Edward Hightower (Role) has previously appeared at [THEATRE COMPANY] as [ROLE] in [Title Of Show]. Most recently, Edward played 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.


I’ve won a few awards for my work on stage. I’ve been nominated for a few awards for my work as a director. I’ve directed an internationally-distributed feature film that premiered on Animal Planet in 2011 and was (until recently) streaming on Netflix — a project which has not even garnered me a bad review on Rotten Tomatoes. Fun Fact: Absolutely none of this is enough to get me hired part-time at REI or OSH, in spite of my rabid obsession with backpacking and gardening, often at the same time. (How else do you think all that weed got planted in Yosemite? Call me Johnny MunchieSeed. Or Eddy McWeedersons. Or Pagan McWankenstein. Call me whatever you want, as long as you’re calling to offer a living wage in exchange for my work as actor, director or writer.)

I’ve flirted with comedy for a long time. Here’s proof:

The other fellow in that video is Sam Craig. He blows fartbubbles from his nose because his mouth is an ass. Truth. Amen. Hallelujah. Pass the biscuits.


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