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Lia Williams

 
Bio:
Broadway: Skylight (Tony Nomination). National Theatre: Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse, Mappa Mundi, Skylight (Olivier Nomination). Other theatre: As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); Absurd Person Singular; The Revengers' Comedies (awarded Most Promising Newcomer by The Critics' Circle ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Skylight (Tony Nomination). National Theatre: Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse, Mappa Mundi, Skylight (Olivier Nomination). Other theatre: As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); Absurd Person Singular; The Revengers' Comedies (awarded Most Promising Newcomer by The Critics' Circle ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
2022
ELLA RENTHEIM
  [Off-Broadway]
Park Avenue Armory Off-Broadway Revival, 2022
Klytemnestra
  [Off-Broadway]
Park Avenue Armory Off-Broadway Production, 2022
Gertrude
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Hannah Jelkes
  [London]
Donmar Warehouse Production, 2018
Jean Brodie
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2018
Elizabeth I (Alternate)
Mary Stuart (Alternate)
  [West End]
Almeida West End Transfer Production, 2015
Klytemnestra
  [West End]
2013
Anna
Kate
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Hannah Jarvis
  [Broadway]
1996
Kyra Hollis

Productions

 
[West End, 2018]
Director

Lia Williams Biography

Broadway: Skylight (Tony Nomination). National Theatre: Earthquakes in London, The Hothouse, Mappa Mundi, Skylight (Olivier Nomination). Other theatre: As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); Absurd Person Singular; The Revengers' Comedies (awarded Most Promising Newcomer by The Critics' Circle and nominated for Best Comedy Performance 1992 SWET Awards); The Homecoming; God of Carnage; The Lady from the Sea; Eccentricities of a Nightingale; Daisy Pulls it Off (Globe); Body Language (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); King Lear and Oleanna (Royal Court, the latter also at the Duke of York's); The Lover; The Collection; Celebration; The Room; Outside Broadcast (Birmingham Rep); Spotted Dick (Palace Watford); She Stoops to Conquer (Leeds Playhouse). Recent TV: "Doc Martin," "Miss Marple," "A Touch of Frost," "The Last Detective," "May 33rd," "Sparkling Cyanide Happy Families," "Girls on Top," "No Place Like Home," "The Yob," "Les Girls," "Filthy Lucre," "Bread," "Casualty," "Shrinks," "Nightingales," "Mr Wroe's Virgins," "Seaforth," "Annika," "Flowers of the Forest," "The Uninvited," "Dirty Weekend," "A Shot Through the Heart," "Imogen's Face," "Bad Blood," "The Russian Bride" (FIPA Award), "The Lives of Animals," "Silent Witness." Films: Dirty Weekend, The Fifth Province, Firelight, Different for Girls, The King is Alive, Girl from Rio, Jonathan Toomey.

Lia Williams Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actress
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Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actress
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Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Lia Williams, Skylight
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Lia Williams, Skylight

Lia Williams News

Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre Photo Cast Announced For SALT-WATER MOON at Finborough Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the UK premiere of David French's classic Salt-Water Moon opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 (Press Nights: Thursday, 5 January 2023 and Friday, 6 January 2023 at 7.30pm). It's a splendid moon-filled night in Coley's Point in 1926.

VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE CAPTURE Season Two Trailer Photo VIDEO: Peacock Shares THE CAPTURE Season Two Trailer
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2022

Peacock has shared the trailer for season two of The Capture. The cast includes Holliday Grainger, Paapa Essiedu, Indira Varma, Andy Nyman, Ron Perlman, Rob Yang, Ben Miles, Lia Williams, Cavan Clerkin, Ginny Holder, and Nigel Lindsay. Watch the new video trailer for the upcoming season now!

Review Roundup: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Starring Simon Russell Beale Photo Review Roundup: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN Starring Simon Russell Beale
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 3, 2022

What did the critics think of Lucinda Coxon's new version of John Gabriel Borkman, starring Simon Russell Beale and directed by Nicholas Hytner?

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway? Photo How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by BWW Features - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, Bridge Theatre Photo Review: JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, Bridge Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 1, 2022

Simon Russell Beale takes on the disgraced mogul, Nicholas Hytner directs. Anna Fleischle designs the show. It’s a winning team, but the piece leaves the audience as cold as a Norwegian winter.

Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

John Gabriel Borkman had its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022, with opening night on 29 September 2022 and the final performance will take place on 26 November 2022. Check out photos here!

