Walter Coppage has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC, KC Rep Theatre, St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, Coterie Theatre, Unicorn Theatre, KC Actors Theatre, Spinning Tree Theatre and Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. Past roles include: Charlotte/Mr. Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, Gabriel in Fences, MLK in The Mountaintop, Dr. Copeland in The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Mr. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol, Rev. Peters in The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime, Rat in Welcome To Fear City, Polonius in Hamlet, Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Harmond Wilks in Radio Golf, Chutes and Ladders in Water By The Spoonful, Christian in Ruined; Charles in The Clean House, Pee Wee in Carter’s Way, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Eugene in Yellowman, Jekyll in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Touchstone in As You Like It, Uncle Peck in How I Learned To Drive, and Testifier Polynieces in The Gospel at Colonus. He is a founding member of KC Actors Theatre, the Unicorn Theatre’s Actor Ambassador for the National New Play Network and advisory board member for KC Film Festival International. Awards include: Regional Emmy Award for KCPT’s Meet The Past (Tom Bass), KC Pitch “Critics Choice” for “Best Actor” as the Stage Manager in Our Town (2009) and “Best Portrayal of an Icon” for MLK in The Mountaintop (2013). He made his directorial debut with Spinning Tree Theatre’s Black Pearl Sings, followed by Athol Fugard’s The Island for KC Actors Theatre and the Coterie Theatre’s Hana’s Suitcase, a co-production with Tradewinds Arts Group and UMKC Theatre, with assistance from the Mid-West Holocaust Center. Walter also appears in feature films, including All Creatures Here Below, Goodland, The Profit, Jayhawkers, Destination: Planet Negro, In The Wake Of Ire, James Ellroy’s Stay Clean, The Only Good Indian, Last Ounce of Courage. His TV credits include: Detroiters (Comedy Central Guest Star) Chicago Med (NBC), Gone In The Night (CBS mini series), The Only Witness (Lifetime), All Roads Lead Home (Showtime), A Deadly Vision (ABC), Truman (HBO).