Shuler Hensley Biography (1967-)

Born March 1, 1967, in Marietta, GA; son of Sam (a civil engineer and football player) and Iris Hensley (a ballerina and artistic director; maiden name, Shuler); married Paula DeRosa (a yoga and fitness instructor), 1995; children:Skyler Elizabeth.

Birth Details
March 1, 1967
Marietta, Georgia, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Fritz, The Nutcracker, Georgia Ballet, 1971
  • Don Giovanni, Chautauqua Festival, NY, 1990
  • La boheme, Chautauqua Festival, NY, 1990
  • The Magic Flute, Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1993
  • The Phantom of the Opera, Hamburg, Germany, 1996-1997
  • Jud Fry, Oklahoma!, Royal National Theatre, London, 1998, then Lyceum Theatre, London, 1999
  • Javert, Les miserables, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 2000-2001
  • The creature, Frankenstein: The Musical, Park Performing Arts Center, NJ, 2001
  • Jud Fry, Oklahoma!, Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003
  • Broadway Barks 4, Shubert Alley, New York City, 2002
  • Also appeared as Joe, The Most Happy Fella, Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee, WI; Miles Gloriosus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to theForum, Brevard Music Center, NC; Judge Turpin, Sweeney Todd, University of Georgia; Pitkin, On the Town, North Shore Music Theatre, Boston, MA; Curley, Oklahoma!, Skylight Opera Theatre; Raff Brinker, The Silver Skates, New York State Theater; Jud Fry, Oklahoma!, North Shore Music Theatre, Boston, MA; in Faust, Chautauqua Festival, NY;Carmen; Pirates of Penzance, Theatre Virginia; Patience,New York G&S Players.
  • Film Appearances
  • Sabrina, 1995
  • Pino Pyzola, The Bread, My Sweet, 2000
  • Hick farmer, Someone Like You (also known as Animal Attraction), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Keith Jackson, Monday Night Mayhem, TNT, 2002
  • Specials
  • Jud Fry, Oklahoma!, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "Just Friends," Ed, NBC, 2000
  • Deadline, NBC, 2000
  • Bob Arnovitz, "Small Town Guys," Ed, 2002
  • Also appeared in Gary Powers, BBC; All My Children, ABC.
  • Other
  • Appeared in The Tenderland; In Question of Love.

Further Reference


    • Christian Science Monitor, May 17, 2002
    • Opera News, August, 2002, p. 10
    • Playbill, June 30, 2002, p. 15
    • Shuler Hensley Official Site,, November 19, 2002

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