He was fully clothed and frontally naked. He was a human and an animal. He was himself and his creepy alter ego. And Dan Folino accomplished all these theatrical tasks with his usual professional aplomb. As the hardest-working actor and singer in Cleveland theater, Folino takes on iconic roles and turns them into small wonderments. As the Beast in Beauty and the Beast
, he commanded the stage while burnishing his songs with his rich baritone voice. In the riveting production of Equus
, Folino became a horse-mutilating teenager who got naked physically and psychologically. And as both title roles in Jekyll and Hyde
, he transitioned from nerdy Doc to brutal sociopath with a flick of his blond wig. And he made it all look surprisingly easy. Guess what: It wasn't.