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Lucien Douglas has enjoyed an extensive career as an actor in professional theatre, film, and television. His work has received critical acclaim in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Backstage, and Women's Wear Daily. He has played over 100 roles, which include being featured on Broadway with Zoe Caldwell and Dame Judith Anderson in Medea; Off-Broadway at New York's Roundabout Theatre in Naked, Family Business, Candida, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with John Rubinstein and John Wood; and at several regional theatres, including the Kennedy Center, Theatre Virginia, North Shore Music Theatre, and the Clarence Brown Company. Television and film credits include featured roles in Walker, Texas Ranger, Another World, One Life to Live, After the Fall (Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Faye Dunaway), Medea, A Glorious System of Things, Miss Congeniality (starring Sandra Bullock and Michael Caine), Man of the House (starring Tommy Lee Jones), and Sno Cone Stand (starring Morgan Fairchild), and most recently The American Experience: The War of the World for WGBH: PBS, Boston. In Austin, he received a Critics' Table Nomination as “Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy” for his performance in Annie Weisman's Be Aggressive at the State Theatre; he was also featured as “Walter Flood” in the ZACH Theatre (Austin) production of Becky's New Car, written and directed by Steven Dietz and starring Lauren Lane. At UT Austin he played the role of "Gaev" in The Cherry Orchard, featuring Lauren Lane and directed by Brant Pope; the role of "Holofernes" in Love's Labour's Lost directed by John Langs; and the role of “Baron de Charlus” in Camino Real directed by Mark Harrison.
Lucien Douglas is a recipient of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2012 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award (for which he also delivered the December 2012 College of Fine Arts Commencement Address), the 2010 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award, and the 2000 Texas Excellence Teaching Award for the University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts. Douglas is also a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association Adjudicators' Organization, and conducts workshops annually for approximately 600 high school students and drama teachers.
Douglas has also been a guest artist, garnering extensive credits in both academic and professional theatres across the country: he has been a director and/or guest instructor at The Juilliard School; North Carolina School of the Arts; New York University Graduate Acting Program; Penn State University; Clarence Brown Company at the University of Tennessee; University of Wyoming; St. Edward's University; and South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. He has also taught in New York City at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Weist-Barron Television School. He directed the Texas premiere of Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park at UT Austin in spring 2011; the world premiere of Robert Schenkkan's comedy The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune at UT Austin in fall 2005; The House of Bernarda Alba for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in fall 2006; as well as productions of The Threepenny Opera, Misalliance, and The Shadow Box at UT Austin, in addition to Putting It Together and Company for the UT School of Music Summer Opera program; in spring 2009, he directed Long Day's Journey Into Night for Ar Rud Productions in Austin.
On the concert stage, Lucien Douglas regularly narrates the dramatic presentation of Enoch Arden by Tennyson and Strauss with Dean Emeritus Robert Freeman at the piano; he also performs his personally devised solo presentation A Dream Within A Dream: Performing the Life and Works of Edgar A. Poe.
An avid supporter of high school theatre programs, Douglas conducts annual workshops for approximately twenty-five Texas high school drama programs as they prepare for their University Interscholastic League One Act Play competitions.
Lucien Douglas holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Michigan State University, a B.F.A. in Dramatic Arts from the University of Connecticut, and a certificate of professional training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.