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William Gillette

Date of Death: April 29, 1937 (83)

Birth Place: Hartford, CT, USA

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William Gillette STAGE CREDITS

[Broadway]
1936
Mr. Theodore Findley

[Broadway]
1929
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1921
Dr. Paul Clement

[Broadway]
1918
Mr. Dearth

[Broadway]
1917
Henry Wilton

[Broadway]
1915
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1914
Performer

[Broadway]
1910
Performer

[Broadway]
1910
Performer

[Broadway]
1910
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1910
Performer

[Broadway]
1910
Performer

[Broadway]
1908
Maurice Brachard

[Broadway]
1906
Dr. Carrington

[Broadway]
1905
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1903
Mr. Crichton

[Broadway]
1902
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1899
Sherlock Holmes

[Broadway]
1896
Captain Thorne

[Broadway]
1894
Augustus Billings

Writing

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VIDEO: Watch a Scene from Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS at Lyric Stage


The holiday season at Lyric Stage sparkles with big laughs, unexpected gasps, and all around festive fun at Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays. Watch a preview here!

City Lights Theater Company to Present Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT; OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS


With glittering 1930s flair, City Lights Theater Company will bring audiences the hilarious whodunit Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot; Or Holmes for the Holidays.

Lyric Stage Boston Presents Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Join Lyric Stage Boston for a laugh-out-loud comedy mystery, 'The Game's Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays.' Don't miss this memorable multigenerational holiday outing.

Comedians Shannon Battle & Benjamin Warheit to Perform at Final 2023 Collaboration LAB


Comedians Shannon Battle & Benjamin Warheit headline the final 2023 Collaboration LAB at Placer Repertory Theater. Join them and other regional favorites for a night of comedy, networking, and creativity on October 22 at Cool River Pizza & Taphouse.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Comes to West Virginia Public Theatre This Month


Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure adapted by Steven Dietz based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz is a thrilling and suspenseful play that takes the audience on a journey through the final adventure of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

ASSASSINS, TROUBLE IN MIND & More Set for Lyric Stage 2023/24 Season


Lyric stage has announced its 2023/24 season! See full programming, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Interview: Larry Eisenberg Directs Not ONLY A PLAY, But All That It Encompasses


Up next for Theatre 40’s current season, Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play opening March 23, 2023. Larry Eisenberg directs the cast of Todd Andrew Ball, Peter Bussian, Fox Carney, Joe Clabby, Cheryl David, Mouchette van Helsdingen and Jeffrey Winner. Larry was most gracious in carving out time to give serious thoughts to answering my queries.

The Farmington Players Present THE GAME'S AFOOT; OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS 


Get ready for a murder mystery for the holidays – a comedy that will keep you guessing with exciting twists and turns.  The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays, a play by Ken Ludwig, opens Friday December 2nd at the Farmington Players Barn in Farmington Hills. 

Buck Creek Players Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Buck Creek Players continues its 49th season with THE GAME'S AFOOT or HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Ken Ludwig on the mainstage. 

Review: The Ever-Elusive SHERLOCK HOLMES at Portland Stage


For its second offering of the season Portland Stage regales its audience with Steven Dietz’s adaptation of William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original play, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The play, a re-imagined period piece, offers a low-key, witty take on the familiar characters and material with enough twists and turns to satisfy Conan Doyle fans.

Portland Stage Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE This Weekend


Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz, adapted from the original 1899 play by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette, opens at Portland Stage Friday, October 28 at 7:30 pm.

THE GAME'S AFOOT Opens This Week at Elkhart Civic Theatre's Bristol Opera House


A “murderously funny” mystery, The Game’s Afoot centers on Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes.

WM. & JAS. - A GHOST STORY Premieres At Theater For The New City


THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY in the East Village presents 'Wm & Jas - A Ghost Story' by Gina Russell Tracy in their historic Off-Off-Broadway Cino Theater, featuring Sean A. Buckley as William Gillette and Stephen Goodin playing James O'Neill in this story of two legendary men of the Gilded Age Theatre striving to obtain what the other one has.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: April 10-11- with Ali Stroker, Annette Bening and More!


Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 10-11, 2021.

Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre


This week's Theater Stories features the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre! Learn about the theatre's namesake, Gerald Schoenfeld; the theatre's best-known shows like The M-Fer With the Hat, the Glengarry Glen Ross revival, The Humans, Come From Away, and much more!

Pan Asian Rep Announces Special Pride Week Virtual Event NuWORKS 2020


Pan Asian Repertory Theatre has announced a special Pride Week Virtual Event: NuWorks 2020, an annual experimental series presenting self-created work from innovative artists exploring an eclectic range of genres and techniques using poetry, text, dance and music. Featuring new works by diverse artists Kandie Carle, Mikao Bo and Shigeko Sara Suga.

Reston Community Players Presents Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT


Reston Community Players continues its theme of murderous comedy as its 53rd season continues with Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays). The award-winning production that combines murder with nonstop laughter runs January 17-February 1 at the Reston Community Center.

BWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals


Goodspeed Musicals presents A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, runs at The Terris Theatre through December 28, 2019.

Photo Flash: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS At Tacoma Little Theatre


Tacoma Little Theatre continues its 101st season, A SEASON OF FIRSTS, with a hilarious “whodunit” comedy for the season, Holmes for the Holidays (or The Game's Afoot), written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway), and directed by Jennifer York. 

Goodspeed Partners With Button Up CT For December's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL


This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Button Up Connecticut's annual winter coat collection during the entire run of A Connecticut Christmas Carol. Button Up Connecticut provides an easy way to make a big difference to people all across the state.

William Gillette FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has William Gillette been in?

William Gillette has appeared on Broadway in 20 shows.

How many West End shows has William Gillette been in?

William Gillette has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has William Gillette written?

William Gillette has written 10 shows including Digbey's Secretary (Playwright), Held by the Enemy (Playwright), Because She Loved Him So (Playwright), Clarice (Playwright), Electricity (Playwright), Sherlock Holmes (Playwright), Secret Service (Playwright), Too Much Johnson (Playwright), The Dream Maker (Playwright), All the Comforts of Home (Playwright).

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