He has also worked with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre appearing as the Ambassador in Bitter Friends, Abe in Beau Jest, as a rabbi in Nobody’s Gilgul, the Rabbi and Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof and many staged readings. Bill also performed with the Riverwalk Theater in Lansing, the Theater Festival in Windsor and numerous other theater venues performing many roles including Ben in Follies, Cauchon in The Lark and Waldo Lydecker in Laura. While managing his own theater company, Performing Artists Unlimited, he directed and acted in Fiddler on the Roof, Camelot, Brigadoon, Barefoot in the Park and An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
In 2003, Bill directed Side by Side by Sondheim followed by Our Town and You Can’t Take it With You for the Ford Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Recently he performed for Barefoot Productions in The Elephant Man, followed by The Real Inspector Hound and then Later Life. Bill has also directed Steel Magnolias for the Ford Performing Arts Center. Bill has worked with J. Lauri Filmworks working as a coach as well as doing voice overs. Bill worked as the Artistic Director for Frankenmuth Center Stage for two seasons and was able to bring to the Bronner Performing Arts Center nationally known artists like The Four Freshmen and the Glenn Miller Band as well as directing productions of The Christmas Carol and The Guys.
Bill worked for 25 years as a professional musician, 20 years plus as a choral conductor in Detroit and Livonia. Bill was also a classical music/jazz DJ, and a talk show host in Ann Arbor, Cleveland and Detroit. Since joining Epicenter Theatre Group, he has acted as Artistic Director for the first four productions: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Man Who Lost His Sundays (playing the older Michael), directed and played the part of Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION.
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