In the wake of his father’s abrupt death, Hamlet returns home from university to find his personal and political world changed as he never imagined it could—his mother remarried, his uncle on the throne and a world seemingly gone insane. When his father’s ghost appears and demands vengeance, the increasingly desperate Danish prince must decide: submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die.

Michael Urie (Buyer & CellarUgly Betty) stars as Hamlet under the illustrious direction of Michael Kahn. Together, they’ll give life to the greatest character of Western literature as he confronts the line between madness and inspiration.

Presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
150 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$44 - $118

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-547-1122

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 01/16/2018 - 03/04/2018
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Important Dates


  • 02/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/15/2018 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Michael Urie Hamlet
Alan Cox Claudius
Madeleine Potter Gertrude
Federico Rodriguez Horatio
Oyin Oladejo Ophelia
Robert Joy Polonius
Paul Cooper Laertes
Ryan Spahn Rosencrantz
Kelsey Rainwater Guildenstern
Avery Glymph Fortinbras
Keith Baxter Ghost/Gravedigger
Gregory Wooddell Osric/Marcellus
Chris Genebach Barnardo/Lucianus/Voltimand
Lise Bruneau Player Queen/Cornelius
Maggie Thompson Ensemble
Jeff Allen Young Ensemble
Kamau Mitchell Ensemble
David Bryan Jackson Ensemble
Chelsea Mayo Ensemble
Brendan McMahon Ensemble
Brayden Simpson Ensemble
Jack Henry Doyle Ensemble
Production Personnel
William Shakespeare
Michael Kahn
Costume Designer
Jess Goldstein
Set Designer
John Coyne
Sound Designer
Broken Chord
Lighting Designer
Yi Zhao
Broken Chord


Shakespeare Theatre Company Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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