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Killer Casting


Sep 10, 2021

Today we are paying special tribute to an actor we lost too soon, who was an astonishing talent, exceptional human being and whom Lisa had the great fortune of casting in two projects… Michael Kenneth Williams.

Known for creating such iconic roles such as Omar in “The Wire”, Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire” and Bobby McCray in “When They See Us”, Lisa, Dean and our special guest, actor Patrick Gallo, breakdown exactly what made Michael’s work so special.

LINKS:
Wonderfully detailed 30 min interview with Michael as he breaks down in detail, many of his iconic performances. Don't miss this clip ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWBtPXIgid8

A brilliant 3 minute short where Michael chats with 4 different versions of himself discussing being typecast
https://youtu.be/Vv3_3PQsJA8

The powerful scene from 'When They See Us' which we played in the pod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-nb2yyr7Kk 

David Sims at The Atlantic with a great thoughtful short piece on Michael https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/09/michael-k-williams/620001

Noah Remnnick's excellent NYT long form piece on Michael from 2017 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/30/nyregion/michael-k-williams-is-more-than-omar-from-the-wire.html