Gary Alexander is an actor, singer, and director based in Chicago. He has received wide critical acclaim for performances in dozens of productions in some of the Chicago area’s top theaters, including the Goodman, Drury Lane, the Ravinia Festival, Music Theater Works, 16th Street Theater, Light Opera Works, ShawChicago, Piven Theater, Noble Fool, the Shakespeare Project of Chicago, and Stage Left. On camera, he appeared as Dennis West in season 5 of Chicago Fire and in the film, The Prince & Me, II. He has also been seen in commercials for esurance and Smith Bros., industrials for Ace Hardware and GE, and in print for Bertolli Olive Oil, Walgreen's, and ESPN Magazine. Gary has also recently begun to work more as a director. He directed ShawChicago’s final production, The Doctor’s Dilemma, in spring of 2019 for which he received critical acclaim. Gary also created and directed Spooky Shakes on behalf of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago for the Chicago Cultural Mile Association and has assistant directed for noted director’s Matthew Ozawa and Barbara Zahora. Gary has also become a popular commentator on one of his great passions--the opera--and has emceed numerous concerts previewing upcoming seasons for the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.