TED LANGE certainly exemplifies the Renaissance Man Theatre Award that he received from the NAACP in Los Angeles and the Heroes and Legends HAL Lifetime Achievement Award. A prolific actor of stage and screen, director, author, and educator comprise the talents that have created a revered career and worldwide recognition.
An award winning theatrical director, Lange received the Artistic Director Achievement Award, as Director of an Original Play for his comedy Lemon Meringue Facade and the Dramalogue Award for outstanding directing of The Visit. Lange also received the Oakland Ensemble Theatre’s Paul Robeson Award and the James Cagney Directing Fellow Scholarship Award from the American Film Institute. Other highlights from his stage directing include: an interracial Hamlet starring Glynn Turman, an avant-
Honored to be named a mentee of James Burrows, Lange’s film directing career includes: “Moesha,” “Love Boat: The Next Wave,” “In the House”, and “The Wayans Brothers”. His directing expertise also encompasses a pilot he co-
A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lange has written seventeen plays and garnered multiple theatrical awards. Behind the Mask — An Evening with Paul Laurence Dunbar is Lange’s own one-
Lange made his Broadway acting debut in the musical hit Hair and his theatrical acting careers spans over fifty plays including South Coast Repertory’s Piano Lesson, Sunshine Boys, Biloxi Blues, and a national tour of Driving Miss Daisy. His passion for Shakespeare has led to the roles of Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Bottom in Midsummer’s Night Dream, and leads in MacBeth, King Henry VI, and Romeo and Juliet. Other credits include Othello, in which he directed and starred in the stage version at the Inner City Cultural Center.
As a star of the television classic “The Love Boat”, Lange’s ten seasons as Isaac Washington earned him global recognition. His television acting career also includes “That’s My Mama,” “Mr. T and Tina,” and guest appearances on “Evening Shade,” “Family Matters,” “In the Heat of the Night,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Lange was the 1997 Co-
Lange was named an adjunct associate professor at the School of Cinema/Television at USC, where he taught a weekly course in film directing. In addition to this, he also lectures on Shakespeare and acting at high schools and colleges across the nation. When asked about the diversity of his career, Lange states, “The duty of the artist is to find his muse, then let her rip.”