ARTISTIC ADVISORY BOARD
Michelle Williams’ performances have established her as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors, earning her four Golden Globe nominations and one win, a Tony Award nomination, and four Academy Award® nominations.
Williams most recently starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s Academy Award® nominated MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, opposite Casey Affleck. For her performance, she was nominated for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award®, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Supporting Actress.”
Williams just wrapped production on Ridley Scott’s film ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, opposite Kevin Spacey and Mark Wahlberg. The film is a crime thriller that chronicles the 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty II and will be released by Sony on December 8, 2017.
Williams will next appear in Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK alongside Julianne Moore. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will screen as the centerpiece title of the New York Film Festival this fall. Later this year, she will be seen starring opposite Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, the story of P.T. Barnum, founder of the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. This original musical will be released by Twentieth Century Fox on December 25, 2017.
Previously, Williams was seen in Derek Cianfrance’s BLUE VALENTINE opposite Ryan Gosling. Williams’ captivating performance earned her an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Williams’ performance in Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, released in 2005, earned her nominations from Independent Spirit Award, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as an Academy Award® nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.” In late 2011, she took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, a role that garnered her third Academy Award® nomination, as well as nods from BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award wins.
In her first collaboration with Kelly Reichardt in the critically acclaimed independent film WENDY AND LUCY, Williams’ moving and evocative performance as “Wendy” garnered a Toronto Film Critics Award for “Best Actress” in 2009 and her third Independent Spirit Award Nomination. 2010 marked Williams second collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt in the period drama MEEK’S CUTOFF, which won the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards as well as the SIGNIS Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Williams’ third collaboration with Reichardt, CERTAIN WOMEN, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and was released by IFC Films. CERTAIN WOMEN received the BFI London Film Festival’s best film award.
Williams’ other film credits include Martin Scorcese’s SHUTTER ISLAND, Sam Raimi’s OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, Saul Dibb’s SUITE FRANÇAIS, Sharon Maguire’s INCENDIARY, Sarah Polley’s TAKE THIS WALTZ, Charlie Kaufman’s SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK, Todd Haynes’ I’M NOT THERE, Wim Wenders’ LAND OF PLENTY, Ethan Hawke’s THE HOTTEST STATE, Thomas McCarthy’s THE STATION AGENT, Sandra Goldbacher’s ME WITHOUT YOU, and Andrew Fleming’s DICK. In 2005, Williams was honored by the Motion Picture Club as “Female Star of Tomorrow.”
On television, Williams starred opposite Chloë Sevigny in Martha Coolidge’s HBO movie IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2. She also had a six-year run as “Jen Lindley” on the WB’s hit television series DAWSON’S CREEK. The series premiered in 1998 and remained one of the WB’s top-rated shows throughout its run.
On stage, Williams was most recently seen on Broadway starring in David Harrower’s Olivier Award-winning Drama BLACKBIRD opposite Jeff Daniels with Joe Mantello directing and Scott Rudin producing. Her depiction of “Una” garnered her a Tony nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.” She made her Broadway debut as “Sally Bowles” in the recent Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret. Her previous theatre credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Mike Leigh’s SMELLING A RAT and Tracy Letts’s KILLER JOE, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of THE CHERRY ORCHARD.