Currently appearing in the landmark revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Lincoln Center, Broadway and concert star William Michals made his Broadway début as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast. His career has continued in such roles as Javert in Les Misérables and the title role in Phantom. A recipient of the prestigious Anselmo Award, he also earned recognition by Chicago’s Jeff and the National STAR awards. Audiences across the country have enjoyed him as Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and as Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Not only has Michals played the great theatrical venues including Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s fabled Palace Theatre, and D. C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, but he’s also entertained in top casinos and New York’s finest rooms. Michals regularly appears with the country’s leading orchestras, including the San Francisco, San Diego, Utah, and Hartford Symphonies, The New York Pops, and recently the Philly Pops.
He has sung The National Anthem for major league sporting events from coast to coast, and enjoys the rare distinction of performing inside The United States Capitol. Symphonic performances of John Williams' America, The Dream Goes On have garnered the praise and admiration of many D.C. notables. Mayor Rudy Giuliani personally called upon William to open the December 11, 2001 memorial service at Ground Zero with a solo, a cappella rendition of Let There Be Peace On Earth, which has been rebroadcast worldwide over network TV, CNN and National Public Radio.
William’s credits extend into the operatic world in concert at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Bohème, Lehár’s The Merry Widow, and Wagner’s The Valkyries.
Following the success of his live CD, William Michals Broadway in concert, William is now collaborating with some of the creative talents behind Sarah Brightman and Charlotte Church, providing a dark baritone sound to the “classical crossover” market.