Professional stage work
William's stage career started with a 2nd Grade muscial production of "The Teddy's Bear Picnic" complete with brown skivvy and paper mache.
Like other performers, he threw himself into school productions with the passion and energy of any other overlooked middle-child.
Since then he has a number of credits from musical theatre and straight drama to cabaret and dance, spanning both the professional and non-professional arenas.
His first leading role outside of school was playing Jesus in "Godspell" with Canberra Repertory Company at Theatre 3. Other credits included "Annie" and "JC Superstar' with the Canberra Theatre Trust and the lead in "Half a Sixpence" with Canberra Tempo. He was a guest artist in "Strike Up the Band" under Bill Stephens featuring the band of the Royal Military College Duntroon, as well as appearances in "Oh What a Lovely War" and "Little Mary Sunshine". In the early 80's he also appeared in a professional cabaret called "PHOCH 91".
During this time he commenced his dance training at the Bryan Lawrence School of Ballet and was a guest artist with the Canberra Dance Ensemble at the Adelaide Arts Festival.
Leaving Canberra in 1982, he attended the Victorian College of the Arts to further his studies in dance under Anne Woolliams. In 1982 he appeared in the Victorian State Opera's production of "Onegin" and later toured regional Victoria with the Vic Arts Dance Company. He had a brief appearance as a dancer on "Sale of the Century" during this time.
He later worked with the Human Veins Dance Company and the Australian Contemporary Dance Company before appearing in 1987 at the Palladium Theatre Restaurant. In 1988 he played the roles of Plato/Macavity, Alonzo/Rumpus and Tumblebrutus in the Australian production of "Cats" alongside Todd McKenney, Rachel Beck and Sharon Millerchip.
In the mid 90's he appeared as the Ringmaster in CLOC's production of "Barnum" and was later invited by Silver's Circus to join them on a 12 month contract. Other shows with CLOC included Zac in "A Chorus Line" and various roles in "The Scarlet Pimpernel".
His acting credits include Julius Caesar in Malvern Theatre Company's production of the Shakespeare play, Frank McMillan in "Nuts", Josh Makepeace in Encore Theatre's "Daylight Saving" and Peter George in Hannie Rayson's "Life After George". He has also appeared with Brighton TheaterCompany in "Calendar Girls". In 2013, he played the part of Roo in Encore Theater's production of "The Summer of the 17th Doll" and Dan in Mordialloc Theater's production of "Night Must Fall".