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William Gillette

 
William Gillette Headshot
Date of Birth: July 24, 1853
Date of Death: April 29, 1937 (83)

Birth Place: Hartford, CT, USA

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
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  [Broadway]
1910
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  [Broadway]
1910
Sherlock Holmes
  [Broadway]
1910
Performer
  [Broadway]
1910
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  [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

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Photos

Greg Holt as William Gillette Photo

Greg Holt as William Gillette

From: 
Date:
11/27/2013

 

Stage

Performances
  [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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William Gillette News

THE GAME'S AFOOT Opens This Week at Elkhart Civic Theatre's Bristol Opera House Photo THE GAME'S AFOOT Opens This Week at Elkhart Civic Theatre's Bristol Opera House
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

A ‚Äúmurderously funny‚ÄĚ mystery, The Game‚Äôs 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 Photo WM. & JAS. - A GHOST STORY Premieres At Theater For The New City
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 19, 2021

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! Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: April 10-11- with Ali Stroker, Annette Bening and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2021

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 Sch Photo Theater Stories: COME FROM AWAY, PASSION, JEKYLL & HYDE and More About the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2021

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 Photo Pan Asian Rep Announces Special Pride Week Virtual Event NuWORKS 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 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 Photo Reston Community Players Presents Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

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 Photo BWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

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 Photo Photo Flash: HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS At Tacoma Little Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 6, 2019

Tacoma Little Theatre continues its 101st season, A SEASON OF FIRSTS, with a hilarious ‚Äúwhodunit‚ÄĚ 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 Photo Goodspeed Partners With Button Up CT For December's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

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.

VIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Music Photo VIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

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, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. 

William Gillette Videos

BWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals VideoBWW TV: Highlights From From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

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.

VIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Music VideoVIDEO: First Look At 'Carry On' From A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodspeed Musicals
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2019

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, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS C VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Out and About' From Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Alan Henry - Dec 17, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's A Connecticut Christmas Carol
by Alan Henry - Dec 5, 2018

This holiday season, Goodspeed Musicals will be a designated drop spot for Coats for Connecticut's annual winter coat collection. During the run of A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL Goodspeed will be collecting gently used winter coats and accessories. Best Cleaners has partnered with Coats for Connecticut to provide an easy way to make a big difference. Just drop off gently-used winter coats and accessories in the lobby of The Terris Theater and Best Cleaners will clean and deliver the items to their community partners.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Lenny Wolpe and More in A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at  VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Lenny Wolpe and More in A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodspeed
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 21, 2017

A family classic has been given a fresh twist in Connecticut's own A Connecticut Christmas Carol by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to fresh, innovative works with this new musical infused with Connecticut flavor. A Connecticut Christmas Carol runs now through December 24, 2017 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below!


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).