Film Bio:
Classically trained, Edward is an award-winning actor on stage and screen. On film, Edward stars as reclusive filmmaker J.S. In Michael Allen Henessy’s Critic (2023), as power hungry CEO Wallace White in Henry & Anderson’s The Merger [Best Comedy Performance (happily shared with Will Springhorn), Skiptown Film Festival; Best Actor, Absurd Film Festival], and as charismatic billionaire Daniel Fillmore in Hassan Said’s groundbreaking This Is Your Song (2019).

A survivor of The Boston Conservatory’s rigorous BFA program, Edward has worked consistently for the last 3 decades–an unlikely occurrence, according to several of his professors.

Regional theatrical credits include Max Bialystock in The Producers, Frog in A Year With Frog & Toad, Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha and Lord Farquaad in Shrek. As a veteran member of the San Francisco cast of The Dinner Detective, Edward has been solving the mystery of awesomeness for nearly a decade.

Edward is a very good cook, an exceptional gardener and an avid outdoorsman. He would rather be backpacking at just about any time (he’ll happily talk your ear off about it), having successfully thru-hiked the JMT twice–the second time solo. While Edward has many other long-haul trails in his sights, he is focused on the most important path (and his best role to date), fatherhood.

A skilled improviser and occasional stand-up comedian, Edward thrives in both long- and short-form improvisation; audience interaction is his superpower, and he looks forward to dazzling your audiences–cinematic or theatrical–in every way possible.

Theatre Bio:
Edward Hightower* (Role) has previously appeared at [THEATRE COMPANY] as [ROLE] in [Title Of Show]. Most recently, Edward played Jacob Marley in Scrooge In Love at 42nd Street Moon, the Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show and Bazaine/Reidel in Luis Valdez’s Adiós Mamá Carlota at San Jose Stage Company (World Premiere). Prior to that: Cervantes / Quixote in Man of La Mancha at Custom Made Theatre Company (2019 SFBATCC Award), Neville Craven in The Secret Garden at 42nd Street Moon, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Billy Flynn in Chicago at Lucky Penny in Napa, Luther Billis in South Pacific at Woodminster Amphitheatre, and Dr. Danielson in The North Pool at Dragon Theatre. Other favorites include Lord Farquaad in Shrek at Woodminster Apmhitheatre (2016 TBA Award), Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre, Clown Two in The 39 Steps at San Jose Stage Company, Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music at Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, The Storyteller in Cotton Patch Gospel at Custom Made Theatre Company, and the Emcee in Cabaret at Napa Valley Broadway Playhouse. He has performed with Theatreworks, Berkeley Playhouse and Sierra Rep, among others. Edward is represented by MDT, and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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