Artist Bio

William Brown

William Brown returns to the Goodman for his fourth year as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Other Goodman credits include Light Up the Sky, Sunday in the Park with George, The Misanthrope and Wings. Mr. Brown appeared at Writers' Theatre in Nixon's Nixon as Henry Kissinger (Jeff Award), as well as Rev. Morrell in Candida, Elyot in Private Lives, Flaubert in Dear Master and the title role in Butley. He has been seen at Court Theatre as Falstaff in Henry IV, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Almady in The Play's the Thing (Jeff nomination) and many roles in Travels With My Aunt. Mr. Brown created the role of Jody in Steven Dietz's Lonely Planet at Northlight Theatre and played the title role in The Unexpected Man at Apple Tree Theatre. As a director, his work includes recent productions of Lady Windermere's Fan at both Northlight Theatre and Milwaukee Rep. For Writers' Theatre, he most recently directed Arms and the Man as well as Our Town (Jeff nomination), Rocket to the Moon (Jeff nomination), Misalliance (Jeff nomination), The Glass Menagerie (Jeff nomination) and Incident at Vichy. For TimeLine Theatre, he directed Not About Nightingales (six Jeff Citations), Halcyon Days and Paragon Springs. He has also directed The Cherry Orchard, You Never Can Tell, All's Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra and Twelfth Night for American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. He most recently directed Henry V for Notre Dame Summer Shakespeare. Mr. Brown is associate artistic director of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks where he recently directed Cymbeline.

(November 2005)