BILL KOCH (akaWILLIAM KOCH), AEA,SAG/AFTRA (former AGVA)
>>>Actor, Dancer, Singer, Puppeteer, Mime, Storyteller, Understudy, Stage Manager:
>OVERVIEW-50+ years: Bill has performed 103 characters, many repeated, in plays and musicals in more than 40 New York theaters, tours and international productions, including several residencies, two ballet companies, and numerous puppet venues, also more than 20 commercials/industrials/ and 11 stand-in, background film jobs. Favorite roles: Will Parker & Kagekiyo, The Blind Samurai.
>>>Stage Director, Choreographer, Soundtracker, Theatre Teacher & Workshop Leader:
>OVERVIEW-50+ years: 220 Productions of 161 Scripts/Librettos/Scenarios/Scores. Including 10 company residencies, 12 guest artist positions (including 12 years as Faculty Guest Director at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts). Favorite directed drama: “Johnny Belinda”.
>Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein's "ALLEGRO"-(Stage Director/Choreographer):
(First—and only—fully staged New York Revival—at Equity Library Theatre—1979)
"Dear Mr. Koch, I enjoyed your work in 'Allegro' so much that I hope we can get together on
some future effort. Meanwhile, let me congratulate you and thank you.
Yours sincerely, Richard Rodgers"
aka WILLIAM HENRY KOCH, JR.
>>>Poet, Playwright, Composer, Lyricist
>OVERVIEW-50+ years: 13 full length plays (6 produced); 28 one-act plays (20 produced); 1 short produced screenplay; 8 produced adaptations; countless number of songs in and out of collections, many performed. Favorite poetry collection: “Sonnets From The Tower of London”.
Unpublished Autobiography in Poetry—38 Volumes: 1956 to Present.
Listed in Who’s Who in America: 2019.