Ted Pugh began his professional career in 1961 in Washington DC’s Arena Stage. An actor in New York for almost 40 years, Mr. Pugh originated the role of Ozzie Babson in the Broadway production of Irene. He was also seen on Broadway in Five O’Clock Girl. A founding member of the Long Wharf theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, he has also appeared in a number of Off-Broadway productions and in regional theatres throughout the US.
He is co-founder and co-artistic director of The Actors’ Ensemble, a company of actors founded in New York in 1985. Mr. Pugh taught the Michael Chekhov acting technique at the former Michael Chekhov acting studio in New York City and has taught workshops throughout the US, Europe, Croatia and the former Soviet Union. He has been seen in many roles for the ensemble, including the king in Ionesco’s Exit the King, James Tyrone in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Claudius in Hamlet, Gardner Church in Tina Howe’s Painting Churches, Howard in Charles Mees’ First Love, and Mr. Pugh in Under Milkwood.