Welcome to my on-line theatrical resume

George Hartpence

Actor, Director, Set Designer

I'm an actor/director in East Coast regional theater with extensive experience in classical drama & comedy.  I do set design, as well. 

Some of my favorite roles include; the title roles in "Macbeth", "Hamlet", and "Richard III", Prospero in "The Tempest", Cyrano in "Cyrano de Bergerac", Iago in "Othello", Brutus in "Julius Caesar", Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice",  Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing", Junius Brutus Booth in "Booth", Laurence Olivier in "Orson's Shadow", John Barrymore in "Barrymore", Lord Goring in "An Ideal Husband", Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady", Captain von Trapp in "The Sound of Music", King Arthur in "Camelot", Captain E.J. Smith in "Titanic, The Musical", Antony in "Antony and Cleopatra", Astrov and Vanya in "Uncle Vanya", Algernon in "The Importance of Being Earnest", John Proctor in "The Crucible", Dick Dudgeon in "The Devil's Disciple", Inspector Goole in “An Inspector Calls”, Thomas More in "A Man For All Seasons", both Andrew Wyke and Milo Tindle in Anthony Shaffer's "Sleuth" and Henry II in both "Becket" and "The Lion in Winter".

Available for Projects

I act both on stage and screen. I am also available for voice over acting. Please see my resumé for the details of my experience and skills.

Current Projects

I recently finished well received runs in Maurer On-Stage's production of "Sleuth" at Kelsey Theater (and was honored to receive a Kelsey Award for Best Actor in a Play for that performance) and "A Little Night Music" at ActorsNET.  This year I also co-directed two Shakespeare productions on local stages: the ActorsNET's  July production of Wm Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Taming of the Shrew" for Newtown Arts Company.

Next up: Henry II in "The Lion in Winter" for ActorsNET.

2018 Season


A Little Night Music 

by Steven Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

April 20th thru May 6th, 2018  


Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence as Fredrik Egerman


Holly Gash as Countess Charlotte Malcolm, Nicholas Pecht as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, Susan Blair as Madame Leonora Armfeldt, Alize Rozsnyai as Anne Armfeldt, Matt South as Henrik Armfeldt, Keli Ganey as Fredrika Armfeldt, Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra, John R. Helmke as Frid  

and featuring (alphabetically) as the Liebeslieders: 

Alyssa Brode, Tim Bryan, Carolyn Cuesta, Timothy Faulkner & Rachel Elise Sigman

Wm Shakespeare's "ROMEO and JULIET" at ActorsNET

Carol Thompson and I will be directing ActorsNET's July production of 

"Romeo and Juliet."  

July 13th thru 29th, 2018 at ActorsNET


2 special performances - August 3rd & 4th - at Fonthill in Doyelstown


Nicholas Napoli as Romeo

Kelly Colleran as Juliet

Cat Miller as Mercutio

Matthew Duchnowski as Tybalt

Chris Capitolo as Benvolio

Lori Baldwin as the Nurse

David and Theresa Swartz as Lord and Lady Capulet

and DJ Holcombe as Friar Laurence


Tom Stevenson as Lord Montague, Kimberly Hess as Lady Montague, Tom Smith as Paris, Jamie Bradley as the Prince, Mort Paterson as the Chorus and Marco Newton as the Apothecary.


Jim Cordingley, Kira Scharf, Tim Faulkner, Joe Stockette, Matthew Newcomer, Hans Peters, Carolyn Cuesta and Joy Woffindin

Wm Shakespeare's "THE TAMING OF THE SHREW" at Newtown Arts

George Hartpence - Director

Carol Thompson - Assistant Director

Cat Miller at Katharina

Matthew Duchnowski as Petruchio

Paul Cohen as Grumio

Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Bianca

Sam Gugino as Baptista Minola

Derek Esplin as Lucentio

DJ Holcombe as Tranio

Matthew Rydzewski as Hortensio


Ann D'Silva as Biondello, Bob Abrahamson as Gremio, Jim Palmer as the Pedant, Jack Petzko as Vincentio, Tim Costello as Curtis,  Katie Henschal as Nathaniel, Emily Perry as the Widow , Joe Stockette as Philip, Joy Woffindin as Nicholas, Keli Ganey & Ellen Wisnowski as the Tailor and Anita Getz as the Haberdasher

Scheduled to run October 18th thru 24th, 2018

more to come...

A staged reading of Christopher Canaan's new play:

 "Franco Franko" on November 11, 2018.

