Ned Schmidtke is delighted to be making his debut at Syracuse Stage and to be working again with director Timothy Bond. Recent stage appearances include You Can’t Take It With You, The Curse of Oedipus, Macbeth, and Tonight At Eight Thirty (Antaeus Company, Los Angeles); Loot (Ensemble Theatre Company, Santa Barbara); and Groundswell, The Pleasure of his Company, Sea of Tranquility, A Body of Water, Blue/Orange, and Pericles (Old Globe Theatre, San Diego). Ned has worked two seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as at the Utah, Illinois, and Stratford (Canada) Shakespeare festivals. Other regional credits include the Goodman and Steppenwolf theatres in Chicago, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Washington D.C., The Huntington Theatre, Boston, and the Long Wharf, New Haven. He was in the Broadway and National Tour of Aren’t We All with Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert and the National Tour of Six Degrees of Separation with Marlo Thomas. Recent films include The Change Up, Accepted, and Wedding Crashers. He has also made many, many appearances on both daytime and primetime television. Ned’s been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for over forty years, and for much of that time has served as a member of Equity’s National Council.