is most grateful to Arizona Theatre Company for inviting the actors back to complete the run of Georgia McBride, which we opened so joyously and closed so unceremoniously on Friday the 13 of March 2020. Pickering was a member of Milwaukee Rep’s Resident Acting Company from 1974-2013. Among his favorite roles for the Rep are Richard in The Seafarer, Walter Burns in The Front Page, Eddie (of course) in Georgia McBride, and Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, a role he performed 450 times at the historic Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee. He was last seen at ATC as Candy in the co-production of Of Mice and Men in 2016. Recent roles elsewhere include Alex in Heisenberg, Tony in Outside Mullingar, and Leonato in Much Ado about Nothing. He lives in Milwaukee with his wife, actress Tami Workentin.