Shawn Pfautsch is a Chicago-based actor, writer and musician. He is a founding company member of The House Theatre of Chicago performing in over a dozen plays during its ten year history, including every incarnation of Death and Harry Houdini (Theo, Dr. Lynn). Also at The House:Cyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac), Thieves Like Us (Chickamaw) and The Sparrow (Mr. Christopher).

He has performed at several other companies in Chicago, including: Steppenwolf Theatre (Theatrical Essays), The Hypocrites (The MikadoThe Pirates of Penzance), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Julius Caesar), Signal Ensemble Theatre (Old Wicked Songs) and Chicago Children’s Theatre (A Year With Frog and Toad). Regionally, he has appeared at the American Repertory Theatre in Boston (The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance), Dallas Theatre Center (South Pacific), the Arsht Center of Miami, and Lakeside Shakespeare (Michigan). On television, Shawn portrayed the recurring character of Alan Devlin on FOX/Sony’s The Mob Doctor.

Two of Shawn’s full-length plays have been produced by The House Theatre of Chicago: Hatfield & McCoy and The Attempters.  His short plays and one-acts have been produced in Chicago as well as in Texas, Florida and Iowa.