Artist Bio

William Brown

(Bio as of November 2010)

William Brown most recently collaborated with the Goodman on his fifth year as director of A Christmas Carol during the 2010/2011 Season. Other Goodman credits include appearing as Ebenezer Scrooge in the production. He recently directed the world premiere of To Master the Art, which he wrote with Doug Frew for TimeLine Theatre Company. At Writers’ Theatre, he directed the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s Old Glory, as well as productions of As You Like It, Our Town, Arms and the Man, Rocket to the Moon, Misalliance, The Glass Menagerie and Incident at Vichy. At American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin, he directed last summer’s Another Part of the Forest, and previously, The Comedy of Errors, Hay Fever, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Night of the Iguana, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, Antony and Cleopatra, All’s Well That Ends Well and Shaw’s You Never Can Tell. At Northlight Theatre he directed Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Chalk Garden and his own musical adaptation of She Stoops to Conquer. He recently directed the Midwest premiere of Curtains for Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. For TimeLine Theatre Company, he directed Chicago premieres of Steven Dietz’s Halcyon Days and Paragon Springs and Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales. Mr. Brown is the associate artistic director of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks where he most recently directed Romeo and Juliet. He received an After Dark Award for his 2006/2007 season and a Jeff Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Henry Kissinger in Nixon’s Nixon.