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Currently appearing as the nuclear physicist and Nobel Laureate Otto Hahn in the Nora Theatre's production of OPERATION EPSILON at the Central Square Theatre in Cambridge, Will Lyman’s diverse career encompasses roles both behind and in front of the camera. You’ve probably heard his voice: he’s the exclusive narrator of Public Television’s long-running Frontline series; other voice-over credits include documentaries for National Geographic, The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Learning Channel, to name a few. He is also much sought-after as a commercial voice actor, currently serving the Dos Equis "most interesting man in the world" campaign and the "connection" spots for UPS. In front of the lens, he’s done extensive work in both film and television, including roles in the films "What Doesn't Kill You," "Little Children," "Mystic River," "The Siege," "A Perfect Murder," and "Welcome to the Dollhouse,” as well as in the TV series "Commander-in-Chief" and "Threat Matrix.”

For the past several years, Will has worked almost exclusively in the Boston theatre community and has been consistently well-received by critics and audiences alike. His roles have included Apemantus in Shakespeare's little-performed Timon of Athens with Actors' Shakespeare Project; Joe Keller in Miller's All My Sons (IRNE Award for Best Actor) directed by David Esbjornson at the Huntington; Rex, an actor struggling with the effects of age on his work and his love life (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, The Oil Thief, Norton Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Actor), an actor “left behind by time” (New Rep Theatre, Exits and Entrances, Norton Award for Outstanding Achievement as an Actor), and a German psycho-chirologist who wrestles with his patients in Speakeasy Stage/BPT/40 Magnolias' premiere of The Wrestling Patient. Most recently, he portrayed Ralph Nickleby in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, parts 1 and 2 (IRNE Award for Best Ensemble) at the Lyric Stage Company, Evan in Theresa Rebeck's DollHouse, an update of the Ibsen classic, for New Rep Theatre, and James Tyrone in the critically acclaimed production of Long Day's Journey into Night, also at New Rep.


   
In 2008, he was one of four nominees for Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Will is the father of actress Georgia Lyman.

He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, dedicated to free Shakespeare on the Boston Common.

 
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