Lawrence Holofcener's acting career began as a lark, almost a dare. One
night in a Broadway theatre watching Anthony Newley in "Stop The World,"
he marvelled at the two and a half hour virtual virtuoso employing dance,
mime, singing and a dozen characters in one role and thought; if ever
I wanted to become an actor, that's the part for me! Almost a month to
the day Holofcener was on stage playing "Littlechap" in "Stop The World.
He starred in "Hello Dolly" with Carol Channing on Broadway and performed
in any regional theatres, not least in the musical he wrote and directed,
"I Don't Live There Anymore."
He has performed in cabarets, at the famed "Upstairs at the Downstairs" in New York, on the QE2 and Vistafjord, and recently with a one-person singing stint at prestigious hotels on the Isle of Wight.
Film credits include "Walking & Talking," a theatre feature written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, and "Thin Ice," with Lillian Gish and Kate Jackson, for television. His performing career began in Baltimore MD as a radio announcer and disc jockey, then on a local TV station, dressed as a clown, hosting a children's show.
Holofcener's directing began alongside his multi-talented wife Julia,
he directing, she producing, Shaw's "The Devil's Disciple" for the Trenton
Theatre Guild, followed by "Guys & Dolls" at Washington College in Chestertown
MD. He directed a production of "Shavings," his own compilation of scenes
from Shaw plays at Hopewell NJ, then "West Side Story" in Dorset UK, as
well as his own "I Don't
Live There Anymore" in Dorset, then at the Spoleto Festival in South