Director Spotlight

Charles Heuvelman

     Charles is a native St. Louisan.  He has been a local stage, film, video and audio actor for decades.  He appeared on the Goldenrod Showboat in the late 1990's, in productions of "The Odd Couple," "A Christmas Carol" and "Sherlock Holmes Mysteries," when it was located in St. Charles, Missouri.  He has been enamored with the boat ever since attending some shows there in the 1970's, when it was on the St. Louis riverfront.  He considers performing on board to be a highlight of his acting career and hopes he and others will have that opportunity in the future.

     He received training at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Forest Park College and has served on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Shakespeare Company.  He also was elected to a four-year term as a committeeman for the St. Louis City Republican Central Committee.  He has had experience in graphic arts, radio announcing, modeling, enumerating and fast-food preparation. He was a gallery assistant at the St. Louis Science Center for several years and currently does participatory murder mysteries at the historic Bissell Mansion Dinner Theatre and clerical work at Barry Hyatt's jewelry shop.

     Charles has a special interest in history and preserving things that are distinctive and significant.  He once vacationed in Cincinnati, Ohio, specifically to visit the Majestic, the only other survivor from the original showboat era in America. He officially joined the HRPA in February 2015.

Contact information: cjrhillman@yahoo.com

Charles as Felix Unger in a performance of "The Odd Couple" aboard the Goldenrod Showboat in the 1990's.