Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing
Founding Artistic Director, Actors Bridge Ensemble
Member of Actors Equity Association and The Dramatist Guild
Bill received MFA in Theatre from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and studied under Bill Esper. Bill enjoyed a career as both an actor and musician before moving from New York City to Nashville in 1995 where he founded the Actors Bridge with Vali Forrister. He has directed productions for the Tennessee and The O’Neill Theatre Center as well as nearly fifty critically acclaimed Actors Bridge productions including, Never the Sinner, (Tennie Awards for Best Play and Best Director) the original musical Francis of Guernica, The Laramie Project (Tennie Awards Best Direction, Best Production) How I learned to Drive, The Trojan Women and most recently Much ado About Nothing and The Arabian Nights.
He collaborated on the book of American Duet an original musical with Grammy Award winner Marcus Hummon has written two produced plays Working with Glass and The Payout. His Acting Credits include roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Twelve Angry Men (for which he won a Tennie Award for Best Supporting Actor) Francis Of Guernica (Tennie Award Best Actor) and Streetcar at Tennessee Rep. At Actors Bridge he has performed in American Buffalo (Tennie Award for Best Actor) Laramie Project and Bash (Tennie Award Best Actor.) Glengarry Glen Ross, Moon for the Misbegotten and most recently, Blue Orange.
Bill’s one man show A Night in November by Marie Jones was hailed by the Tennessean as a performance where "...his sheer life force radiates off him like electricity... which he channels into the rapt audience… It's one of the best performances of the year..."