Mr. Yando performed as Scar in the national tour of The Lion King for three years. Winner of five Joseph Jefferson awards, he was honored as Chicago Magazine’s Best Actor in Chicago, where he makes his home. Larry received DePaul University’s Excellence in the Arts Award and was the recipient of the 2014 Sarah Siddons Award for Chicago’s Leading Man. Also in 2014, Larry was named Wall Street Journal's Performer of the Year. In 2019, Larry worked with the theatre legend Peter Brook and toured Europe with his production of BATTLEFIELD. Mr. Yando has taught advanced acting classes at The Theatre School at DePaul University, Northwestern University and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Classical Training Program. In 2010, he was one of nine actors chosen to be a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow.