Actor Lee Ernst, a consummate performing artist and resident at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, views his profession as a complex set of skills. His personal repertoire includes the added dimensions of fight choreographer and makeup artist. Ernst’s current season at The Rep began with the demanding role of Cyrano, where he also crafted the famous nose and directed the swashbuckling sword scenes.
It continues with his part in Samuel Beckett’s classic Endgame. Ernst, a 15-year veteran with The Rep, speaks about the art of being an actor.