George Keating is a busy member of Actors’ Equity Association known for roles at The Paramount Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Marriott, Drury Lane, Fox Valley Rep, Court Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and The Goodman. He played opposite Richard Chamberlain on the National Tour of Scrooge. Favorite roles include George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins, P.T. Barnum in Barnum, Gus/Growltiger in Cats, Enoch Snow in Carousel and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show. He performed solo at The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway as the Emcee of The Sing-A-Long Wizard of Oz. Committed to Theatre for Young Audiences he has played, among others: The Cat in the Hat, The Scarecrow, The Mouse King, The Beast and Snoopy. Directing credits include productions adapted from Tolstoy, Strindberg, Giradoux, Marquez, Atwood and, the world premiere of Set Up by Dan Noonan. He has often been a guest artist, director and acting teacher at New Trier High School and at many colleges and universities. He was Core Faculty at the Cherubs heatre program at Northwestern where he taught acting and voice and movement for 11 years and directed 8 productions. He is a co-founder of TheatreBAM Chicago and originated the role of George in Schoolhouse Rock Live!. He stopped counting after 2,000 performances of SRL! in Chicago, cities from coast-to-coast and off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre. He directed the most recent production of Schoolhouse Rock Live! at the Marriott Theatre. George received his B.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.