Andrew R. Grainger

Duke of Aumerle.  Judge Grainger has served on the Massachusetts Appeals Court since 2006.  Judge Grainger made his stage debut as a dead body in a secondary school production of Arsenic and Old Lace.  This breakout role was quickly followed by the title role in The Devil and Daniel Webster (ambiguity intended).  He has shared the stage briefly with Tommy Lee Jones and numerous other extras at Harvard’s Loeb Drama Center, thereafter played a thug in Wait Until Dark and Lord Edgar in Thieves’ Carnival, both in New Hampshire summer theater productions.  In 1976 Judge Grainger was appointed a New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General working for then Attorney General David Souter.  He has also practiced law as a partner at Peabody and Brown (later Nixon Peabody), as General Counsel of Recoll Management Corp. and as President of New England Legal Foundation.  Judge Grainger made his debut in the Shakespeare and the Law program as Shylock in its 2011 The Merchant of Venice.