Friday, November 5, 2010
Lobby Hero: Douglas O'Neil, Jr. (Bill)
Douglas O’Neil, Jr. (Bill), a proud native of Birmingham, has been performing professionally in Alabama for over a decade. BFT audiences may remember him as John in The Cocktail Hour, and as Mitch Albom in the smash hit Tuesdays with Morrie, which went on to be named in Alec Harvey’s “The best of Birmingham theater in 2008” for The Birmingham News. While Douglas is adept at drama, he’s best known for his hilarious hijinx with the Extemporaneous Theatre Company (www.ETCBham.com), Birmingham’s only professional improvisational theatre company, which Douglas founded in 2008. ETC was named a runnerup for Best Theatre Company 2010 in Birmingham Magazine’s annual “Best of Birmingham” feature, a finalist for Best Live Theatre in the 2009 Birmingham News “Birmingham’s Best” readers’ poll, and recently appeared alongside improv companies from New York, Chicago, and San Francisco at the 2010 Black Box Comedy Festival.