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Nicol Williamson

Director, Performer, Conception
( b. Sep 14, 1936 Hamilton, SCOTLAND - d. Dec 16, 2011 Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS ) Male

In the early years of his career, Mr. Williamson was heralded as one of the greatest British talents of his generations, an equal to his contemporary Albert Finney. Playwright John Osborne once described him as "the greatest actor since Marlon Brando."

Mr. Williamson won international acclaim playing a self-hating lawyer in Osborne's Inadmissable Evidence. When he performed the role on Broadway in 1966, he won a Tony nomination for his work, as well as a New York Drama Critics Circle Award. He was nominated for another Tony for his Uncle Vanya in 1974.

His other Broadway credits include I Hate Hamlet and The Real Thing.


ProductionsDate of Productions
Jack: A Night on the Town with John Barrymore
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Starring: Nicol Williamson [John Barrymore]
  • Devised by Nicol Williamson
Apr 24, 1996 - May 05, 1996
I Hate Hamlet
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Nicol Williamson [John Barrymore]
Apr 08, 1991 - Jun 22, 1991
The Real Thing
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Performer: Nicol Williamson
      Henry - Replacement
Jan 05, 1984 - May 12, 1985
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Directed by Nicol Williamson
  • Performer: Nicol Williamson [Macbeth]
Jan 28, 1982 - Feb 14, 1982
[Musical, Original]
  • Starring: Nicol Williamson [Henry VIII, King of England]
Apr 25, 1976 - Jun 05, 1976
Uncle Vanya
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Starring: Nicol Williamson [Ivan Petrovich Voinitsky]
Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Performer: Nicol Williamson [Hamlet]
May 01, 1969 - Jun 14, 1969
Plaza Suite
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Nicol Williamson
      Sam Nash - Replacement
      Jesse Kiplinger - Replacement
      Roy Hubley - Replacement
Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970
Inadmissible Evidence
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Nicol Williamson [Bill Maitland]
Nov 30, 1965 - Apr 23, 1966
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Rex [nominee]
Starring: Nicol Williamson
1974 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
Uncle Vanya [nominee]
Starring: Nicol Williamson
1974 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner Uncle Vanya [winner]
Starring: Nicol Williamson
1969 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Performance
winner Hamlet [winner]
Performer: Nicol Williamson
1966 Tony Award® Best Actor in Play
Inadmissible Evidence [nominee]
Performer: Nicol Williamson
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