Robert Nealis pleased to be returning to Syracuse Stage. He has previously performed in King Lear and The Grapes of Wrath. He is currently in his 18th season with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, where he has performed in more than 40 productions including: I Love to Eat, The Miracle Worker, The Heavens are Hung in Black, Dial M for Murder, Becky›s New Car, and Who Am I This Time, to name a few. He is a member of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company where he appeared in The Tempest, Twelfth Night and directed The Winter›s Tale, among others. Other local theatres include ShadowApe, the Phoenix Theatre, and Cardinal Stage. He has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. In 2012, he reprised his role as James Beard in James Still’s I Love to Eat for the James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City. Regional theatre credits include: Syracuse Stage, the Blackstone Theatre, the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Pennsylvania Center Stage, the Oklahoma and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals, and the Brown County Playhouse, as well as the English American Theatre Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany. Television credits include NBC’s Chicago Fire. Robert’s training is from Penn State (M.F.A.) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is a recipient of the 2007 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Grant, the 2016 Theatre MVP Grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and is a 2017 Lunt-Fontanne National Fellow at Ten Chimneys where he worked with master teacher Alfred Molina.