Michael Kahn, Shakespeare Theatre Artistic Director, Marries

Photo by Peter Rosenstein
Charles Mitchem, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Kahn
Charles Mitchem, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michael Kahn

The wedding cake and the couple’s first dance (Photo by: Peter Rosenstein) The wedding cake and the couple’s first dance

Another well-known bachelor, a fixture at DC society dinner parties and icon in the world’s theater community, is off the market. In a beautiful ceremony on Sunday afternoon May 17th Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company married his partner, Charles Mitchem, an interior design architect.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated.

 Some Java House friends; Phil, Mike, Molly, Nathan and Lauren (Photo by: peter) Some Java House friends; Phil, Mike, Molly, Nathan and Lauren

Justice Ginsburg is a longtime friend of Kahn and an avid theater goer. She recently participated, as she has for years, in the Mock Trial at Harman Hall. Michael and Charles have known each other for seven and a half years and have homes in D.C. and New York.

The wedding took place at the Anderson House on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in the ballroom and the reception for 150 guests was held in the beautiful garden and catered by Occasions.

Good friends from the theater Board, friends of the grooms, Charles parents and sister, were among the guests who included a contingent from Kahn’s morning coffee group at the Java House in Dupont.  Kahn’s best friend John Hill, CFO for the city of Detroit and former Executive Director of the D.C. Control Board and Federal City Council, gave a beautiful toast and Charles’s sister sang to the grooms.

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Anonymous

I work for Shakespeare Theatre and was thrilled that a man who is responsible for saving the FOLGER Theatre upon request by them and for creating a second and third highly respected theatre was able to add joy to his private life. Those who give us joy by their film, directing or acting careers do not always find contentment in their private life. Michael Kahn is obviously a giver as I'm certain his part near is. BRAVO, well done is all I wish to say to the happy couple.