ALAN MANDELL has a distinguished 80-year acting career and is an accomplished voice-over actor. He is a founding member of the San Francisco Actor’s Workshop and co-founder of the San Quentin Drama Workshop, which started with a performance of Waiting for Godot inside the prison. Mandell toured with original productions of Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett.
He re-created Beckett’s direction for the filming of Endgame and also performed in Endgame at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and in London and Italy and most recently at the Kirk Douglas Theater. His other credits include: Broadway – Impossible Marriage; Off-Broadway – The Beard of Avon and Godot; tour – Twelve Angry Men (Ahmanson); regional – No Man’s Land (Odyssey Theatre), Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse, NYTW), The Cherry Orchard (Taper), Waiting for Godot (Taper), and Trying (Colony Theatre); films: The Marrying Man, Midnight Witness, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus, and A Serious Man; television – Grey’s Anatomy. He has been a producer on and off Broadway, general manager of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, consulting director at LATC, and taught at UCLA’s Graduate School of Management.