Phil Estrin

Phil Estrin

Actor, 2011 Season

   

Philip Estrin is pleased to return to the boards, after a 30 year absence from theatrical life. He was previously active in the theatrical community of Los Angeles, having performed there at venues including the Chamber Playhouse, Beverly Canon Playhouse, Synthaxis Theater Company, the Actors' Workshop Theater and the Lee Strasberg Institute. In the 60s and 70s, he studied acting and directing under Guy Stockwell, Rudy Solari, and Michael Shurtleff, and was fortunate to enroll in a summer acting seminar conducted by Stella Adler in 1978. He then pursued a career in law and is currently a California State judge. Since moving to the Bay Area in 1993, Philip has studied singing and voice with Bill McKenna (who understudied as Lt. Cable for the original roadshow company of Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific). Under Mr. McKenna's direction, Philip has performed in musical reviews on the Peninsula with Vintage Music Theater. Since returning to legitimate theater in 2011, he has been featured as "The Interrogator" in a production of David Mamet's Bobby Gould in Hell, and as Dr. Stuart Framingham in Beyond Therapy, both productions at the Shelton Studios, where he can soon be seen as H. C. Curry in N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker. His film credits include the role of Congressman Green in Witness 11, a docudrama about HUAC's investigation of the so-called "Hollywood Ten," currently in post-production.