Leontyne Mbele-Mbong

Actor Bio

Bay Area actress and production manager for the African-American Shakespeare Company (AASC), Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, is delighted for this opportunity to explore Macbeth for a second time, having previously played seven different roles, including Lady Macbeth, in a 5-person all-female production. Leontyne has done 13 Shakespeare productions, and will be doing her third Richard III this summer with the AASC, but her favorite has to be playing Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. Besides Shakespeare, Leontyne performs at theaters around the Bay Area: favorites include Breakfast with Mugabe and Temple at the Aurora, Top Girls at Shotgun Players, and most recently Watch on the Rhine at Berkeley Rep and the Guthrie in Minneapolis, which earned her her Equity Card and an opportunity to visit her alma mater in St. Paul, Macalester College.

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