Chris Bauer Joins the Bay Street Theatre Board of Directors

January 16, 2011 by  

From Theatre to True Blood

Chris BauerChris Bauer, who plays Detective Andy Bellefleur on HBO’s True Blood, has joined the Bay Street Theatre Board of Trustees.  The Bay Street Theatre announced his addition last week. Chris is originally from Los Angeles, but really grew as an actor after moving to Chicago where he worked with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Goodman Theatre.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Chris has appeared in many theatrical performances throughout his career including a stint on Broadway in Tennesee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire. He has also appeared in television series such as the Wire, Tilt, and was a regular on the NBC series Third Watch playing Fred Yokas. Some of his film credits include Face Off, Flags of Our Fathers, and the Notorious Bette Page.

A Trip to Sag Harbor

Bauer first came to know the Bay Street Theater located in Sag Harbor, NY when he was cast in the David Mamet play Romance during their 2010 mainstage season. Coincidentially he is also a member of Mamet’s Atlantic Theatre Company. The experience had a great impact on the thespian. Of it Bauer says,

“I was thrilled with the openness and intelligence of Bay Street’s audience when I did ROMANCE last summer. It made me proud to be a resident of Sag Harbor and I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve on Bay Street Theatre’s Board.”

Congratulations to Chris Bauer! The Bay Street Theatre couldn’t be in better hands. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the new season of True Blood!

Sources: Bay Street Theatre– “Chris Bauer Joins the Bay Street Theatre”– “Chris Bauer”

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Edited by: Shanea O’Connor