BIO

BILL NOLTE began his career on the Great White Way in 1985 with his Broadway debut as Old Deuteronomy in Cats, a success that led to roles in the original casts of  The Secret Garden, Joseph...Dreamcoat (revival), 1776 (revival), Jane Eyre, A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, King David (Goliath), and Amour.  His formidable comedic talents infused hilarious new life into the roles of Franz Liebkind and Max Bialystock in the Broadway and National Tours of The Producers, and he has been featured in the Broadway productions of Me and My Girl and most recently, in Waitress, where he played the role of Joe, the owner of the diner.


Off-Broadway, Bill has appeared at Carnegie Hall in Sail Away and Anyone Can Whistle, at the York Theatre in Road to Qatar, and in Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare with the New York City Ballet. He has  originated roles in the American Premieres of Jekyll & Hyde (The Complete Work - Recording) and Children of Eden.


Audiences have seen him at top regional theaters all over the country, including the Goodspeed Opera (Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical Award; Tony in The Most Happy Fella), Maine State Music Theatre (Vicky Award for Best Actor in a MusicalBroadwayWorld Award for Best Actor; Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof), The Alley Theatre, The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Broadway at Music Circus, Papermill Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Geva Theatre, and Westchester Broadway Theatre to name a few. 


As a cabaret artist, Bill has performed his original acts BillsvilleAll of Me, and On Broadway at Birdland (all directed by Mark Waldrop, "the creator of When Pigs Fly", in New York at Birdland and the 92nd St. Y., and as a headliner on the Seabourne SPIRIT Cruise Lines.  He is also a gifted watercolorist whose works have been exhibited in NYC, Pittsburgh, PA, East Haddam, Connecticut, and Las Vegas, NV, as well as a Tommy Award-Winning textile designer.  A proud alum of the University of Cincinnati College -Conservatory of Music, he was a recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989. 


Bill and his husband, Kevin Golden, a retired Film and TV scenic artist, enjoy traveling, gardening, cooking and entertaining their family and friends in their homes in New York City, upstate New York, and Las Vegas.