Will is a gender non-confirming actor based in Chicago, IL. They were raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where they grew up with their parents and four younger siblings. At age of 10, Will began performing with local youth and community theatres. In 2010, Will moved to Evanston, IL to attend Northwestern University. There, they had the immense fortune to be working with some of Chicago's greatest such as Cindy Gold, David Bell, Amanda Dehnert, David Downs, Henry Godinez, and Mary Poole.
In the summer of 2012, Will made their professional debut as a guest artist with The Music Theatre Company's Young Artists' Program in Highland Park, IL. They played the title role in Zanna, Don't! under the direction of the brilliant Jess McLeod.
Since then, Will has had the pleasure of working with some of the finest regional theatres around including Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Teatro Vista, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, and Refuge Theatre Project.
In June of 2014, Will received their Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Musical Theatre Certificate from NU. Shortly thereafter, they relocated to the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Will is overjoyed to make this fine city, with its vibrant and vital theatre scene, their artistic home base.
Professional highlights include:
- creating the role of Person in Charge in a new production of Straight White Men, written and directed by Young Jean Lee, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
- playing Angel in Metropolis Performing Arts Center's production of RENT, for which they were the recipient of the BroadwayWorld Chicago Award for Best Actor in a Musical
- creating the role of Sean in the world premiere of Will Goldberg's Home Before Dark
As of 2017, Will is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Other tidbits about Will:
- Will tutors Spanish, calculus, standardized test prep, and music theory to Chicagoland students aged 12-25.
- Will can write your name (or anything, really) into a friendship bracelet
- In third grade, Will co-authored a history book on their hometown, which was published and used in elementary classrooms