Anthony Lawton has acted professionally for 18 years and is founder of The Mirror Theatre Company. He taught acting and directing for two years at the University of Notre Dame where he earned a B.A. in Classics. He received an M.F.A. in Acting from Temple University and has taught Beginning Acting at the University of Pennsylvania. He is well known for his one-man shows: Shel Silverstein's "The Devil and Billy Markham," and his own adaptations of C.S. Lewis' "The Great Divorce" and "The Screwtape Letters," as well as Frederick Buechner's "Godric." The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival billed Lawton as a performer who "delivers a wondrous ride filled with dazzling insight and languageā€¦a one-actor tour de force."

"Now this is storytelling. Anthony Lawton holds us rapt -- you can feel the intensity of the audience's attention -- with his masterful performance in The Great Divorce... Each character...comes to life through Lawton's voice as he walks that fine line between the dramatic and the narrative. He brings the old-fashioned, very literary vocabulary to life." -- Philadelphia Inquirer (2006)