L. Peter Callender


L. Peter Callender is artistic director of African-American Shakespeare Company in San Francisco, CA; resident director at American Stage Company in Saint Petersburg, FL; Westcoast Black Theater Troupe in Sarasota, FL; and associate artist at New York Classical Theatre. Mr Callender is thrilled to return to Syracuse Stage since this was the stage that offered him his very first professional job (Season 8: The Comedy of Errors directed by Arthur Storch.) In addition to "Master Harold” . . . and the Boys, Peter has performed in several Fugard plays: Boesman and Lena, Siswe Bansi is Dead, The Island, My Children! My Africa!, and A Lesson From Aloes. As a playwright, his play Strange Courtesies will get its staged premiere at San Jose Stage next season. On Broadway, he played in Prelude to a Kiss, and off-Broadway in Black Eagles at Manhattan Theater Club. He is a multi-award-winning actor and director having performed in 23 Shakespeare plays and appeared at over 12 regional theatres, nationally. He recently played Louis Armstrong in Satchmo at the Waldorf for American Stage and will return to direct Romeo and Juliet in late summer. Mr Callender's full bio and upcoming work can be viewed at


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