William Woodman Biography (1932-1995)

Full name, William Ezra Woodman, Jr.; born October 1, 1932; married ElizabethRoberts (a casting director), June 5, 1971. Addresses: OFFICE--320 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023. AGENT--Jack Tantleff, 360 W. 20th Street,New York, NY, 10011.

Born William Ezra Woodman, Jr., October 1, 1932, in New York, NY; died of cardiac arrest, December 19, 1995, in New York, NY. Director. William Woodman isbest remembered for his work in regional theater, especially his tenure as artistic director of the Goodman Theater in Chicago from 1973 to 1978. Woodmanwas educated at Hamilton College and Columbia University and worked at the American Shakespeare Festival, the Robin Hood Theatre in Ardentown, Delaware,and at the Juilliard School of Drama before coming to the Goodman Theater. Heexpanded the repertoire of the Goodman Theater, introducing experimental pieces by writers such as David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Edward Bond, and Studs Terkel. His direction of Brian Friel's Freedom of the City (1973) won a Joseph Jefferson Award. Woodman also directed for television, and his credits include episodes of Another World, Guiding Light, The Doctors, and the special Long Day's Journey into Night (1983), starring Ruby Dee and Earle Hyman. He also staged the operas La Dafne in Spoleto, Italy, at the Festival of Two Worlds, andThe Lighthouse for Chicago Opera Theater. He had completed a staging of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in Syracuse, New York, just before his death.

director, stage manager, producer
Birth Details
October 1, 1932
New York, New York, United States
Death Details
December 19, 1995
New York, New York, United States

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