Bill Irwin is a Tony Award winning actor, director, writer, and clown. His original works include The Regard of Flight; Largely New York (Four Tony Nominations); Fool Moon; Old Hats, The Happiness Lecture; and others.
He has starred in many Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional stage productions, including The Iceman Cometh, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Tony® Award for Best Actor in a Play), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, opposite Sally Field; Waiting For Godot with Nathan Lane (2009 for a Drama Desk Award nomination); The Tempest opposite Patrick Stewart; Texts for Nothing; Largely New York; The Regard of Flight; Garden of Earthly Delights; Accidental Death of An Anarchist – and the Tony® Award winning Fool Moon which he created with David Shiner.
On television Irwin can currently be seen in character roles including Mr. Noodle of Elmo’s World and Carey Loudermilk of LEGION. His film credits include Rachel Getting Married, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Eight Men Out, Interstellar, Stepping Out, and more.
Irwin was an original member of Kraken, a theatre company directed by Herbert Blau, and was also an original member of the Pickle Family Circus of San Francisco.
Irwin is the grateful recipient of MacArthur, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowships.