On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
William Craver became a part of Paradigm, A Literary and Talent Agency, as a result of its acquisition of Writers & Artists Agency where he was a partner and President of the New York office. He began his career with the distinguished Broadway producer, Saint Subber. While in his employ he worked on the original Broadway productions of Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Coupleand Plaza Suite, as well as Mike Nichols’ all-star revival of The Little Foxes. As General Manager or Company Manager he worked on more than 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He ran the business operation of the premiere productions of The House Of Blue Leaves, El Grande De Coca-Cola and the record breaking revival of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. He produced two Off-Broadway plays and has been Associate Producer of a CBS-TV mini series, a feature film released by Columbia Pictures and co-Producer of a Movie of the Week for CBS. At Writers & Artists Agency three of his clients, David Auburn (Proof), Jonathan Larson (Rent) and Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle) have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Rent also won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score and the Drama Critics Circle Award; Proof also won the Tony the Drama Critics Circle Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Clients Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann won the Tony for Best Score and Kotis for Best Book for Urinetown. Client Jerry Zaks, has won four Tony Awards for directing The House Of Blue Leaves, Guys & Dolls, Six Degrees Of Separation and Lend Me A Tenor. David Henry Hwang won the Tony Award for Best Play for M. Butterfly. He is on the boards of Dramatists Play Service and The Jonathan Larson Foundation.