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Wayne Messmer in 'The Story of Father Damien'

Beyond distinction as a professional speaker and singer, Wayne is an experienced performer who brings his skills as an actor and narrator to the stage and the studio. Messmer is a Professional Member of the Screen Actors Guild / American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG/AFTRA).

Audiences have seen and heard Wayne Messmer in live stage performances in leading roles over the years that include Gaylord Ravenal in “Showboat,” Emile deBeque in “South Pacific,” El Gallo in “The Fantasticks,” Petruchio in “Kiss Me Kate,” Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Albert Peterson in “Bye, Bye Birdie” and numerous musical reviews and cabaret shows. His commanding stage voice and booming baritone have entertained countless audiences.

Film credits include the feature role of the New York Yankees radio announcer in the Universal Pictures (1992) release, “The Babe” directed by Academy Award winner Arthur Hiller, starring John Goodman and Kelly McGillis.

(Top-Left Photo) As Wayne appeared in a featured role as the role as the NY Yankees’ Radio Announcer in the Universal Pictures (1992) release, “The Babe.”

The Damien Story

by Aldyth Morris

Wayne is strongly connected with the character of Father (Saint) Damien, “The Leper Priest of Molokai,” whom he has identified as his personal hero. In the one-man play Damien by Aldyth Morris, Messmer channels the powerful and inspirational stories of the challenges that Father Damien experienced while serving the community of the exiled lepers (Hansen’s Disease) on the remote Hawaiian Island of Molokai in the 1870’s and 1880’s, until his own life was taken by the affliction on April 15, 1889 at the age of 49. Father Damien was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on October 11, 2009. Messmer’s portrayal of Father (Saint) Damien has drawn unanimous critical acclaim and has been performed in Hawaii on two occasions.

(Bottom-Left Photo) As Father (Saint) Damien, “The Leper Priest of Molokai” in the critically acclaimed production of Damien: A One-Man Play by Aldyth Morris.