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John Lithgow stars in the Public's production of Shakespeare's classic.

Watch Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear Star John Lithgow Talk Beards, Swagger & Upset New Yorkers

Watch Shakespeare in the Park's King Lear Star John Lithgow Talk Beards, Swagger & Upset New Yorkers
John Lithgow

Is that Santa Claus?! A well-bearded John Lithgow, fresh off the Delacorte stage from a King Lear tech rehearsal, stopped by The Tonight Show on July 17. The Tony winner sat down to chat with Jimmy Fallon about his latest stint with Shakespeare in the Park, including the facial hair that comes with playing the titular king. “It’s making me feel nice and old,” Lithgow said, before going on to explain how the beard has changed his swagger. Unfortunately, not everyone is a fan, including a particularly pissed off New Yorker who just wants the Oscar nominee to shave. Check out the clip below as Lithgow teases just a snippet of a famous Act III monologue, then catch him in King Lear beginning July 22!

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