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Poet, playwright, novelist, actor, director and sculptor, Lawrence Holofcener was born in the U.S. and is both a U.S. and UK citizen. He holds a BA degree in Theatre Arts from Thomas Edison University.

The artist at work in his studio

His plays and musicals have been produced on Broadway and in the West End.

As an actor he appeared in "Stop The World" and "Hello Dolly" on Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the USA.

His musical, "I Donít Live There Anymore" toured South Carolina in the Fall of 2000.

As sculptor, Holofcener has exhibited in both countries, in London at the Bruton Street Gallery and the Catto Gallery, as well as selling through Sothebyís.

Among his known works are "Allies," Churchill and Roosevelt, in Bond Street, Meeting Princess Margaret"Faces of Olivier" in the Chichester Theatre, and "Thomas Paine" in Bordentown, New Jersey.

His commission: life-size portraits of Thomas Chatterton, William Penn and William Tyndale for Bristol was unveiled in mid-June 2000 by HRH Prince Charles.
"Icons of the 20th Century" is a series of bas-reliefs, busts and 1/4 life-size portraits of individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields of endeavor. These include: Albert Einstein, Sir Winston Churchill, Roosevelt, Laurence Olivier, Mohandas Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, J.F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, Charles de Gaulle, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, The Beatles, Ben Gurion & Golda Meir, etc. The "Icons" are cast in limited editions and for any information and prices please contact the atelier directly.

One-Person Exhibitions
Icons of the 20th Century, Catto Gallery, London 2002
Bruton Street Gallery, London 1996.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Princeton, NJ 1984.
The Nassau Gallery, Princeton 1982.
AT&T Corporate Education Center, Hopewell, NJ 1982.
The Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC 1980.
The Rice Museum, Georgetown, SC 1980.
The Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC 1979.
Group Shows
Kendall Gallery, Cowes, Isle of Wight 1998.
Catto Gallery, Hampstead London 1997.
The Mall Galleries, London, 1994.
The Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ 1984.
Trenton Country Club, Trenton 1984.
Philips Mill Gallery Annual (sculpture prize).
1983 Nassau Gallery, Princeton 1982.
Fisher Galleries, Washington, DC 1980-86.
Gross McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1981.
Princeton Annual (1st prize) 1980.
Mercer County Artists Show, MC College, NJ 1981.
Gallery 100, Princeton 1980.
Palmetto Gallery, Charleston, SC 1979-80.
Sculpture Garden, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, 2008
Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
City of Bristol.
City of Coburg, Germany.
Isle of Wight Museum.
The Cunard Line Ltd.
The Bond Street Association, London.
The Chichester Theatre, Sussex, England.
King Edward VI School, Southampton, England.
AT&T Corporate Education Center, NJ.
The Gibbes Museum, Charleston, SC.
The Unitarian Church, Charleston, SC.
Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Charleston, SC.
McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ.
Mary & Charles Cornforth, Princeton, NJ.
British Equity, London.
Actors Equity, New York.
The Shaw Society, London.
Liza Minelli, Hollywood.
Mrs. Sammy Davis, Jr., Hollywood.
Gary Comer 2006
William Tynedale, William Penn, & Thomas Chatterton, for Bristol art/science/cultural centre @Bristol, July 2000.
Gandhi, London 1998.
Thomas Paine, Bordentown NJ 1997.
Queen Victoria, Isle of Wight, 1994.
"Allies," (Roosevelt & Churchill), Bond Street, London 1995.
Albert Einstein (maquette), Princeton 1994.
Frankie Lane, Ruby Keeler, QE2.
Sammy Davis, Jr., ("Sammy" Award) London.
"Faces of Olivier," Chichester Theatre, Sussex.
"The Helping Hand Award," New York.
Fletcher Knebel, Honolulu.
Capts. Robert Arnott, Robin Woodall, QE2.
Mayor Robert Cawley, Princeton, NJ.
Dr. Timothy Shea, Education Center Founder, AT&T, NJ.
George Bernard Shaw, Shaw Society London.
The Duke of Wellington, Charlottesville, VA.
Wayland Cato, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

I DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE (Musical) Spoleto USA 1993, Dorset UK 1992.
SHAVINGS (Adaptation) Hopewell, NJ. 1989.
DAY OF CHANGE (poetic drama) Princeton 1988.
THE WAITING ROOM (play) Princeton University 1982.
DAY OF CHANGE, Southern Humanities Conference, SC 1981.
THE SHEPHERD (play) Off-Broadway 1970.
BEFORE YOU GO (play) Hampstead Theatre, London 1969.
THE BENCH (play) Off-Broadway 1969.
BARKING (play) Boston University 1968.
BEFORE YOU GO (play) Broadway 1967.
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (Broadway revue) with Tallulah Bankhead, lyrics and sketches 1958 CATCH A STAR (Broadway revue) lyrics 1957.
MR. WONDERFUL (Broadway musical) with Sammy Davis, lyrics 1956.
Tamiment Playhouse (revues) lyrics, sketches 1950-53.

WONDERS OF MANHATTAN (Columbia Picture short) lyrics and script 1955
Cannes Festival Prize 1956.

BRITISHISMS, Partners Press 1982, 2nd edition 1985.
Articles, poetry; Baltimore Sun, Charleston Magazine, Princeton Spectrum, Princeton Packet 1976-89.

