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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Milwaukee actor Jonathan Smoots

Milwaukee actor Jonathan Smoots had a gift for reading aloud when he was growing up in the Chicago suburb of Elmwood Park in the 1950s. That talent pleased his mother, the daughter of a Lutheran minister. “My mother always thought I was going to be a minister,” says Smoots, 54, the husband of fellow actor Laura Gordon, who is a company member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. “Of course, there are a lot of parallels between acting and preaching.” For the past 28 years, Smoots has practiced his dramatic ministry on stages in New Jersey and Wisconsin, both in Milwaukee and, especially . . .

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