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William Dodds

Stage Manager
( b. May 24, 1922 - d. Nov 01, 2013 ) Male
Also known as: Bill Dodds
From 1957-1991, William Dodds -- who was known as Bill to all who knew him -- stage-managed 39 Broadway shows, including such notable productions as Dylan, Little Me, The Great White Hope and Dracula.

Mr. Dodds was also a founding member of the Stage Managers' Association and was part of the group that first saw stage managers join Actors' Equity.

His first Broadway show was the 1957 Ronald Alexander comedy Holiday for Lovers. From then on, he worked on a mix of plays, musicals and revivals. Other credits included Miss Lonelyhearts, Look After Lulu, Five Finger Exercise, Write Me a Murder, Ben Franklin in Paris, Pickwick, Happily Ever After, The Star-Spangled Girl, Henry, Sweet Henry, Here's Where I Belong, The Engagement Baby, Dance of Death, Night Watch, Via Galactica, Smith, Full Circle, Saturday Sunday Monday, A Musical Jubilee, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, A Texas Trilogy, Caesar and Cleopatra, Carmelina, Night and Day, Mass Appeal, On Your Toes, Leader of the Pack, The Petition, Into the Light and Orpheus Descending.

He took over stage managing duties on two hits, The Elephant Man and Six Degrees of Separation. His last Broadway credit was The Speed of Darkness in 1991.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
The Speed of Darkness
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Feb 28, 1991 - Mar 30, 1991
Six Degrees of Separation
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
    • - Replacement
Nov 08, 1990 - Jan 05, 1992
Orpheus Descending
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Sep 24, 1989 - Dec 17, 1989
Into the Light
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 22, 1986 - Oct 26, 1986
The Petition
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Apr 24, 1986 - Jun 29, 1986
Leader of the Pack
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Apr 08, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985
On Your Toes
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Mar 06, 1983 - May 20, 1984
Mass Appeal
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 12, 1981 - May 16, 1982
Night and Day
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 27, 1979 - Feb 16, 1980
The Elephant Man
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
    • - Replacement
Apr 19, 1979 - Jun 28, 1981
Carmelina
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Apr 08, 1979 - Apr 21, 1979
Dracula
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Stage Manager: Bill Dodds
Oct 20, 1977 - Jan 06, 1980
Caesar and Cleopatra
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Feb 24, 1977 - Mar 05, 1977
A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Sep 23, 1976 - Oct 29, 1976
A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Sep 22, 1976 - Oct 31, 1976
A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Sep 21, 1976 - Oct 30, 1976
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
May 04, 1976 - May 08, 1976
A Musical Jubilee
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 13, 1975 - Feb 01, 1976
Saturday Sunday Monday
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 21, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
Full Circle
[Play, Revival]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 07, 1973 - Nov 24, 1973
Smith
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
May 19, 1973 - Jun 03, 1973
Via Galactica
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 28, 1972 - Dec 02, 1972
Night Watch
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Feb 28, 1972 - Jun 10, 1972
Dance of Death
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Apr 28, 1971 - May 01, 1971
The Engagement Baby
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
May 21, 1970 - May 23, 1970
The Great White Hope
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 03, 1968 - Jan 31, 1970
Here's Where I Belong
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Mar 03, 1968 - Mar 03, 1968
Henry, Sweet Henry
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967
The Star-Spangled Girl
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Dec 21, 1966 - Aug 05, 1967
Happily Never After
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Mar 10, 1966 - Mar 12, 1966
Pickwick
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 04, 1965 - Nov 20, 1965
Ben Franklin in Paris
[Musical, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 27, 1964 - May 01, 1965
Dylan
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Jan 18, 1964 - Sep 12, 1964
Little Me
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Nov 17, 1962 - Jun 29, 1963
Write Me a Murder
[Play, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 26, 1961 - Apr 14, 1962
Five Finger Exercise
[Play, Original]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
Look After Lulu
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Mar 03, 1959 - Apr 04, 1959
Miss Lonelyhearts
[Play, Original]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Oct 03, 1957 - Oct 12, 1957
Holiday for Lovers
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Stage Manager: William Dodds
Feb 14, 1957 - May 11, 1957
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