William H. Macy

Also Credited As: W. H. Macy

Birth Place: Miami, FL, USA

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William H. Macy BIO

William H. Macy is a highly respected American actor, director, and writer. Born on March 13, 1950, in Miami, Florida, Macy grew up in Georgia and Maryland before attending Goddard College in Vermont. He later studied theater at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
Macy's Broadway debut came in 1983 in the play "American Buffalo" by David Mamet. He also appeared in Mamet's "Oleanna" in 1992. In addition to his work on stage, Macy has had a successful career in film and television.
Macy's breakthrough role came in the 1996 film "Fargo," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He has since appeared in numerous films, including "Boogie Nights," "Magnolia," "Seabiscuit," and "The Cooler," for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
In addition to his film work, Macy has also had a successful career on television. He played Dr. David Morgenstern on the hit medical drama "ER" from 1994 to 2009. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Showtime series "Shameless" as Frank Gallagher, a role which earned him four Primetime Emmy nominations.
Macy has also directed several films, including "Rudderless" and "The Layover," both of which he also co-wrote. He has also directed episodes of "Shameless" and the television movie "Door to Door," for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.
Throughout his career, Macy has been recognized for his talent and contributions to the entertainment industry. In addition to his Oscar and Emmy nominations, he has received a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Critics' Choice Television Award.
Most recently, Macy has continued his role as Frank Gallagher in the 11th and final season of "Shameless." He has also appeared in the films "Krystal" and "The Layover," both of which he directed and co-wrote.

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Great Barrington Public Theater to Host Live, Sit-Down Talk With Neil Pepe

Great Barrington Public Theater is inviting theater lovers and artists to take part in the company’s Conversation With Neil Pepe.

Meet the Cast of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS begins previews tonight, Saturday, February 24, 2024, and opens on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Meet the cast of Water For Elephants here!

Video: Watch John Cena & Zac Efron in the RICKY STANICKY Trailer

Watch the official trailer and check out the poster for the upcoming film RICKY STANICKY, starring John Cena and Zac Efron. Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film is produced by Amazon MGM Studios. Watch the video trailer now!

Josh Blue to Perform at Comedy Works Larimer Square This Month

Josh Blue, the groundbreaking comedian and winner of Last Comic Standing, will be performing at Comedy Works Larimer Square. Known for his unique style and off-the-cuff improvisational skills, Josh's stand-up routine guarantees a night of laughter and entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to see him live!

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BroadwaySF to Present UNSCRIPTED: An Evening With William H. Macy + Screening Of FARGO

BroadwaySF will present 'UNSCRIPTED: An Evening with William H. Macy + Screening of Fargo' - A special event featuring William H. Macy and a screening of the film Fargo.

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Grant Gustin will make his Broadway debut in the upcoming new musical Water For Elephants, which is set for come to Broadway in February 2024! Plus, find out who else will appear in the production.

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Discover the details of the New York City premiere of '20 Seconds,' an award-winning play with music. Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Blog: Atlantic Acting School Abroad

Atlantic Acting School is on the road this summer and wants to meet you! Come join us at an Open House in Prague, London, or Copenhagen.

Comedian Josh Blue Comes to Vashon Center for the Arts in August

Josh Blue brings The Freak Accident Tour to Vashon Center for the Arts with opening act Janae Burris on August 16, 2023, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Crudup to Reprise His Role in HARRY CLARKE at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Emmy and Tony Award winner Billy Crudup will reprise his award–winning role in David Cale’s Harry Clarke, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre (2015 Addison St., Berkeley) November 15–December 23, 2023. 

Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy to Star in THE GUYS at Theatre Aspen

Emmy Award winners Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy will star in Theatre Aspen’s production of Anne Nelson’s The Guys. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Josh Blue Comes to Comedy Works Larimer Square Next Month

After his groundbreaking win on Last Comic Standing in 2006, Josh Blue has risen through the ranks to become a well-established headliner at venues throughout the world. Performances take place July 2 & 3.

Atlantic Theater Company Founding Member Robin Spielberg Releases First Symphonic Work

Billboard charting American pianist, composer, and author Robin Spielberg expands her repertoire with her album and first symphonic work, By Way of the Wind, releasing October 20, 2023.

ANDY, KEITH & JEAN-MICHEL Will Receive Industry Reading This Month

Andy, Keith & Jean-Michel, A Musical Fantasy by Peabody Award-winner, Matthew Puckett will receive a private industry reading at Smash Studios in New York City on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 2 PM.

Verdant Productions Present SPEED THE PLOW By David Mamet

This re-imagining of David Mamet's 1980s hit play turns the dynamic on its head as the genders of the protagonists are reversed. Set in Hollywood where power is everything and morals are a commodity to be bought and sold, this production will examine the hierarchy from an alternative perspective. With two females as the movie executives and a younger male, the plot is given an entirely different context. 

Darren Criss, Brian d'Arcy James, Jessica Vosk & More to Take Part in Atlantic Theater Company Gala

Atlantic Theater Company will present their 2023 Gala on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. See who is performing, and how to purchase tickets!

Verdant Productions Present SPEED THE PLOW

With permission from David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Hannibal), Janet Moran directs this exciting, all new version of the classic satire Speed The Plow.With permission from David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Hannibal), Janet Moran directs this exciting, all new version of the classic satire Speed The Plow.


William H. Macy has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for his performance in the play "Oleanna." Additionally, Macy received a nomination for Best Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Oleanna." These nominations highlight his talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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