My name is Dennis Heaphy, and I am a historic reenactor with the Ellis Island Museum of American Immigration. I have worked as an actor in New York City and elsewhere for the past 23 years. I have worked in all aspects of theatre, from lead roles and writing, to direction and stagehand
work. I was one of the founding members of the present theatre on Ellis Island, and helped to physically build the present theatre facility on Ellis. I am a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and I have taught acting on various levels. I have been deeply involved in the development of a number of youth education
programs both in New York and in Syracuse, NY. During the off-season I take the show on the road offering an interactive program to schools and groups across the East coast.
Along with performing The Board of Special Inquiry on Ellis Island I am physically involved in the ongoing restoration of both the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island facility.