Albert Schultz

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Albert Schultz
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Schultz in 2013
Born (1963-07-30) July 30, 1963 (age 54)
Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
Occupation actor, director

Albert Schultz (born July 30, 1963) is a Canadian actor, director and the founding artistic director of Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company.


Born in Port Hope, Ontario, 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's television career includes the CBC Television hit drama Street Legal, the medical drama Side Effects, and the role of Conrad Black in CTV's Shades of Black.


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.[1]


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".[2] In May 2014, Schultz received the National Arts Centre Award, a companion award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, recognizing work of an extraordinary nature and significance in the performing arts in the past performance year.[3]


  1. ^ "Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia". 
  2. ^ "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Albert Schultz". Governor General's Performing Arts Awards. Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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