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July 30, 1963 |
Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Schultz studied drama at Toronto's York University and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He received an honorary doctorate at Queen's University in 2008 and from Bishop's University in 2009.
His theatre career as an actor includes several roles at the Stratford Festival, including Romeo in Robin Phillips' production of Romeo and Juliet, and at Soulpepper, including the title roles in Shakespeare's Hamlet and Chekhov's Platonov, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Henry in The Real Thing, Alceste in The Misanthrope, Vershinin in Three Sisters, Astrov in Uncle Vanya, El Gallo in the Fantasticks, Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross and Macheath in The Threepenny Opera.
Schultz directed Soulpepper's productions of Death of a Salesman, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Oh What a Lovely War, The Caretaker, Waiting for Godot, No Man's Land, A Chorus of Disapproval, The Time of Your Life and Angels in America, Parts I and II. For the Tarragon Theatre he directed Susan Coyne's Kingfisher Days.
Schultz is the recipient of several awards, including a Gemini Award, the Joan Chalmers National Award for Artistic Direction, the Salute to the City Award, the Toronto Life Award, the Barbara Hamilton Award, The William Kilbourn Award, and the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his work on behalf of UNICEF. In 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions as a founding member and artistic director of the Soulpepper Theatre Company and for his commitment to training generations of theatre artists".
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