Presented by: Learning From Performers
Tickets: Admission free (tickets/RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first-served, subject to venue capacity.
A two-time Tony Award nominee for his roles in the musicals “The Full Monty” (2000–01) and “Oklahoma!” (2002) and a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominee for the 2003 HBO miniseries “Angels in America,” Patrick Wilson will lead a master class for Harvard undergraduate vocalists.
Wilson has appeared in feature films such as “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004), “Little Children” (2006), “Watchmen” (2009), “Insidious” (2010), “Insidious: Chapter 2” (2013), and “The Conjuring” (2013). On television, he starred in the CBS drama series “A Gifted Man” (2011–12), and the second season of FX's anthology series “Fargo” (2015), for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Miniseries or Television Film.
In 1995, Wilson graduated with a B.F.A. in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University. Shortly after, in 1995, he made his acting debut as an understudy in the role of Chris in the U.S. touring production of “Miss Saigon,” and in 1996 he portrayed Billy Bigelow in the national tour of “Carousel.” A role in the Off-Broadway production of “Bright Lights, Big City” (1999) followed, and Wilson made his Broadway theatre debut in “The Full Monty” (2000), for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. In 2002, Wilson’s performance as Curly in the Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” received critical acclaim, and was again nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical.
Wilson made his first film appearance in “The Alamo,” in 2004; the following year, he starred alongside Ellen Page in the psychological thriller film “Hard Candy.” In addition to co-starring with Kate Winslet in Todd Field’s “Little Children” in 2006, he appeared in the Golden Globe Award-nominated “Running With Scissors” directed by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Pitt. In 2014 Wilson was cast in the independent Western film “Bone Tomahawk” opposite Kurt Russell and Matthew Fox. Last year he joined the cast of John Lee Hancock’s biopic “The Founder,” based on the life of McDonald's fast food restaurants founder Ray Kroc.
This project is supported by the Bernard H. and Mildred Kayden Artist in Residence Fund.