The Art of Change

Award Winning Actor/UCSC Theater Arts Professor, Danny Scheie, Talks About His Storied Career

Episode Summary

After over 30 years at UC Santa Cruz, Professor Danny Scheie is retiring from teaching, but thankfully not from acting. He’s enjoyed a spectacular career as a stage actor, winning numerous awards, including the Bay Area Critics Circle Award three times for Leading Actor; two times for Supporting Actor, and once for directing. His sharp and hilarious observations make him the ideal guest, and it’s no wonder that he’s not only a very beloved professor, but also an exceptionally talented actor.

Episode Notes

In this episode, host, Maureen Dixon Harrison, had the great honor of talking with theater arts professor and San Francisco Bay Area theater legend Danny Scheie as he was preparing for a live reading event of his signature piece, Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, which will be a fundraiser for the newly established Danny Scheie Scholarship Fund. 

The play will be presented over Zoom on April 23, 2021 and stars Scheie as the Dromio twins -- a part he’s made famous over the years -- along with an impressive cast of UCSC students and alumni. 

After over 30years at UC Santa Cruz, Professor Scheie is retiring from teaching, but thankfully not from acting. He’s enjoyed a spectacular career as a stage actor, winning numerous awards, including the Bay Area Critics Circle Award three times for Leading Actor; two times for Supporting Actor, and once for directing. 

Scheie also has earned consistently rave reviews from major publications like the New York Times, Variety, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and several others for the wide array of principal roles he’s performed at top theaters all over the country. 

As you’ll discover in this insightful talk, he candidly discusses his loves, his loses, his addictions, and even his fears. 

His sharp and hilarious observations make him the ideal guest, and it’s no wonder that he’s not only a very beloved professor, but also an exceptionally talented actor. 

We hope you’ll enjoy this lively conversation which, due to continuing COVID restrictions, was recorded on Zoom.

This podcast was produced, edited, written and hosted by Maureen Dixon Harrison, Asst. Director of Communications, Arts at UC Santa Cruz.

Theme music by Eric Mack.

"Midnight Tale" by Kevin MacLeod.

For more information about the UC Santa Cruz Arts Division and upcoming events, please go to: https://arts.ucsc.edu