RECENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS
Over the past twenty years, Brendan Powers' experiences as an actor and singer include the Tony Award-winning play, ART, and THE BIG KNIFE, both with Alec Baldwin; the Noel Coward revue OH, COWARD! at Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory Theatre; Star Crossed Lovers with Southwest Florida Symphony; Leonard Bernstein's acclaimed MASS; the Drama League's Tribute to Liza Minnelli; and many regional theatre productions including Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks, An Ideal Husband, My Fair Lady, Wit, The Laramie Project, Annie, Arsenic and Old Lace, Around the World in 80 Days, Doubt, The Glass Menagerie, Born Yesterday, Dancing at Lughnasa, Boeing-Boeing, Dial M for Murder, A Tuna Christmas, and Opus.
Brendan served for several years as artistic director of Niagara University's Theatre Studies Dept. in upstate New York. During that time he received Best Actor nominations from the Buffalo ARTIE Awards for roles in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme and the world premiere of The Cobbler, both with the Irish Classical Theatre Company.
His directing credits include the American premiere of the Canadian comedy, Real Estate; the world premiere of the Holocaust play, The Phoenix Cantata; Mark My Words: A Celebration of Twain (NY Library Assoc.); The Laramie Project, A View from the Bridge, and Dead Man Walking. He has done numerous commercials and industrials and can currently be seen on television driving the baby blue caddy through Alabama in a series of national spots for Alabama Road
He and his wife, actress Rachel Burttram, are ensemble members at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, named one of America's top repertory companies by the Wall Street Journal. They frequently teach theatre workshops for schools, camps and organizations around the country. They are both members of Actors' Equity, the union for stage
This June, Brendan will be featured as FBI Agent Cranston in Season Two of the USA Network series, GRACELAND (click HERE for info).
Brendan will be teaching a six week acting class for the Florida Repertory Theatre's ACT-UP program, geared specifically for children and teens on the autism spectrum. This program, conceived and developed by his wife, actress Rachel Burttram, has been hugely successful in the few years since its inception. Classes run May 27 through April 3. Visit www.floridarepeducation.org for more information.
Brendan will play the iconic role of the Stage Manager in the American classic, OUR TOWN, at Maine's historic Penobscot Theatre from April 24 through May 11.