rex Waltzer TK Productions
Brigadoon Jeff Douglas PM&L Theatre
Teddie Dr. Weston V. Layne films (in production)
A Christmas Twist Mr. Bumble Lakeside Players
Twelve Angry Men Juror Eight PM&L Theatre
1776 Charles Thomson PM&L Theatre
The Express Extra Universal Pictures
Who’s Life is it Anyway (Female) John Kirk Players
Award Nomination: Best Performance by a Supporting Actor
Charley’s Aunt Stephen Spettigue PM&L Theatre
You Can’t Take it With You Grandpa (Martin Vanderhof) Round Lake Park District
Lily, the Felon’s Daughter Lord Montmorency Waukegan Community Players
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown Linus Waukegan Community Players
The Sisters Rosensweig Geoffrey PM&L Theatre
Award: Best Performance by a Major Supporting Actor
You Can’t Take it With You ‘J’-Man Kirk Players
Narnia Professor/Dwarf/Mr. Beaver Bowen Park Theatre Co.
Moon Over Buffalo Paul PM&L Theatre
The Snow King Sir Stewart Waukegan Community Players
Abingdon Square Juster College of Lake County
The Mousetrap Mr. Paravacini Round Lake Park District
Mary, Mary Bob McKellaway Waukegan Community Players
The Elves and Shoemaker Doctor Wellor Kirk Players
Parity1 Carl Hunt Waukegan Community Players
Twain Tales (Three parts)1 Samuel Clemens Bowen Park Theatre Co.
The Three Musketeers Lord deWinter College of Lake County
Lend Me a Tenor Max Waukegan Community Players
Grease Sonny/Teen Angel Vernon Hills Players
Carousel Jigger Cragin PM&L Theatre
The Crucible John Proctor Kirk Players Workshop
OD award: Best Actor in Workshop Scene
OD award: Best Workshop Scene
Once Upon a Mattress Minstrel Waukegan Community Players
Odd Couple (female) Jesus Costazuela Village Theatre Productions
Rehearsal for Murder Lloyd Andrews Village Theatre Productions
Pillow Talk Jonathan Forbes Village Theatre Productions
Award: Best Performance by an Actor
Fiddler on the Roof Mendel M.A.P.A.S.
The Royal Family MacDermott Eastern Illinois University
Walk-around Character Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Marriott’s Great America
Sylvester the Cat, Wile E. Coyote




1 World Premiere

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
Production: Position(s): Company:
The Diary of Anne Frank Lighting Designer PM&L Theatre
A Christmas Carol Light Board Operator PM&L Theatre
Everything I need … Kindergarten Lighting Designer PM&L Theatre
Leading Ladies Stage Running Crew Kirk Players
Proof Light Board Operator PM&L Theatre
Twelve Angry Men Lighting Designer PM&L Theatre
Play On! Light Board Operator PM&L Theatre
Butterflies are Free Technical Director Waukegan Community Players
Art Stage Manager Citadel Theatre Co.
Kids Play Lighting Designer Bowen Park Theatre Co.
The World Goes Round Lighting Designer/Tech. Waukegan Community Players
Talking With… Lighting Designer/Tech. Waukegan Community Players
The Book of Murder Lighting Designer/Tech. Waukegan Community Players
Take 5 Lighting Designer/Tech. Waukegan Community Players
A Coupla Bimbos Talkin’ Lighting Designer/Tech. Waukegan Community Players
Side by Side by Sondheim Lighting Designer Waukegan Community Players
The Magician’s Nephew Animal Armature College of Lake County
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Set Construction Crew College of Lake County
Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Twelfth Night Electrician College of Lake County
All My Sons Set Construction Crew/ College of Lake County
Master Electrician
Lion, Witch & Wardrobe Set Const./Animal Armature College of Lake County
Twain Tales (Part 3)1 Light Designer Bowen Park Theatre Co.
The Three Musketeers Set Construction Crew College of Lake County
Little Shop of Horrors Lighting Technician Village Theatre Productions
Still Life with Iris Stage/Set Crew Libertyville Kids Productions
Once Upon a Mattress Stage Crew Waukegan Community Players
Rehearsal for Murder Stage Crew Village Theatre Productions
1 World Premiere

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE:
Production: Position(s): Company:
High School Musical Stage Manager PM&L Theatre (in production)
Everything I need … Kindergarten Stage Manager PM&L Theatre
Doubt Stage Manager PM&L Theatre
Dearly Departed Assistant Director PM&L Theatre
The Children’s Hour Stage Manager PM&L Theatre
Butterflies are Free Assistant Director Waukegan Community Players
Love Letters Director Waukegan Community Players
Truckin’ (a sketch) Director Waukegan Community Players
The Wizard of Oz Stage Manager Lindenhurst Park District
The Odd Couple Director Waukegan Community Players
Robin Hood the Musical Musical Director Libertyville Kids Productions

EDUCATION:
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - 2 years
Major: Theatre Arts
Minor: Music
COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY
A.A. Degree - Fine Arts & Humanities


AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS:
• Waukegan Community Players2,3
Waukegan, Illinois
• College of Lake Co. Theatre
Grayslake, Illinois
• Kirk Players – Mundelein, IL
• PM&L Theatre2
Antioch, Illinois
• Bowen Park Theatre Co.
Waukegan, Illinois
• Lindenhurst Park District
Lindenhurst, Illinois
• Round Lake Park District - Round Lake, Illinois

• Village Theatre Productions2
Libertyville, Illinois
• Vernon Hills Players
Vernon Hills, Illinois
• Citadel Theatre Co.
Lake Forest, Illinois
• Center Stage Theatre2
Lake Forest, Illinois
• Lakeside Players2 – Kenosha, Wisconsin
• TK Productions – Volo, Illinois
• V. Layne productions – Grayslake, Illinois



2 Member
3Served as President 2003 - 2006.


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