March 16th, 2012 | Culture

Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 to star in “Hamlet” at Yale Rep

Paul Giamatti '89 DRA '94 won widespread acclaim for his role in 2004's "Sideways." He'll be acting at the Yale Rep next spring.
Paul Giamatti '89 DRA '94 won widespread acclaim for his role in 2004's "Sideways." He'll be acting at the Yale Rep next spring. Photo by YouTube.

Paul Giamatti ’89 DRA ’94 will bring the state of Denmark to campus in spring 2013 when he stars as Hamlet at the Yale Repertory Theater.

The play, which runs from March 15, 2013 to April 13, 2013, will be directed by James Bundy, dean of the School of Drama and the Rep’s Artistic Director, the New York Times reported Thursday. It’s the first time Giamatti, an Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actor, has played Hamlet, according to the Times.

The 2012-2013 season at the Rep will also include the world premiere of “Stunning,” a play by David Adjmi, and “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play,” by Sarah Ruhl.

Giamatti was on campus last spring to become the first recipient of Mory’s “Louis Award.” He also came to Yale in February for a Master’s Tea in Pierson College