William Abbott was a theatrical manager, based in England, and South Carolina, USA.
He worked with the Haymarket Theatre in London, later moving to Charleston, South Carolina, where he created the New Charleston Theatre and operated it from 1837 through 1841. This theatre brought theatrical stars like Ellen Tree, Booth, Cooper, and Vandenhoff to Charleston. He also maintained a repertory company there.
- Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1963.