Special Award for Outstanding Achievement
in the American Theatre
What an actor of Will Lyman’s stature brings to any given role is more than talent; more, even than the craft learned and honed during a lifetime on the stage.
What Lyman also brings is that ineffable, you-know-it-when-you-see-it quality known as presence.
No one quite ranks with Lyman as a narrator. As an authoritative off-camera voice, the man’s a rocket, an audio auteur. No telling the number of documentaries I’ve watched while thinking how much better they would be were Lyman the narrator. He and his tubes are that good, his sense of pitch and instinct for the moment flawless. Not one misplaced vibrato. TV’s finest narrator.
… the extraordinary Will Lyman, a master at finding humanity in characters who could easily be dismissed as two-dimensional.
Exits and Entrances … features a gem of a performance by Will Lyman as an aging actor confronting the dimming of his professional light …
Will Lyman provides the right note of ironic wit, even as the plot gets darker.
Lyman’s charismatic and troubling Trumpleman.
A luminous and wrenching production.
Lyman’s transformation from confident king to Nixonian cover-upper is a model piece of acting.
The excellent Will Lyman … conveys the intense, almost savage energy of a man recovering from emotional frostbite to confront old pain and new vulnerability.