American actor and director Richard Schiff has just completed a limited run in David Mamet’s Speed the Plow in the West End. Best known for his Emmy award-winning role as the White House communications director Toby Ziegler in the cult television series The West Wing.
In 2006 he returned to the stage to perform Underneath the Lintel a one act, single character existential comedy by Glen Berger at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It’s about a librarian who embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a book that is 113 years overdue. It’s in the form of a 90 minute lecture to the audience. The following year he appeared in the West End production at the Duchess Theatre. Richard also performed a radio version for the BBC which aired in January 2008.
Richard kindly signed this sketch of him as ‘the librarian’ between shows on the final day of Speed the Plow at the London Playhouse Theatre on Saturday (29.11.14).