Lewis D. Wheeler (Martin) has previously appeared with CSC’s American Voices in Thornton Wilder’s The Long Christmas Dinner, and with CSC on the Common in Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew. Regional theatre credits include Pinter’s No Man’s Land (IRNE nominee, Best Supporting Actor) (American Repertory Theatre); Doubt, An Ideal Husband (Gloucester Stage Company); Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (Underground Railway/Central Square Theatre); A Number, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Underpants, The Glass Menagerie (Lyric Stage); Garcin in No Exit (Payomet Performing Arts Center); Arcadia (IRNE nominee, Best Actor), Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida (Publick Theatre); Silence, Cyrano (New Rep); Butley (Huntington Theatre); Christy in Playboy of the Western World, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Wellesley Summer Theatre); Brutus in Julius Caesar, title roles in Hamlet and Macbeth (Shakespeare Now); The Mousetrap (Stoneham); The Weir (TCAN); A Perfect Ganesh (Vineyard Playhouse). He has appeared the past four summers at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod in The Bald Soprano, Last Train to Nibroc, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, What the Butler Saw, Danny Casolaro Died for You, Colorado, What Then, and in 2011 Daniel Morris’ four-actor adaptation of An Ideal Husband (co-production with American Stage in Florida). Lewis played WWII Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski in Marc Smith’s Karski at the Kosciuszko Foundation in NY, also performed in Worcester and at Elms College, Chicopee. With Theatre Masters (Aspen), he workshopped Ronan Noone’s Little Black Dress.
Film credits include The Company Men, Gone Baby Gone, Side by Each (with Blythe Danner), Underdog, The Game Plan, Pink Panther 2, Don McKay. For television, he played Geoff Babson on Brotherhood (Showtime), ‘Laddie’ in Louisa May Alcott (PBS/American Masters), and has acted in numerous other WGBH/PBS productions.
Lewis performs in improv-based training programs at Boston Children’s Hospital and IPEP (Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice), helping medical professionals improve communication skills in challenging medical situations. He is also a member of Theatre Espresso, performing interactive, historical dramas for students across New England. Lewis studied theatre and film at Cornell University and received his MFA from the American Film Institute (AFI). Lewis is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, AFTRA, and SAG and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).