Meet the cast: J. Paul Boehmer of 'As You Like It'

J. Paul Boehmer quote

Boehmer, Paul Aug 2012At the Theatre Company: The Three Musketeers, Heartbreak House. He has appeared on Broadway in Sir Peter Hall’s An Ideal Husband and in the New York and Off-Broadway premier of Miss Evers’ Boys. Regionally he has played Hamlet at the Dallas Shakespeare Festival and has appeared in two summer Shakespeare seasons and The Constant Wife at The Old Globe. Other theatres include Arena Stage, A.C.T., Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Missouri Rep, Laguna Playhouse, Cleveland Play House and many more. TV and film include Skyline, The Thomas Crowne Affair, The Good German, “Star Trek Voyager,” “Deep Space Nine” and “Enterprise,” “Frasier,” and AMC’s “The Lot.”

​Duke Senior/Duke Frederic in As You Like It

  • J Paul Boehmer. Photo Credit: Adams Visual Communications.Hometown: Los Angeles
  • Training: Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware
  • What was the role that changed your life? Hamlet. It was the one role that demanded I use all my skills and ability and also be absolutely present at every moment of every rehearsal and performance. The other role was Heisenberg in Copenhagen, directed by Bruce Sevy, for exactly the same reason.
  • Why are you an actor? Being an actor is what I always wanted to be, so I am living the dream.
  • What would you be doing if you weren’t an actor? I think I would be a teacher, I think that is what actors do also.
  • Ideal scene partner: I would have to say that working with Judy Dench would be a dream come true. I love her work, and I think it would be a thrill.
  • Why does this play matter? Because it asks us at all turns who we think we are, and what do we put on to support that image we try to maintain?
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of As You Like It? I hope the audience has a lovely evening at the theatre.
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is … “ to work on fulfilling projects.

Photo: J. Paul Boehmer as Duke Senior/Duke Frederic in ‘As You Like It,’ playing through Nov. 1. Credit: Adams Visual Communications.

More 2015-16 ‘Meet the Cast’ profiles:
Adeoye, the Cheshire Cat in Lookingglass Alice
Molly Brennan, the Red Queen in Lookingglass Alice
Kevin Douglas, the White Rabbit in Lookingglass Alice
Micah Figueroa, understudy in Lookingglass Alice
Maurice Jones, Orlando in As You Like It
Geoffrey Kent, Actor, Assistant Director and Fight Director in As You Like It
Emily Kron, Phoebe in As You Like It
Nick LaMedica, Sylvius in As You Like It
Samuel Taylor, the White Knight in Lookingglass Alice
Matt Zambrano, Touchstone in As You Like It
Lindsey Noel Whiting, Alice in Lookingglass Alice

As You Like It: Ticket information

  • Sept. 25-Nov. 1
  • Presented by the DCPA Theatre Company
  • Space Theatre
  • 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • TTY: 303-893-9582
  • Groups of 15 or more: 303-446-4829
  • Also: Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at
  • Please be advised that the Denver Center for the Performing Arts – – is the only authorized online ticket provider for the Denver engagement of ‘As You Like It.’

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    Costume corner: Letting it all go in the Arden Forest
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    Official show page

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