has appeared in 33 productions of Shakespeare. Roles include: Iago, Claudius, Talbot, Margaret, Chorus, Leontes, Antonio (Tempest), as well as directing and playing the title role in Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, King Lear, Richard 2, Henry 4, Henry 5, Titus Andronicus and Richard 3.
He is the Founder/Artistic Director of The York Shakespeare Company and was the Assistant Artistic Director of the Jean Cocteau Repertory, playing Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet; The Cook in Mother Courage; Lexy in Candida; and Cléante in The Miser. For The Public Theater he has twice appeared in Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth directed by Moisés Kaufman and Romeo and Juliet directed by Michael Greif.
Mr. Duerr wrote and directed the first author-approved adaptation of one of Ian McEwan's novels, In Between the Sheets. He starred as Captain Ahab in Orson Welles' Moby Dick - Rehearsed in productions for The Acting Company and Twenty Feet Productions. Recent performances as Azdak in The Caucasian Chalk Circle for Sonnet Rep, John Proctor in The Crucible for manhattantheatresource and Tupolski in The Pillowman at APAC as well as directing and playing Jamie in YSCs production of Long Day's Journey Into Night and starring in the World Premiere and subsequent Off-Broadway premiere of four-time Emmy-winner Randy Cohen's The Punishing Blow.
Film: The Summoning of Everyman (Death), The Kindergarten Shuffle and the forthcoming The Jew of Malta (Barabas). He is the lead vocal actor in the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Mr. Duerr is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and The Dramatists' Guild and serves on the Advisory Board of Wingspan Arts with Donna Murphy and Scott Schwartz.
He will direct all of YSC's 10th Anniversary Season productions and play Antony, Antonio, Leontes, Orson, Junius Brutus Booth, Lear, and reprise his celebrated performances as Ahab in Moby Dick - Rehearsed and Leslie in The Punishing Blow.