Lead Role of Henry Willson

Lead Role of Henry Willson

CATEGORY: Performer

Island City Stage
Wilton Manors, FL 33426

Job Details


STARMAKER is a world premiere written and directed by Michael Leeds, Associate Artistic Director of Island City Stage. It is the story of the relationship between Rock Hudson and his infamous agent, HENRY WILLSON.  Looking for an actor late 40s-mid 60s to play the lead role of Henry Willson.  Henry Willson  was an agent extraordinaire.  A manager before they coined the term manager. Henry was not considered a handsome man, especially in a town of gorgeous faces, but he was charismatic,  sophisticated, intelligent, always well tailored, cultured but also ruthless, ambitious and manipulative, and at times violent.  You didn't mess with Henry Willson.  Henry was out as a homosexual, he always had an entourage of good looking young men with him in public, at a time (the 40s/50s) when no one in Hollywood, let alone the country would risk that.  He was that rarity, a gay arch conservative Republican.  Henry created Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Rory Calhoun, Troy Donahue, among many others, named them, groomed them and fought to make them stars.  Yet, at the end of his life he died a lonely alcoholic, penniless, getting electro-shock treatments in a Nursing Home.  Island City Stage is an award-winning theatre in the heart of Wilton Manors, Florida. The salary is $300/week.  We provide air travel and housing.  This is either non-union or a Union Special Appearance contract (includes Pension & Health.)


July 22, 2019 - August 11, 2019





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