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Williamhickey
William Hickey
Biographical Information
Born September 19th, 1927
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died June 29th, 1997
New York City, New York, United States
Productions The Body Beautiful as Alfred (original Broadway cast)
The Producers as Drunk
Recordings The Body Beautiful (original cast recording)
The Producers (1968 film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

William Hickey is an American actor.

BiographyEdit

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hickey began his career as a child actor in variety shows, made his radio debut aged eleven and his Broadway debut in Saint Joan in 1951. He soon experienced a great deal of success on stage, film and television, including Little Big Man and The Equaliser. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role as Don Corrado Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor.

In addition to acting, Hickey taught at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, having several famous clients. In later years he gained additional acclaim for a guest role in Tales of the Crypt and as the voice of Dr. Finklestein in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He passed away in 1997.

SingingEdit

Hickey had two singing roles early in his career, as Albert in the stage musical The Body Beautiful and as a Drunk in The Producers, singing "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" with the titular producers.

FilmEdit

The Producers (1968)Edit

  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon

StageEdit

The Body Beautiful (1958)(originated the role)Edit

  • Pffft! (duet)
  • Art of Conversation (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

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