"The Lion in Winter" by James Goldman

Nov 30 - Dec 16, 2018

at ActorsNET

George Hartpence as King Henry II

Carol Thompson as Eleanor of Aquitaine

"The Winter's Tale" by Wm Shakespeare

at ActorsNET

March 1 - 17, 2019

George Hartpence as Leontes

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - April 20 - May 6, 2018

"Woman of the World" starring Miss Desiree Armfeldt

Carol Thompson (right) as Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence and Alize Rozsnyai (left) as Fredrik and Ann Egerman

Rivals for her affection

Carol Thompson as Miss Desiree Armfeldt

George Hartpence(left) as Fredrik Egerman

Nick Pecht (right as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm

Three generations of Armfeldts

from left: Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt, John Helmke as Frid, Keli Ganey as Fredrika Armfeldt and Susan Blair as Madame Leonora Armfelft

I will marry the miller's son

Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra

A Weekend in the Country

from left: Alize Rozsnyai as Anne, Noelle Joy Fiorentino as Petra, George Hartpence as Fredrik, Holly Gash as Charlotte , Nicholas Pecht as Carl-Magnus, Carol Thompson as Deriree & Kelly Gani as Fredrika

Send in the Clowns

Carol Thompson as Desiree Armfeldt and George Hartpence as Fredrik Egerman

2017 Season Shows

"SLEUTH" - with Maurer OnStage

 Andrew Wyke


OnStage Maurer Productions'



Anthony Shaffer

October 6 thru 15, 2017

with Dan Keyser as Milo Tindle 

CentralJersey.com STAGE REVIEW: 'Sleuth' at Kelsey Theatre

by Anthony Stoeckert Oct 11, 2017 

"Regardless of how well you know the play, or what you figure out if you don't know it, this is well worth seeing because "Sleuth" is fun even if you know it, and because the acting is great. Hartpence is fantastic as Andrew.  He carries the swagger of a successful, somewhat cocky, man, who enjoys having power over this younger, somewhat intimidated man.  Hartpence does a lot of talking and is in full command of his lines, filling the theater with a voice that is near royal.  He also gets plenty of laughs, both with zingers, and physical comedy."

"THE HEIRESS" at Langhorne Players

Dr. Austin Sloper
the Langhorne Players production of

The Heiress
by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

July 14 - 29, 2017

“It’s the literate, highly theatrical Ruth and Augustus Goetz adaptation of the Henry James novel Washington Square (1880), a psychological horror story set in the upper reaches of genteel New York society in the 1850’s.” (NY Times)

Directed by Jonathan Edmondson

Stage Managed by Blaire Deziel

Our Cast

Madison Kotnarowski as Catherine Sloper

Casey O'Neill as Morris Townsend

George Hartpence as Dr. Austin Sloper

Susan Blair as Lavinia Penniman

Jenna Burke as Maria

Cynthia Young as Elizabeth Almond

Molly Knapp as Marion Almond

Alec Skwara as Arthur Townsend


Kate Augstin as Mrs. Montgomery


 Arthur Birling

The ActorsNET production of

An Inspector Calls
by J.B. Priestley

June 2-18,2017

Our Cast
George Hartpence as Arthur Birling
Carol Thompson as Sibyl Birling
Tammy Goldberg as Sheila Birling
Tom Smith as Eric Birling
Tim Swain as Gerald Croft
Mort Paterson as Inspector Goole
Hana Christenson as Edith 

"TITANIC - The Musical" for Newtown Arts Company

 Captain E. J. Smith

Newton Arts Theater Company
production of 

Titanic: The Musical

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone

April 20 - 26, 2017 

Wm Shakespeare's "TWELFTH NIGHT" at ActorsNET

 Twelfth Night

role: Sir Toby Belch & Co-Director

March 10th thru 26th, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 2pm 

Our Cast:

Viola – Cat Miller
Lady Olivia – Carol Thompson
Maria – Susan Fowler
Duke Orsino – Olivier Leroux
Malvolio – Barry Abramowitz
Feste – Mort Paterson
Sir Toby Belch – George Hartpence
Sir Andrew Aguecheek – Ken Ammerman
Sebastian – M.A. Topoleski
Fabian – Chris Capitolo
Antonio – Jamie Bradley
Ship-wrecked Captain & Priest – Jim Cordingley
Valentine & First Officer – Jeffrey Hufnagel
Curio & Second Officer – Griffin Kemp

Third Officer – Joe Kemp
Handmaidens/Attendants to Lady Olivia – Hayley Rubins-Topoleski 

