(Binghamton, NY) – Broome County Executive Debbie Preston is proud to join the Friends of the Forum in announcing actor, director, artist, and teacher Bill Gorman is the most recent recipient of a Star on its Wall of Fame.
The County Executive’s Office was joined by members of the Friends of the Forum and Binghamton Mayor Rich David to present the star to Gorman, in honor of his years of contributions and achievements on the local stage and in the local art community.
“Mr. Gorman was an inspiration to several young artists and actors throughout the Southern Tier,” says Broome County Executive Debbie Preston. “He spent a great deal of time advancing the arts and is truly deserving of this recognition.”
“Talented, dedicated people like Bill are the foundation of Binghamton’s vibrant local arts community,” said Mayor David. “Bill’s work in performing arts spans decades and his contributions to our area make her a perfect fit for a star on the Forum’s Wall of Fame.”
“Bill Gorman’s Star on the Walk of Fame is long overdue,” said County Legislator Stephen Flagg. “His dedication to the arts, mainly the theater, is unmatched and this recognition shows how much he means to the Broome County Arts community.”
Gorman spent several years as a company member of the Cider Mill playhouse in Endicott, appearing in numerous productions including A Christmas Story, Proof, Death of a Salesman, A Year with Frog and Toad, Man of LaMancha and Our Town.
He also appeared in New York City, as well as on the Syracuse State, Vermont State Company, Hanger Theater in Ithaca, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, North Carolina Repertory Company and the Chenango River Theatre.
Gorman also narrated a number of Emmy Award winning WSKG documentaries and directed the WSKG production of Laura Cunningham’s Frack You and the 2009 WSKG Production of The Twilight Zone.
He was also a teacher at Vestal High School, teaching English, Theatre and Public Speaking until he retired in 1995.
From 2001 to 2004 he was President of the Cooperative Gallery 213 in Binghamton NY. He is currently an Artist Member of the gallery where he exhibits his photography.
From 2006 to 2008, he was Chairman of the Board of the Broome County Arts Council in Binghamton and was given the Heart of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award from that group.
He is the past president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Chenango River Theatre, an Equity theatre in Greene.
Gorman is the 47th person to be honored with a star.
You can see all the stars on display in the lobby of the Forum Theatre.