Shakespeare in the Park festivals are popular all over the world. In cities like New York City, several famous actors and actresses have given memorable performances of some of Shakespeare's most beloved characters. In recent years, many Shakespeare festivals have opened up to plays by other notable playwrights. Several Academy Award winners have appeared in New York's Shakespeare in the Park productions. This list of actors who have done Shakespeare in the Park is loosely ranked by fame and popularity.
Who is the most famous actor who has done Shakespeare in the Park. Natalie Portman tops our list. The Oscar-winner appeared in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Chekhov's The Seagull in New York in 2001. The production featured an all-star cast that included Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, John Goodman, and Marcia Gay Harden. Al Pacino appeared in several Shakespeare in the Park productions in New York including Julius Caesar in 1987 and The Merchant of Venice in 2010.
Denzel Washington appeared in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Richard III in 1990. Zach Braff appeared in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night in New York in 2002.Which Shakespeare play is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section.