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Ray Virta
Ray Virta

AMDA Faculty since: 2001

Ray was awarded the 2002 St. Clair Bayfield Award for Outstanding Shakespeare Performance in the metropolitan NYC area for his work as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at The Pearl. Broadway: Therese Raquin, An Enemy of the People, Arcadia, Hedda Gabler, A Man for All Seasons, Boeing-Boeing, Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Democracy, Betrayal, The Real Thing, The School for Scandal, Inherit the Wind. Off-Broadway: 19 shows including Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, Eyes for Consuela (MTC), Langella's Cyrano (Roundabout); Resident-Pearl Theatre. National Tours: M. Butterfly; The Acting Company. Regional: Over 40 lead/featured roles including Romeo, Macbeth, Torvald, Orsino, Berowne.

Directing: Comedie of Errors (Brooklyn College), The Way of the World (Pearl), As You Like It (KCSC). Reading: Just South of Paradise by Charlotte Wooden.

Teaching: 35 years of experience including AMDA, NYU/PHTS.

Academic Department Director: Acting Performance