Brian Keith MacDonald holds a B.F.A. (cum laude) in acting from the University of Evansville, and a M.F.A. in acting from the Catholic University of America Drama Department. Brian has also studied at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School in Colorado, the American Singer’s Seminar in Breckenridge, and New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Art, along with workshops on Chekhov led by graduates of the Moscow Art Theatre School, also in New York. A member of Actor’s Equity Association, Brian has performed extensively throughout the North East. In New York Brian appeared in the Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice, as well as the Off-Broadway production of the same show as part of the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Other New York highlights include an Off-Broadway production with the Mint Theatre, as well as numerous local NYC productions including Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Ivanov, and Platonov.
In the DMV area Brian has appeared in numerous productions and staged readings. Favorite local productions include King Lear and The Alchemist with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Shear Madness with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as productions with Journeyman Theatre, 1st Stage, and The Hub Theatre. In addition to his work as an actor Brian is a founding member and former Associate Artistic Director of the Hunger and Thirst Theatre Collective in New York, as well as a producer for IconoClassic Opera, producing both Werther and Carmen (featured in Time Out New York). Brian has worked with a number of notable theatre professionals including Al Pacino, Lily Rabe, David Harbour, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jesse L. Martin, Stacy Keach, Vinny Liff, Michael Kahn, Robert Falls, and Daniel Sullivan.