Gender
Male
Born
Apr 11, 1950
Santa Monica, California, USA
Performer Director Choreographer Writer Conception
Relations
Husband of
Martha Roth
Comments
Graduate of Oberlin and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Clown College. He was an original member of the Kraken theatre company and the Pickle Family Circus. He directed and performed in "Not Quite/New York", "Scapin" (Roundabout, 1996), "The Harlequin Studies", "Mr. Fox: A Rumination" (both at Signature, 2004). Other acting credits include "Texts for Nothing" (Public Theatre, 1992), "The Tempest" (Public, 1995), "Waiting for Godot" (Lincoln Center, 1988) and "The Regard Evening" (Signature, 2003).
  • CREDITS
    Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Apr 21, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019)
    • Movement by Bill Irwin
    PlayComedyPlayOriginal
    The Iceman Cometh (Apr 26, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018)
    • Also Starring: Bill Irwin [Ed Mosher]
    PlayDramaRevival
    Bye Bye Birdie (Oct 15, 2009 - Jan 24, 2010)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [Harry MacAfee]
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Waiting for Godot (Apr 30, 2009 - Jul 12, 2009)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [Vladimir]
    PlayRevival
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [George]
    PlayDramaRevival
    The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002)
    • Performer: Bill Irwin
      • Martin - Replacement (Sep 13, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002)
    PlayDramaOriginal
    Fool Moon (Nov 23, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
    • Created by Bill Irwin
    SpecialComedyOriginal
    Fool Moon (Oct 29, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
    • Created by Bill Irwin
    SpecialComedyOriginal
    Fool Moon (Feb 25, 1993 - Sep 05, 1993)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
    • Created by Bill Irwin
    SpecialComedyOriginal
    Largely New York (May 01, 1989 - Sep 02, 1989)
    • Directed by Bill Irwin
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [The Post-Modern Hoofer]
    • Choreographed by Bill Irwin
    • Written by Bill Irwin
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Regard of Flight (Apr 12, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987)
    • Performer: Bill Irwin [Performer]
    • Written by Bill Irwin
    SpecialComedyOriginal
    Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Nov 15, 1984 - Dec 01, 1984)
    • Performer: Bill Irwin [The Sergeant]
    PlayOriginal
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Jan 04, 2007 - May 20, 2007)
    • Starring: Bill Irwin [George]
    PlayDramaRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Actor in a Play

    2005 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Starring: Bill Irwin
     

    Best Actor in Play

    1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
    Starring: Bill Irwin
     

    Best Choreography

    1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
    Choreographed by Bill Irwin
     

    Best Direction of a Play

    1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
    Directed by Bill Irwin
     

    Best Play

    1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
    Written by Bill Irwin

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    2012 | Nominee
    Bill Irwin (for "King Lear")
     

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    2009 | Nominee  | Waiting for Godot
    Starring: Bill Irwin
     

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    2005 | Nominee  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Starring: Bill Irwin
     

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    1989 | Nominee
    Bill Irwin (for "Waiting for Godot")

    Unique Theatrical Experience

    1989 | Winner  | Largely New York
    Written by Bill Irwin
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Apr 21, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019)
  • Movement by Bill Irwin
PlayComedyPlayOriginal
The Iceman Cometh (Apr 26, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018)
  • Also Starring: Bill Irwin [Ed Mosher]
PlayDramaRevival
Bye Bye Birdie (Oct 15, 2009 - Jan 24, 2010)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [Harry MacAfee]
MusicalComedyRevival
Waiting for Godot (Apr 30, 2009 - Jul 12, 2009)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [Vladimir]
PlayRevival
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mar 20, 2005 - Sep 04, 2005)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [George]
PlayDramaRevival
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Mar 10, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002)
  • Performer: Bill Irwin
    • Martin - Replacement (Sep 13, 2002 - Dec 15, 2002)
PlayDramaOriginal
Fool Moon (Nov 23, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
  • Created by Bill Irwin
SpecialComedyOriginal
Fool Moon (Oct 29, 1995 - Jan 07, 1996)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
  • Created by Bill Irwin
SpecialComedyOriginal
Fool Moon (Feb 25, 1993 - Sep 05, 1993)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [Performer]
  • Created by Bill Irwin
SpecialComedyOriginal
Largely New York (May 01, 1989 - Sep 02, 1989)
  • Directed by Bill Irwin
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [The Post-Modern Hoofer]
  • Choreographed by Bill Irwin
  • Written by Bill Irwin
PlayComedyOriginal
The Regard of Flight (Apr 12, 1987 - Apr 26, 1987)
  • Performer: Bill Irwin [Performer]
  • Written by Bill Irwin
SpecialComedyOriginal
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Nov 15, 1984 - Dec 01, 1984)
  • Performer: Bill Irwin [The Sergeant]
PlayOriginal
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Jan 04, 2007 - May 20, 2007)
  • Starring: Bill Irwin [George]
PlayDramaRevival

Tony Award®

Best Actor in a Play

2005 | Winner  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Starring: Bill Irwin
 

Best Actor in Play

1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
Starring: Bill Irwin
 

Best Choreography

1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
Choreographed by Bill Irwin
 

Best Direction of a Play

1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
Directed by Bill Irwin
 

Best Play

1989 | Nominee  | Largely New York
Written by Bill Irwin

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

2012 | Nominee
Bill Irwin (for "King Lear")
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

2009 | Nominee  | Waiting for Godot
Starring: Bill Irwin
 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

2005 | Nominee  | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Starring: Bill Irwin
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1989 | Nominee
Bill Irwin (for "Waiting for Godot")

Unique Theatrical Experience

1989 | Winner  | Largely New York
Written by Bill Irwin

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