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Meet the Cast of Richard II: Bradley Hamilton

Bradley Hamilton (Aumerle/Berkeley/Groom) is pleased to rejoin the Pigeon Creek company after previously appearing onstage in 2013 in Twelfth Night (Sebastian) and the Scottish play (Donaldbain) when it was taken to The Rose Theater. Besides PCSC, Bradley has also worked with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Thunder Bay Theatre, Snug/Riverbank Theatres, and Wild Swan Theater. Bradley has earned two Wilde Award nominations in 2014 and 2015, both for Best Theater for Young Audiences for his roles in Treasure Island and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Bradley has a BA in Theatre from Hope College.

1)Where are you from originally? How did you end up here in MI (or why did you stay)?

I grew up in a suburb of Detroit where I attended Southfield Christian High School in Southfield, MI before attending Hope College. Do I plan on staying here forever? Probably not; the world is a big place. But even when the time comes when I say goodbye to the mitten for good, it will always be home.

2) Where did you study acting?

As previously stated, I studied at Hope College in Holland, MI where I earned my BA in Theatre with an emphasis in performing in 2014. Aside from acting, I also served as one of Hope’s master electricians and assistant stage managers as well as designing the lights for several student dance performances.

3) What other theaters have you worked with? Describe a favorite role/production:

Over the past few years, I have worked with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, Wild Swan Theater, Snug/Riverbank theatres and Thunder Bay Theatre. Apart from my current role, some of my favorite roles have been Alexander (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), Bobby Strong (Urinetown), Michael (God of Carnage), and Christopher Wren (The Mousetrap). I have received two Wilde Award nominations for Best Theatre for Young Audiences for Treasure Island and Alexander […] Very Bad Day.

4) What do you do in your free time?

Well, let’s see. When I’m not acting, I do enjoy reading, watching TV/Netflix, riding roller coasters, defeating He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, taking the hobbits to Isengard, wondering why the rum is always gone, making sure the force is still hanging around, leading the free world, taking bubble baths, and long walks on the beach.

Three fun facts:

Sometimes, I get off topic (see previous question)

I sell essential oils and the more I learn about them, the more I love them. Feel free to ask me something about it!

You can never have too many sprinkles.

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