Inside ATC Artist: Shuler Hensley

Shuler Hensley

is an award-winning actor and director making his ATC debut. He has been director/artistic director of City Springs Theatre Company since its inception and last directed The Sound of Music in 2021. Shuler recently starred as Hades in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Hercules and in Broadway’s The Music Man, playing the role of Marcellus Washburn with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. He also has recently been seen as Tom Kettle in Broadway’s The Ferryman and was seen in the New Group’s production of Sweet Charity opposite Sutton Foster. He previously appeared on Broadway in No Man’s Land (also Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Waiting For Godot in repertory, opposite Patrick Stewart, lan McKellen, and Billy Crudup, as The Monster in Young Frankenstein (also the Vational Tour and London’s West End); Kerchak in Tarzan; Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (also at The National Theatre and London’s West End – Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards); and Javert in Les Misérables. Opera appearances include Wozzeck (Curtis Institute of Music) and Regina opposite Patti LuPone (Kennedy Center). Shuler has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. TV credits include “Murder of a President,” “Shades of Blue,” “Banshee,” “The Americans,” “Ed,” “Deadline,” “Gary Powers,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “‘Criminal Intent,” and “The Jury.” Film includes The Greatest Showman, After.Life, The Legend of Zorro, Van Helsing, Monday Night Mayhem, Someone Like You, The Bread, My Sweet, and Opa! Proud Equity member. Shuler was awarded the “Stage Performance of the Year” by New York Magazine in recognition for his work in The Whale. He is also the namesake of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.