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge T Photo Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčJoining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simo Photo Casting Update Announced For JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at The Bridge Theatre Starring Simon Russell Beale
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Simon Russell Beale plays the title role in Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon. Joining him are Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim. 

Robert Icke's HAMLET and ORESTEIA Come to Park Avenue Armory in June Photo Robert Icke's HAMLET and ORESTEIA Come to Park Avenue Armory in June
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2022

From June through August, Park Avenue Armory will present the North American premieres of Robert Icke's award-winning modern adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Aeschylus’ Oresteia, performed in repertory in the grand Wade Thompson Drill Hall.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Among Audie Awards Finalists
by Michael Major - Feb 3, 2022

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) have announced finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards. Finalists include Cynthia Erivo for Best Female Narrator and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Best Male Narrator. Leslie Odom Jr., Annie Golden, Telly Leung, and Jason Tam are also featured on audiobooks that made the list. Check out the full list of nominations now!

Lia Williams Videos

VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella  Videoplay
VIDEO: Telly Leung, Justin Guarini and the Cast of IN TRANSIT Sing Virtual A Capella 'We Are Home'

by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2020

Today, Broadway veteran Telly Leung shared a clip of the cast of Broadway's first acapella musical, In Transit, singing the song, 'We Are Home' from the show. 

VIDEO: Meet the Islanders! ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Gets Ready for Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet the Islanders! ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Cast Gets Ready for Broadway

by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2017

In a new episode of the YouTube video series 'Journey to the Island,' the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Once on the Island discuss what it's been like working together so far, and how they already think of each other as a family.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway-Bound ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tell the Story in NYC Workshop! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Broadway-Bound ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Tell the Story in NYC Workshop!

by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2017

The island is little bit closer to Broadway! The new production of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Once On This Island, which begins preview performances on Thursday, November 9 at the Circle in the Square Theatre, and officially opens on Sunday, December 3. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Arden, the musical just held a workshop in preparation for Broadway and you can go inside the special day below!

BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes an Videoplay
BWW TV: Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Finds Its 'Ti Moune' - Go Behind the Scenes and See a Special Message from the Star!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Hailey Kilgore, an 18 year-old Oregon native, will make her Broadway debut as Ti Moune in the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes on the international search for Ti Moune, plus see a message from Hailey!

VIDEO: IN TRANSIT Sings the National Anthem at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

At last night's Westminster Kennel Dog Show, the cast of Broadway's IN TRANSIT sang the National Anthem, and BroadwayWorld has the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Comcast Presents IN TRANSIT: THE MAKING OF THE FIRST BROADWAY A CAPPELLA MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

 Today, Comcast and theatrical producer Janet B. Rosen announce "In Transit: The Making of the First Broadway A Cappella Musical," a new entertainment special now airing exclusively on Xfinity On Demand.

BWW TV: What's IN TRANSIT All About? Go Inside Rehearsal with the Cast!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 3, 2016

Below, check out what the new musical is all about with interviews with the cast and a musical preview!

VIDEO: IN TRANSIT Wishes HOLIDAY INN Cast a Happy Opening A Cappella Style!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 7, 2016

The cast of the upcoming Broadway musical IN TRANSIT wished a very happy opening to Roundabout Theatre Company's HOLIDAY INN, which premiered on Broadway last night. Check out the cast's good wishes, performed of course, in a cappella style!

STAGE TUBE: Doing Hair Backstage with DIRTY DANCING's 'Baby' at Birmingham Hippodrome
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2012

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer and creator of the phenomenally successful film, features all the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film with exciting extra scenes added in. The first ever UK tour opened in Bristol in September 2011, and has since broken box office records across the country, making it one of the most successful tours in UK history. It is currently booking through to May 2013, and tickets are in high demand. Below, watch footage of Jill Winternitz (Baby) getting her hair done backstage at the Birmingham Hippodrome!

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside ARCADIA's Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - Mar 20, 2011

The new Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, directed by David Leveaux, opened last night, March 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Tickets for this limited engagement are on sale through Sunday, June 19, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening and takes you inside the party below!


Lia Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Lia Williams been in?
Lia Williams has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Lia Williams been in?
Lia Williams has appeared on London's West End in 7 shows.

What was Lia Williams's first West End show?
Lia Williams's first West End show was Old Times which opened in 2013

What awards has Lia Williams been nominated for?
Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Oresteia , Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for Orestia Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Skylight and Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Skylight .

What is Lia Williams next theatre project?
Lia Williams's next show will be Oresteia which opens on 6/9/2022 on Off-Broadway.