|Bob Davis (R) in "Betrayal" (2006)|
Twin Cities stage veteran Bob Davis
is being lauded as one of America's best actors with the receipt of a 2010 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship
(nominated by the Guthrie
). The fellowship program is designed to recognize actors in American regional theaters, and Davis's extensive range and track record in a variety of stages and venues render him abundantly qualified.
A few trips down (recent) memory lane: Davis's work in Pinter's Betrayal
at the Jungle; his rotten Richard III
for Ten Thousand Things (so vile that I saw an audience at a women's correctional facility ready to cause him harm); another gleeful killer in Jeffrey Hatcher's Murderers
at Illusion Theater; A Thousand Clowns; Spider's Web
; and the lovely, moving Peter Pan
at Children's Theatre Company.
The Guthrie can claim another connection to the class of nine actors receiving Lunt-Fontanne Fellowships: Andrew Long, another recipient, is appearing in the production of M. Butterfly
opening there tomorrow night.