Known for her countless leading roles in the theatre, as well as on-screen in film and television, Lily Rabe has paved her path as a highly acclaimed, versatile actress.
In Dan Sullivan’s The Merchant of Venice (Broadway, The Public Theater), Rabe played the iconic role of Portia opposite Al Pacino; for her performance, she received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. Rabe has also starred in, to rave reviews, recent Shakespeare in the Park productions at The Public of Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Cymbeline. Regarding Rabe’s ability to interpret Shakespeare, Oskar Eustis, the Public Theatre’s artistic director, said, “I’m sure Balanchine felt this way when he found certain dancers.”
Rabe made her Broadway debut in Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, which garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination. Other Broadway credits include Seminar, The American Plan, and Heartbreak Ho