Local audiences will remember Nance Williamson from her years as a treasured member of Terry O’Brien’s company at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where she and her husband, Kurt Rhoads, were perennial fan favorites.
This fall, the Garrison resident is commuting a bit farther, to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theater, where she’s in the ensemble of David Leveaux’s “Romeo and Juliet,” starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad.
Williamson has been in starry Broadway outings before: She was one of the most memorable parts of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” with Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner and Daniel Sunjata. But Bloom-mania—with fans flocking to get a glimpse of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” star— is a mania of another stripe, as Williamson shares in this video, which includes a visit by Denzel Washington to the Richard Rodgers.
Photo by Peter D. Kramer/The Journal News: Nance Williamson at home in Garrison.