From 1974 to 1976 Ron Perlman worked with the Classic Stage Company performing works by Ibsen, Chekhov, Pinter, O’Neill, and Shakespeare.
He made his professional debut in THE ARCHITECT AND THE EMPEROR OF ASSYRIA at La Mama, directed by Tom O’Horgon. Ron played the role of The Emperor. January 15, 1977.
He also appeared in the following productions directed by Tom O’Horgon.
AMERICAN HEROES: A musical set in Hell: In the role of Satan. Performed in Washington, DC, and then New York and Broadway.
THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI: In the role of Arturo Ui.
PAL JOEY: In the role of Ludlow Lowell. A musical comedy set in Chicago in the late 1930's.
Other productions include:
TIEBELE AND HER DEMON: In the role of Beadle Treitel, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York, with F. Murray Abraham and Laura Esterman. Directed by Steven Tanee. (12/16/1979 - 1/6/1980)
TARTUFFE: In the role of Tartuffe. Comedy, farce, directed by Chris Martin.
LA TRAGEDIE DE CARMEN: In the role of Pastia. Directed by Peter Brook; ran for six months at the Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York. 17.11.83 - 28.4.84
HEDDA GABLER: In the role of Eilbert Lovborg.
WOYZECK: In the role of Woyzeck. Directed by Chris Martin.
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: In the role of Valentine. A musical comedy directed by David Feldshuh. Set in Verona, Milan and the forest.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE: In the role of Lucio. Directed by Stuart Vaughn.
SCHOOL OF BUFFOONS.
HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES: In the role of Billy Einhorn. Directed by Charles Nolte.
THE ICEMAN COMETH: In the role of Chuck Morello. Drama, directed by Warren Frost.
DOWN AN ALLEY FILLED WITH CATS: With Roy Dotrice.
SUNSET: (Later PLATINUM) Musical starring Alexis Smith. Directed by Tommy Tune. Ron played the role of D.J.Rollins. Sept 30 - Oct 29, 1977.
MY LIFE IN ART: In the role of a crazy Romanian director. A satirical comedy with Jonathan Frackes; Tiffany Theatres, Los Angeles, CA. 1987.
SELF STORAGE:(1990) In the role of Cliff. Directed by Dan Lauria. The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA;
A FEW GOOD MEN: In the role of Nathan Jessop. Directed by Don Scardio. The Music Box Theatre on Broadway, New York; 12.6.90 - 1.12.90.
LOVE LETTERS: In the role of Andrew Makepeace Ladd III. With Linda Hamilton; Directed by Ted Weiant. The Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA; 30.7.91 - 3.8.91.
BUS STOP: In the role of Dr Gerald Lyman. Directed by Josephine R. Abady; The Circle in the Square Theatre on Broadway, New York; 3.2.96 - 17.3.96.
MEETING OF MINDS: In the role of Martin Luther. A lively discussion programme directed by Frank Menga at the Steve Allen Theater, Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, C.A. October 25, 2009.