Joseph Pulitzer

Crane River audiences may remember Ross Wheeler as Reverend Shaw in their 2014 production of Footloose. Now, Ross is happy to return to Crane River Theater as Joseph Pulitzer in Newsies! Having performed mostly in his native area of Chicago, Ross loves to explore exceptional regional theaters across the country. Previous credits include: Guys on Ice, Footloose, Church Basement Ladies: Rise Up O Men (Old Creamery Theater); Next to Normal (Fox Country Players & Heritage Theater Festival), Footloose (Crane River Theater); Sweet Charity, Camelot,(Wagon Wheel Theater); and over 900 performances of Frankie or Smudge in Forever Plaid, including 3 productions directed by the author, Stuart Ross. (Drury Lane Oakbrook; Marcus Center, Milwaukee; McLeod Summer Playhouse; Theatre at the Center, Munster, IN; Royal George Theater, Chicago; Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas).  Of all the roles he gets to play, he is most thankful for the opportunity to play the role of father and husband, and is super proud of his wife as she earns her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults this summer. “More than three!”