Complete cast set for Shakespeare in the Park's 'Hamlet'

Find out who is joining Ato Blankson-Wood, who plays the title role in the classic tragedy, in this Public Theater production beginning performances in June.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

The cast's the thing! Complete casting has been set for Hamlet, this year's Free Shakespeare in the Park production. Performances run at the Delacorte Theater from June 8 to August 6, with opening night on June 28.

Joining the previously announced Ato Blankson-Wood as Hamlet are Solea Pfeiffer as Ophelia, Warner Miller as Horatio, Daniel Pearce as Polonius, Nick Rehberger as Laertes, John Douglas Thompson as Claudius, Lorraine Toussaint as Gertrude, Mitchell Winter as Rosencrantz, Brandon Gill as Guildenstern, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson as Osric/Priest, Greg Hildreth as Gravedigger, and Colby Lewis as First Player.

The ensemble includes Safiya Kaija Harris, Jaylon Jamal, TrÍ Lê, Cornelius McMoyler, Laughton Royce, Lance Alexander Smith, and Lark White. Liam Craig, Myxolydia Tyler, William Oliver Watkins, and Bryce Michael Wood serve as understudies.

Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, A Soldier's Play) directs this contemporary take on Shakespeare's classic tragedy about a young prince, the title Hamlet, who sets out to avenge his father's death by murdering his evil uncle Claudius.

Free Shakespeare in the Park is an annual program of The Public Theater, which presents Shakespeare productions outdoors in Central Park each summer. All tickets are free and are made available through various in-person and digital distribution methods.

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