Alex was first cast in HISTORY BOYS at TimeLine, for which he received the Jeff Award for Supporting Actor. It was also his introduction to Chicago theatre professionally.

I joke about this, but it’s pretty true. I owe everything to TimeLine. Doing HISTORY BOYS allowed me to strip away artifice and embrace truth. That character of Posner was the darkest role I’d ever done and the simplest work I’d ever done, thanks in no small part to Nick Bowling’s meticulous and formative direction.

He has also appeared in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV and THE NORMAL HEART at TimeLine. In 2011, he joined the company as an Associate Artist. His involvement in the company is most motivated by the TimeLine Family. Having a home at TimeLine has been hugely important to his life.

Selected Chicago credits include HAND TO GOD (Jeff Award, Victory Gardens), THE GOOD BOOK (Court), MARY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Goodman), TUG OF WAR, SHORT SHAKES! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MADNESS OF GEORGE III and JULIUS CAESAR (Chicago Shakespeare), PETER PAN (Lookingglass), OCTOBER SKY (Marriot Lincolnshire), YOU NEVER CAN TELL (Remy Bumppo), THE RAINMAKER (Jeff Nomination) and ROUGH CROSSING (First Folio), SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Jeff Nomination) and THE TEMPERAMENTALS (About Face), and AH! WILDERNESS (Eclipse, Jeff Nomination).  Alex spent five years as Paramedic Alan Chout on NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO PD. Other TV credits include EMPIRE (Fox), LIVING WITH YOURSELF (Netflix), and the upcoming INVENTING ANNA (Netflix).  Film Credits include BLACK BOX, SCROOGE & MARLEY and AN ACCEPTABLE LOSS. He is a Stakeholder with The Back Room Shakespeare Project.

In 2018, Alex made his Broadway Debut in the Original Cast of the Tony Award Winning Play HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD and now lives in New York City.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Member of Actors' Equity Association

His name is Alex Weisman

During rehearsals for My Name is Asher Lev, Artistic Director PJ Powers (PJP) spoke with actor and TimeLine Associate Artist Alex Weisman (AW) about his experience portraying the title character. (PJP) How familiar were you with …

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