William (known as Billy) is a Professional Singer and Theater Performer based in Brisbane Australia.
Billy's love for theatre began at a young age, performing in several theatre productions and leading roles in the ACT, and he always had aspirations of turning his passion into a career.
Early credits include lead roles in Jesus Christ Superstar (winning a Canberra and Area Theatre award for the role of Judas); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (as Joseph also earning a CAT Award Nomination); Fame (as Nick); Oliver (as Dodger) and Danny Zuko in Grease.
Billy was also awarded the Roma Flynn Music Scholarship, an Academic and Financial bursary that assisted his studies at Marist College Canberra throughout years 11 and 12.
Billy graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium's Musical Theatre Bachelor program in 2014, under the direction of Paul Sabey. (A 4 Year Bachelor degree he completed in 3 years). He also graduated with the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
During his time at Griffith, Billy secured lead and supporting roles including Enoch Snow (Carousel), Woof (Hair) and played the role of Jack from Into the Woods.
Billy also received several other fantastic featured soloist performances including: Live radio solo and duet performances with 612 ABC, Lord Mayors City Hall Concert, 2013 Brisbane Carols in the City and performed 'New York - New York' in QPAC's American Music Club Series. During his studies, he was also selected for Masterclasses with composer John Bucchino & Director, Author & Producer Neil Rutherford.
Billy Accepting First Prize
Queensland Performing Arts Competition
Musical Theatre Section- 2014
Billy finished his time at the Conservatorium with his touring showcase "Our Turn - Exposed". The production toured Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
In addition to this, Billy was successful in winning the Major Prize at the Queensland Performing Arts Competition in the Music Theatre section. (Shown Below Right)
In December of 2014, Billy was chosen as the guest soloist in QPAC's Spirit of Christmas Concert, performing "The Holy City" with Queensland's Symphony Orchestra (lead by Simon Kenway) & 'Just In Time For Christmas" with Virgilio Marino, Christie Whelan Browne and Simon Burke.
Earlier in 2015, Billy was cast as "Fredric" in Harvest Rain's "The Pirates Of Penzance", under the direction of Simon Gallaher. He played alongside Georgina Hopson, Nancy Hayes, Gold logie award winner John Wood, and Channel 7's Andrew O'Keefe. The production played to sold out crowds in QPAC's Concert hall in March 2015.
Following 'Pirates', Billy performed with The Queensland Symphony Orchestra & The Royal Navy Band at the Centenary of The Anzac's Concert held in Southbank Piazza.
Billy is currently working with producers on recording an EP, showcasing Music Theatre Tenor Anthems. Stay tuned for updates.
In mid 2015, Billy exspanded his performance portfolio performing in Opera Queensland's production of 'Candide'. The production was a great success showing in QPAC's Playouse theatre thru July - August.
Following Candide, Billy landed his biggest production yet by joining the cast of Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Les Misérables Australia.
Billy was given the role of 'Marius' cover & played 'Joly' in the male ensemble 8 shows a week. Billy joined the production in Sydney's Capitol Theatre from September 2015, and from there toured with the company to his home town of Brisbane in QPAC's - Lyric Theatre until January 17th, 2016.
Billy is currently with the International Tour of Les Misérables.
The production concluded in Dubai, in November of 2016.
During 2017, Billy took a short sabbatical from the industry to marry his high school sweetheart Jessica. Following this, in 2018, Billy was cast in the first Australian Tour of the Book Of Mormon, Currently playing the Lyric Theatre in Sydney.
In his little spare time, Billy enjoys keeping fit and healthy, spending time with family & friends, and playing Golf.
Billy Makes The Front Page
QPAC Spirit Of Christmas
The Courier Mail