It is with sadness ATPAM announces the death on November 8, 2018 of Gold Card Manager Member William Craver in Austin, Texas. Brother Craver was 87 years old and had been a member of ATPAM since 1963.
Born in Texarkana, Bill received both a BA in Drama and a Master’s Degree in Directing at UT Austin. He served in the US Army in California and in Okinawa.
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Bill moved to New York City in 1956. He was the Company Manager on some of Neil Simon’s biggest Broadway hits: Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Star-Spangled Girl and Plaza Suite. He was also the Company Manager of Harold and There’s A Girl in My Soup. Bill also produced The Wager Off-Broadway.
Following his career in management, Bill worked as a theatrical and literary agent. Among his clients were Pulitzer Prize and Tony Winners Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle), David Auburn (Proof) and Jonathan Larson (RENT).
He was awarded a Tony Award in 2013 for Excellence in the Theatre.
Bill is survived by his sister and her family and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He will be missed.