Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance
Primary Academic Program: Theater and Performance
Biography:Bhavesh Patel is an actor who has appeared on stage in the 2017 revival of Present Laughter opposite Kevin Kline, the Broadway premiere of multiple Tony Award winner War Horse, the Off-Broadway production of India Ink, and Shakespeare in the Park’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream; and on screen in the television series The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, New Amsterdam, The Blacklist, Madame Secretary, Person of Interest, Elementary, and Gossip Girl, among others. In addition to his New York City theater work, he has performed at some of the country’s top regional theaters, including Westport County Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theater, and Berkshire Theater Festival. Patel is a member of the theater group Grundleshotz and, together with other members, wrote the book for the Gettin’ the Band Back Together, which premiered on Broadway in 2013. He previously taught at the New School and SUNY Albany and serves as a private acting coach/mentor.
BA, Southern Illinois University; certificate, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; MFA, New York University Tisch Schol of the Arts. At Bard since 2021.