John T rowland - earl of gloster













John Rowland is the Producer of "King Lear" as well as appearing as Gloster.  He is a past president of Ridgedale Players and founded the Ridgedale Shakespeare Festival in 1999.  He has directed "Taming of the Shrew," "Hamlet" and"The Tempest" at Ridgedale and appeared in "As You Like It," playing both Dukes.  He has also appeared at Schoolcraft College in 1998, playing the title role in "The Merchant of Venice." 

When not involved in Shakespeare, John is an attorney in private practice in Waterford, Michigan.  He is currently magistrate at the 51st District Court and is a former Oakland        County Commissioner and Secretary of the Oakland  County Airport Authority.  He can be reached at (248) 666-5000.