The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0425 Wednesday, 6 May 1998.
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 1998
Subject: Edward Gero Wins Hayes Award
On Monday night, SHAKSPERean Edward Gero won the prestigious Helen Hayes
award for outstanding leading actor in a resident play for, as Lloyd
Rose in *The Washington Post* writes, his "dominating performance of the
restless, suffering protagonist of 'Skylight'" at the Studio Theatre.
Rose continues, "Gero beat a strong field, including Ted van Griethuysen
as Prospero in the Shakespeare Theatre's 'The Tempest' and Patrick
Stewart in the lead at that same theater's 'Othello.'"
Gero, a member of the Shakespeare Theatre's resident company and theatre
instructor at George Mason University, has been a long-time member of
PS: Rose's complete account of the Hayes Award Ceremony can be found at