Bill Connington

Lecturer in Acting

Bill Connington is at the forefront of Alexander Technique training for actors, and has devoted his career to helping performers manage their art through managing themselves.  He is the former Chairman of Board of the American Center for the Alexander Technique, and co-author of the book, The Alexander Technique (HarperCollins) which has sold over 85,000 copies internationally. He has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and the Juilliard School. He was invited by James Lipton to start the Alexander Technique Department at the Actors Studio MFA Program. Bill devised a special three-year course of study for actors that formed the basis of his latest book, Physical Expression on Stage and Screen: A Performer’s Guide to the Alexander Technique, published in 2014 by Methuen Drama. The book will be sold in the United States and the United Kingdom. Bill has collaborated with Metropolitan Opera singers and prominent voice teachers and coaches in their studios. He has also worked backstage with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Broadway production of Phantom of Opera, among other productions, applying the principles of the Alexander Technique to performance. In addition, Bill is an award-winning actor and playwright whose films have appeared at film festivals around the country. Two of his plays were finalists at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and his play Zombie (based on the novella by Joyce Carol Oates) received raves in New York City. He is currently in pre-production on two independent feature films. His goal in teaching actors and other performers is to empower them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and to help them achieve peak performance through the Alexander Technique. Bill is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.