William J. Norris biography
William J. Norris
At Writers Theatre: The Caretaker
Chicago credits include: appearing as Antonio Salieri (Chicago Symphony Center) and Winslow Homer (Art Institute of Chicago). He also appeared as Henry in The Fantasticks (Syracuse Stage and Indiana Repertory). Other Chicago credits include: performances at Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. International credits include: performances at the Schafspiel Haus (Hamberg, Germany), the Mickery Theater (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and at Vienna’s English Theatre (Vienna, Austria). Playwriting credits include: Dillenger, His Satanic Majesty, Before I Wake, Bloody Bess (Backstage Theatre; revival) and an adaptation of A Christmas Carol (Macinich Arts Center, seasonal production). Television and film credits include: A Taste of Romance, The Untouchables, The Babe, The Letter, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Last Affair. Norris is also the co-screenwriter for Herbert West: Re-Animator, John 13:10. Norris has received many awards for his work as an actor, director and writer, including an Emmy, a Joseph Jefferson Award and five Artisans.
[Bio as of January 2012]