William DeMeritt

William DeMeritt is an actor, writer, director, theater educator, and dialect coach making his MTC and Round House debuts. Off-Broadway: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, Signature Theatre Company; Liz Swados’ Violence Project, LaMaMa ETC.; and Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?, The Public Theatre. International: Hamlet, Bridge Lane Theater (London); October in the Chair & Other Fragile Things, Amsterdam International Fringe Festival. Regional: Will, Shakespeare in Love (U.S. premiere), Fenton, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Sholem Asch, Indecent, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Orsino, Twelfth Night, Yale Rep; We, The Invisibles, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville; writer and co-creator of the one-man show Origin Story (winner, New York Innovative Theatre Award, Best Solo Performance); Sense and Sensibility, Dallas Theatre Center; and The Slam Jam, Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theatre. Film: The Normal Heart; The Lennon Report; The Surrogate; What’s Up, Lovely?; and Bad Luck Dandelion. Television: The Flight Attendant (HBOMax), NCIS: New Orleans, Person of Interest, Law & Order: SVU, One Life to Live, The Outs (Vimeo), and Guiding Light. Other: Other credits include the audiobooks Underground Airlines (AUDIE nomination, Earphones award winner), The Mortifications, Snapshot, The Wild Ones trilogy, The Resisters, and the Isaiah Coleridge series; and Featured Narrator for The New Yorker and The New York Times on the AUDM app (streaming service for narrated long-form journalism). William has a BFA from Marymount Manhattan and an MFA from Yale School of Drama. Special thanks to my wife Cassandra for making this pandemic quarantine time thrive-able and not just survivable. And to Nathan and Lauren for trusting me with their story. williamdemeritt.com, @demeritt.