English in Action: The English-Speaking Union

National Shakespeare Competition

Distinguished Past Judges

The English-Speaking Union is grateful for the thousands of actors, directors, scholars and educators nationwide who have served as judges over the program's history, including: 

Emily Bergl*
Andre Braugher
Kate Burton
Maurice Charney
Ralph Alan Cohen
Kelly Curran*
Blythe Danner
Barry Edelstein
Sarah Enloe
Robert Giroux
Heidi Griffiths
Matt Harrington*
Rosemary Harris
Helen Hayes
Edward Herrmann
Christopher Hodgkins
Dana Ivey
Peter Francis James
Michael Klein
Heather Lind*
Kristin Linklater
Michael LoMonico
Alexandra López
Peter MacNicol
Jesse L. Martin
Cynthia Nixon
Dr. Peggy O'Brien
Geoffrey Owens
Tina Packer
Annie Parisse
Sarah Jessica Parker
Nancy Piccione
Phylicia Rashad
Sid Ray
Lynne Redgrave
Christopher Reeve
A.L. Rowse
Louis Scheeder
Michael Sexton
Jean Simmons
Joe Sofranko*
Richard Thomas
Graham Turner
Courtney B. Vance
Diane Venora
Sam Waterston
Dianne Wiest
Gene Wilder
Irene Worth
Michael York

Emily Bergl*
Andre Braugher
Kate Burton
Maurice Charney
Ralph Alan Cohen
Kelly Curran*
Blythe Danner
Barry Edelstein
Sarah Enloe
Robert Giroux
Heidi Griffiths
Matt Harrington*
Rosemary Harris
Helen Hayes
Edward Herrmann
Christopher Hodgkins
Dana Ivey
Peter Francis James

Michael Klein
Heather Lind*
Kristin Linklater
Michael LoMonico
Alexandra López
Peter MacNicol
Jesse L. Martin
Cynthia Nixon
Dr. Peggy O'Brien
Geoffrey Owens
Tina Packer
Annie Parisse
Sarah Jessica Parker
Nancy Piccione
Sid Ray
Phylicia Rashad
Lynne Redgrave
Christopher Reeve
A.L. Rowse
Louis Scheeder
Michael Sexton
Jean Simmons
Joe Sofranko*
Richard Thomas
Graham Turner
Courtney B. Vance
Diane Venora
Sam Waterston
Dianne Wiest
Gene Wilder
Irene Worth
Michael York

* Competition Alumni