National Actors Theatre

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Tony Randall (Left) as Lamberto Laudisi in Pirandello's comedy "Right You Are," National Actors Theatre (2003)

The National Actors Theatre (NAT) was a theatre company founded in 1991 by actor Tony Randall, who served as the company's chairman. Randall stated he had long dreamed of creating such an organization. The company was originally housed at the Belasco Theatre, New York, but then moved to the nearby Lyceum Theatre, and in 2002 was based in the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University in New York City. NAT was the only professional theatre company housed in a university in New York City.

The company was dissolved following Randall's death in May, 2004.

Productions included such stars as Al Pacino, Matthew Broderick, Lynn Redgrave, Jack Klugman, Martin Sheen, John Goodman, Charles Durning, Jeff Goldblum, George C. Scott, Len Cariou, Maximilian Schell, Paul Giamatti, Steve Buscemi, Rob Lowe, Fritz Weaver, George Grizzard, Marthe Keller, Julie Harris, Robert Foxworth, Chazz Palminteri, Michael York, Michael Hayden, Billy Crudup, Dominic Chianese,Linda Emond, Earle Hyman, Roberta Maxwell, Michael O'Hare, Joseph Wiseman, Brennan Brown and Michael Stuhlbarg.



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