& Heather Parton

2016 Season Shows

"TITANIC - The Musical" for Villagers Theater

Titanic poster for Villagers Theater

Captain E.J. Smith 


Villager's Theatre production of
Titanic - The Musical
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Book by Peter Stone

role: Captain Edward Smith

directed by Matthew Muccigrossi 
musical director Mike Gilch

November 4th thru 20th, 2016


Thomas Andrews - BILL KAMPS

Frederick Barrett - SHAWN DOREMUS

Harold Bride - DANNY SIMS


Captain Edward Smith - GEORGE HARTPENCE


Caroline Neville - JOELLEN BURTON



Isidor Straus - NATHAN PARKER

Ida Straus - PAT POWERS




Jim Farrell - DAN KEYSER

Henry Etches - FRANK FERRARA


Charles Lightoller - NICHOLAS BUONVICINO


Bellboy - WASIF SAMI

"THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA" for Shakespeare`70

The Doctor's Dilemma poster for Shakespeare`70

Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington (B.B.)


the Shakespeare`70 production of
The Doctor's Dilemma
George Bernard Shaw

directed by Janet Quartarone

presented at Open Arts Stages
Bordentown, NJ

September 30th thru October 9th, 2016 

Our Cast:

Sir Colenso Ridgeon - Olivier Leroux

Jennifer Didebat - Mariel Rosati

Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington - George Hartpence

Sir Patrick Cullen - John Devennie Sr

Cutler Walpole - Andrew Timmes

Dr. Blenkensop - Jack Bathke

Louis Dudebat - Michael Krahel

Minnie/Gallery Secretary - Maryalice Rubins-Topoleski

Redpenny/Newspaper Man - Patrick Rounds

Emmie - Teresa Welby

Harold Pinter's "BETRAYAL" for Langhorne Players

Betrayal poster for Langhorne Players

 Langhorne Players production of
by Harold Pinter
directed by Carol Thompson
assistant director - George Hartpence 

Sarah Stryker as Emma
Brian Jason Kelly as Robert
Frank Falisi as Jerry
Marco Newton as the waiter

"HAMLET" for Shakespeare`70

Hamlet poster for Shakespeare`70

King Hamlet - the ghost of Hamlet's father


Shakespeare`70's production of
Wm Shakespeare's

at the Kelsey Theatre
on the campus of 
Mercer County Community College

Performance schedule:

Fridays, Jun. 3 & 10, 2016 at 8pm

Saturdays, Jun. 4 & 11 at 8pm

Sundays, Jun. 5 & 12 at 2pm

the rest is silence...

Stuart Duncan reviews for the Princeton Packet:

"...Hamlet by Shakespeare ‘70 at Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College is a genuine theatrical delight. There’s plenty of revenge (no fewer than four dead bodies lying around at the final curtain); one of theater’s best ghosts, that being Hamlet’s father played beautifully by the veteran George Hartpence, and enough derring-do sword play to keep the most expert scholars on their toes for almost three hours."

"MARY POPPINS" for Yardley Players

George Banks


the Yardley Players production of

Mary Poppins
based on the Stories of P.L.Travers
and the Walt Disney film 

role: George Banks

at the Kelsey Theatre in Mercer County Community College
April 16th thru May 1st, 2016

Carol Thompson as Winifred Banks
Liz Rzasa as Mary Poppins
Makenna and Dylan Katz as 
Jane and Michael Banks 


John Barrymore


the ActorsNET production of


by William Luce

alternating nights with Underneath the Lintel

February 25 thru March 20, 2016


The spring of 1942... one month before John Barrymore's death.

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."

John Barrymore was the black sheep of America's most illustrious acting family.  Celebrated for his charisma and matinee-idol looks, he was, for a while, America's most popular actor.  Famous for his stage roles in Richard III and Hamlet, he also made more than fifty films.  But alcoholism soon dissipated his talents, and he became known more for his Falstaffian behavior and outrageous high jinks than for his art. 


George Hartpence_stage Bio_2017 (pdf)



Check out this video about our ActorsNET production of "Barrymore"


Check out this video about our ActorsNET production of "Major Barbara"


The Dream Conductors (2012)

George Hartpence as Davide

a film by Sarah Birl and Dave McDonald

The universe is calling- are you going to answer? When Gemma, a poetry student, has a recurring dream about a mysterious object night after night, she goes off in pursuit of it to the dismay of those about her. What she encounters is not only her object but the curious person to whom it belongs. Their encounter is anything but ordinary. 


Apollonia (2011)

George Hartpence as Dr. Brown

a film by Jenna Bush

Apollonia has spent her thirteen years of life in a world of silence. After a significant medical procedure and weeks of recovery, she wakes one night to hear for the very first time. With the discovery of sound, she finds her life has changed more than she had ever fathomed. How will she deal with so drastic and permanent a change? 


Here (2014)

George Hartpence as truck driver (voice)

a film by Susan Barry

Saturday Afternoon Pictures

A phone call sets Zach's routine day off on an unexpected course. His urgent road trip through the countryside brings one complication after another, and finally a sweet surprise. 

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