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Bill Hutson

Bill Hutson

Bill’s association with Omaha theatre goes back many years. He was a member of the very first Nebraska Theatre Caravan in 1976, and has performed often at the Omaha Community Playhouse. He received the prestigious Fonda-McGuire Award as Best Actor for his roles in Hamlet (1979), The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1985) and Visiting Mr. Green (2004). He was also designated Best Actor by the Theatre Arts Guild for his performances in Richard III (1974), The Caine Mutiny (1985), The Diviners (1989), and Breaking the Code (1998). As a director, the Theatre Arts Guild has twice named his shows Best Production. Bill Hutson received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of North Texas, and his PhD. in Theatre Arts from Michigan State University. He has served in the United States Army as a member of the Seventh Army Soldiers Chorus in Heidelberg, Germany, studied at the Athens Center in Greece, toured the United States as Scrooge, performed with the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and participated in the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Dr. Hutson has taught at Creighton University for over 25 years, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Theatre. He is a proud recipient of the Dick Boyd Lifetime Achievement Award from the Playhouse. Reflecting on the his childhood, Bill states “My favorite costume as a kid: Peter Pan”