Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, have announced that acclaimed film and television actor Christopher Lloyd, will star as Azdak in the company’s upcoming spring production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, to be directed by Brian Kulick, and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik, featuring translation by James and Tania Stern with lyrics by W.H. Auden. The Caucasian Chalk Circle will begin performances Thursday, May 2 at CSC for a limited engagement. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 2.
Christopher Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in Kaspar he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Christopher starred in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Morning’s at Seven, directed by Daniel Sullivan, as well as Twelfth Night in NY Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park and Center Stage’s Waiting for Godot, and as Dalton Trumbo in the New York production of Trumbo. In 1975 Lloyd began his film career in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. This was soon followed by a two-year run as Jim Ignatowski on the television series Taxi, for which Lloyd won two of his three Emmys. In 1992 Lloyd made Emmy history when he won Best Dramatic Actor for Disney’s Road to Avonlea.
Lloyd has appeared in over ninety film and television productions, including the Back to the Future trilogy, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Eight Men Out, Addams Family and Addams Family Values, BBC’s Dead Ahead: Exxon Valdez Disaster, The Pagemaster, Dennis the Menace, Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Track 29, Clue, The Dream Team, Angels in the Outfield, Star Trek III, Goin’ South, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, My Favorite Martian, Tales of Despereaux,Snowmen a
nd Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Wit, starring Emma Thompson. Lloyd won an Independent Spirit Award for his chilly depiction as a soulless murderer in Twenty Bucks.