KAREEM BANDEALY

KAREEM BANDEALY

Ensemble Member

Since 2016

Kareem Bandealy has previously appeared at Lookingglass in 20,000 Leagues Under the SeasBlood Wedding, Moby Dick, The Little Prince, Big Lake Big City, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Last Act of Lilka Kadison, and Peter Pan (A Play). Chicago credits: A Christmas Carol (2014–2018), Rock N’ Roll, Gas For Less and King Lear at Goodman Theatre; The Wheel at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Oklahoma! at Paramount Theatre; The Good Book and The Illusion at Court Theatre; Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Caretaker and Heartbreak House at Writers Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II and Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; A Disappearing Number and Blood and Gifts at TimeLine Theatre Company; Othello (as Othello) at The Gift Theatre, and many others. Regional credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers and The Tempest at Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Love’s Labours Lost at Notre Dame Summer Shakespeare; Julius Caesar and Stuff Happens at PICT Classic Theatre, and four seasons with Orlando Shakespeare Theater. He has appeared in several films including The Merry Gentleman directed by Michael Keaton, on TV in Chicago Fire (NBC), and is a recipient of the 2011 3Arts Artist Award.

Bio as of 2018

Kareem Bandealy (Mick) plays it with menacing intensity. Bandealy’s edginess makes me continually wonder if he’s super manipulative or certifiably bonkers.

– Chicago Now

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EDUCATION

BFA in Theatre Performance, University of Central Florida

CREDITS AND AWARDS

  • THEATRE CREDITS

    Chicago:

    • A Christmas Carol (2014, 2015, 2016), Rock N’ Roll, Gas For Less, King Lear (Goodman Theatre)
    • The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II, Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
    • Oklahoma! (Paramount Theatre)
    • The Good Book, The Illusion (Court Theatre)
    • Julius Caesar, Hamlet, The Caretaker, Heartbreak House (Writers Theatre)
    • A Disappearing Number, Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre Company)
    • Othello (The Gift Theatre)

    Regional:

    • The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Three Musketeers, The Tempest (Illinois Shakespeare Festival)
    • Love’s Labours Lost (Notre Dame Summer Shakespeare)
    • Julius Caesar, Stuff Happens (PICT Classic Theatre)
    • Orlando Shakespeare Theater
  • FILM CREDITS

    • The Merry Gentleman (dir. Michael Keaton)
  • TELEVISION CREDITS

    • Chicago Fire (NBC)
  • AWARDS

    • 3Arts Artist Award (2011)