Pat Shay spent ten years in Chicago, studying with Del Close, Charna Halpern, Mick Napier, and Ali Farahnakian, and performing, teaching, and coaching: including in touring casts for IO & the Second City. Along the way, he got to play leads in plays like Hamlet and Taming of the Shrew; and singing versions of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Pa Ingalls. With his wife, Mary Theresa Archbold, he’s written Pat & Mary Save Their Marriage and Jazz Hand, which has won awards and great reviews across the country – including making the final four of the NBC/Universal Shortcuts Festival. Pat has played Brian in both Off-Broadway runs of Flanagan’s Wake. He has been seen nationwide in commercials for Hardware and Insurance, and has bobsledded through the audience of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.