William Parry

William Parry is happy to return to the Gulfshore Playhouse and the pleasure of working with Kristen Coury again, having appeared here as Joe Keller in All My Sons, Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady, as well as several New Works Festivals. William was in the original Jesus Christ Superstar. We went on to work with its celebrated director, Tom O’Horgan, in some 7 productions. In addition to Superstar, he originated roles in the Broadway productions of the rock musicals, Sgt. Pepper’s…, and Rockabye Hamlet, directed by Gower Champion, as well as Into The Light, The Leaf People, and Agamemnon at Lincoln Center. Also on Broadway: James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion (both filmed for PBS), Camelot (HBO) as understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris, Gypsy, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Bernadette Peters, and Groundhog Day. His numerous off-Broadway credits include: John Weidman and Sondheim’s Assassins at Playwrights Horizons, and their Road Show at the Public. Also at the New York Shakespeare Festival, The Knife, Cymbeline, Dispatches and Wonderland in Concert (with Meryl Streep). Bill has also performed in the National Tours of A Few Good Men, The King and I, and Titanic (as Capt. E.J. Smith.) In addition to the above-mentioned All My Sons, favorite regional productions include: All The Way, Saint Joan, The Rainmaker, The American Clock, Biloxi Blues, and Blanco! at Goodspeed, where he and Maureen Silliman first met. Film and television credits include: In & Out, Domestic Disturbance, “Spencer for Hire,” “One Life to Live,” several episodes of “Law and Order” and “The Pretender.” For radio listeners, two seasons on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.” Coming up: the premiere of, Knoxville, a new musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, directed by Frank Galati at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota. 

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