Albert Williams - Columbia College Chicago

Albert Williams

Associate Professor of Instruction

awilliams@colum.edu

Biography

Albert Williams, Associate Professor of Instruction, Theatre, teaches courses on text analysis, musical theatre history, and Chicago theatre. He is an arts journalist and critic published in the Chicago Reader (George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism), New York Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Illinois Entertainer, and American Theatre. Co-editor, Nothing Personal: Chronicles of Chicago's LGBTQ Community, 1977-1997 (Firetrap Press). Listed in Who's Who in America. Inducted into the City of Chicago's LGBT Hall of Fame for "important contributions to the cultural life of Chicago." He was active in Chicago and Off-Broadway theatre as a performer and writer, and is the librettist for several operas composed by the Columbia College Music Department's founding chair, William Russo (Isabella's Fortune, The Golden Bird, The Sacrifice). BA, Columbia College Chicago, 1973.

Instructional Areas

Theatre history, text analysis, musical theatre history, Chicago theatre history, theatre in Chicago, musical theatre

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Theatre history, text analysis, musical theatre history, Chicago theatre history, theatre in Chicago, musical theatre, LGBTQ history

Degrees

B.A., Music Columbia College Chicago 1973