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List of famous theatre actors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top theatre actors in the world? This includes the most prominent theatre actors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable theatre actors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic theatre actors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned theatre actors.

List below includes William Shakespeare, Ray McAnally and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known theatre actors to the lesser known theatre actors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the theatre actor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous theatre actors ever?" and "What are the names of famous theatre actors?" then you're in the right place. (19 items)
William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and ...more on Wikipedia

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Michael Ball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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Michael Ashley Ball is an English actor, singer and broadcaster, who is known for his work in musical theatre. He made his West End debut in 1985 playing Marius in the original London production of Les Misérables. In 1989, he reached number two in the UK singles chart with "Love Changes Everything". The song was taken from the musical Aspects of Love, where he played Alex. He played the role in London and on Broadway. In 1992, he represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, finishing second with the song "One Step Out of Time". In 1995, he reprised the role of Marius in Les Misérables: The Dream Cast in Concert. His other West End roles include Raoul in The Phantom of the ...more on Wikipedia

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Bal Dhuri

Bal Dhuri is a Marathi theatre actor. He got married to Jayshree Gadkar, the noted Marathi and Hindi movie actress. He is best known for his portrayal of King Dasharatha in Ramanand Sagar's TV serial, Ramayana. He is instrumental for giving a break to veteran actor Shivaji Satam in the musical drama Sangeet Varad. ...more on Wikipedia

Harrison Chad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Theatre Actors
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Harrison Chad is an American actor and voice actor. His roles include young Tarzan in the film Tarzan 2, Boots on Dora the Explorer, the singing voice of Leo on Little Einsteins and Cardigan from Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure. He also has performed in a number of live action movies, such as the Comedy Central movie, Hebrew Hammer and the Showtime movie, Carry Me Home. He received a 2004 Young Artist Awards nomination for his role as Boots, in the category "Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actor". He started performing when he was six years old. He has performed in four broadway shows, "Peter Pan", "Beauty and the Beast", "Les Miserables", and he starred opposite ...more on Wikipedia

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