(Fred Mertz) has performed with Court, Victory Gardens, St. Nicholas, Travel Light, Clarence Brown and Station Theatres and Oak Park Shakespeare Festival. Original Chicago cast member of Shear Madness logging over 1300 performances. Recent roles – Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Herbie in Gypsy and Mr. Abramson in Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight. National and Regional commercials, from burgers, banks & beer, to cars and Kleenex.  Assistant Producer for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in its infancy. 26 years of private practice as a Therapeutic Body Worker (pettyjohnbodytherapy.com) Thanks to his partner, Dr. Sandeep Agnihotri and their daughters, Cassie and Milli.