MR. WONDERFUL, BYE-BYE, TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, among 60-odd songs published & recorded 1955-80.

DAY OF CHANGE (radio drama) Public Radio South 1981.
RAY BOLGER SHOW, NBC-TV, lyrics 1961.
TED COLLINS SHOW, Mutual Radio, script 1955.
KATE SMITH SHOW, NBC-TV, script 1954.
MEL TORNE SHOW, CBS-TV, script 1953.
JOEY, CBS-TV with Joel Grey, script, lyrics 1953 .
YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS, NBC-TV, with Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, lyrics, sketches 1950-52 .


DAY OF CHANGE (lyric drama) Apollo Theatre, IOW 1994, Bucknell University, PA. 1990.
I DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE (Musical) Spoleto USA Charleston, SC 1993, Blandford, Dorset. UK 1992.
CANDIDA (Burgess) Princeton Rep Co., 1989.
FEIFFER'S WORLD Princeton NJ 1989.
HELLO, DOLLY! (Vandergelder) Salt Lake City 1986.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Tevya) McCarter Theatre, New Jersey 1985.
ST. JOAN, McCarter Theatre 1983 .
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, McCarter Theatre 1981,'82.
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, McCarter Theatre 1979.
MY FAIR LADY (Higgins) Charleston Opera Co. 1978.
THE TORCH-BEARERS, with Peggy Cass, Dina Merrill, Farley Granger, McCarter 1978.
NIGHT OF THE TRIBADES, McCarter (premiere) 1978.
MY FAIR LADY (Doolittle).
KISS ME KATE, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera 1972-73.
JACQUES BREL, Bucks County Playhouse, PA 1972.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, (Tevya) McCarter 1971.
THE BENCH, Off-Broadway 1969.
HELLO, DOLLY! (Cornelius) with Carol Channing, Broadway 1966.
STOP THE WORLD, Stock touring Co. 1965.
STOP THE WORLD, (Standby Anthony Newley) Broadway 1964.

WALKING & TALKING (theatre feature) 1996.
THIN ICE (TV film) with Kate Jackson, Lillian Gish, CBS 1981.

GURNARD PINES Isle of Wight 1997.
VISTAFJORD, Cunard Line 1996.
ROYAL HOTEL Ventnor Isle of Wight 1995-96.
DAY OF CHANGE, The Wetlands Bar, New York, 1990.
CURTAIN CALLS, Princeton 1986-87.

TV, Radio
BOWEN PRODUCTIONS, educational voice-overs, E. Sussex 1992.
PACKET PRODUCTIONS, voice-overs, TV spots 1986-89.
DAY OF CHANGE, Public Radio South 1981.
CANDID CAMERA, CBS performing, writing 1966-67.

Documentary Narrations (12)
PBS 1965 WBAL-TV, Baltimore MD, news, childrens' shows 1949 WSID, Baltimore, radio announcer, disc-jockey 1947-48.

I DON'T LIVE THERE ANYMORE (musical) Spoleto USA 1993.
SHAVINGS (play) Hopewell NJ 1989.
WEST SIDE STORY Dorset England 1988.
THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE Trenton Theatre Guild 1983.
THE WAITING ROOM (play) Princeton University 1982.
GUYS & DOLLS Washington College, MD 1975.
STOP THE WORLD Stock tour 1965.

DAY OF CHANGE, radio drama, Public Radio South 1981.
DICK CAVETT SHOW, ABC-TV, NY, Talent-coordinator 1968.
JERRY LEWIS TELETHON [1st] Assoc. Producer 1967.
MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, Westinghouse, Talent Coordinator 1965-66.
  Vistafjord, Cunard Line 1996.
Carrisbrook Castle, Newport, IOW 1996.
Silver Sea Cruises 1994.
QE2, Cunard Line 1985-93.
Bucknell University, PA 1990.
Bloomsburg University, PA 1990.
Bryanston School, Dorset, England 1988.
AT&T Corporate Headquarters, Hopewell NJ 1984.
The Asheville School (residence) Asheville, NC 1983.
English-Speaking Union (6 branches) 1982-83.
New Jersey Education Association (teachers Union) 1982.
Princeton Summer Arts Program 1982.
Charleston Teachers Conference 1980.
Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC 1979-80.

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20th Century Icons
Work in Progress

About the Artist

Acting & Directing

King Edward VI School, Southampton, England 1988.
Bryanston School, Dorset 1988 Charleston, SC 1979.
Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight 1997.
Quay Arts Centre, Newport 1995.
Gibbes Museum School, Charleston, SC 1978.
Kent Players, Chestertown, MD 1974.
Circle-In-The-Square Theatre School, NY 1972.
Universities of Maryland, Wisconsin, CUNY.
Degree BA, Thomas Edison College, NJ.

Restored 13 houses in Eastern USA and the Isle of Wight dating from 17th century; 4 in National Trust. Designed & installed self-contained water-filtration and waste-treatment systems approved by NJ and US agencies 1977. Designed & built fishing trawlers & yachts in ferro-cement 1974, 75.
ASCAP Actors Equity.
USA Screen Actors Guild, USA.
British Equity.
Who's Who in America.
National Sculpture Society, US
The English-Speaking Union, New York, London.