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KEVIN KLINE (Secretary Edwin M. Stanton) has seamlessly transitioned between the worlds of theatre and film and has earned equal distinction in both. Kline is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award® and two Tony awards. In addition to his 1988 Academy Award® for his work in the comedy A Fish Called Wanda and a 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award® for HBO's As You Like It; Kline is a five time Golden Globe® nominee for his roles in Sophie's Choice, Dave, In & Out, Soapdish and De-Lovely and earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his performance in Life As A House.

Other film credits include The Big Chill, Silverado, I Love You To Death, Grand Canyon, French Kiss, Cry Freedom, The Ice Storm, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Anniversary Party, The Emperor's Club, and A Prairie Home Companion.

In his three-decade long history with The Public Theater, Kline has played numerous Shakespearean roles: King Lear in King Lear, Richard in Richard III, Henry in Henry V, Duke Vincentio in Measure for Measure, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, and the title role in two productions of Hamlet.

Kline won rave reviews for his Broadway performance in Shaw's Arms and the Man directed by John Malkovich, and starred in Gerry Gutierrez's production of Chekhov's Ivanov at Lincoln Center. He won a Drama Desk award for his performance as Falstaff in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Shakespeare's Henry IV. At The Public's Shakespeare in the Park, Kline has also appeared opposite Meryl Streep in The Seagull and in Mother Courage in Her Children. Most recently, Kline was seen on Broadway in the critically acclaimed Cyrano de Bergerac.


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