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J.L. Williams

 
Bio:
J.L. Williams. Hails from Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Williams trained at his mother's dance studio "The Dance Connection" in Los Angeles and later became a tap teacher there. His professional credits include dancing alongside the late Gregory Hines in 1998 on the CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show". He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
J.L. Williams. Hails from Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Williams trained at his mother's dance studio "The Dance Connection" in Los Angeles and later became a tap teacher there. His professional credits include dancing alongside the late Gregory Hines in 1998 on the CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show". He ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Performer (Swing)
Tap Dancer (Understudy)
J.K. Braiman (Understudy)
Cotton Club Parade [Off-Broadway]
NY City Center, 2011-2012
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Performer (Swing)

Tap Dancer (Understudy)

J.K. Braiman (Understudy)

Cotton Club Parade [Off-Broadway]
NY City Center, 2011-2012
Ensemble

J.L. Williams Biography

J.L. Williams. Hails from Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Williams trained at his mother's dance studio "The Dance Connection" in Los Angeles and later became a tap teacher there. His professional credits include dancing alongside the late Gregory Hines in 1998 on the CBS sitcom "The Gregory Hines Show". He was apart of the workshop of the Broadway Musical "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk". He danced and acted on a European and Asia Tour of "Magic of the Dance" and played Andy Lee in the Japan and National Broadway tour of 42nd Street. Mr. Williams is a recipient of the 2000 Spotlight Award given by the Los Angeles County Music Center in California and a 2000 recipient of the NAACP Act-so Award. He performed in "Sophisticated Ladies" in Los Angeles where he was offered his union status in 2007. He is a proud Actors Equity Association Member. During the past two years JL was an Original Broadway Cast Member in the Tony Award Winning Hit Musical "FELA!" and recently travelled to Lagos, Nigeria Africa in 2011 where he performed in a special performance of FELA! Other theatre credits include the Broadway Laboratory Workshop of "SuperFly" the musical and the role of one of the "Blazers" in New York City Center " Cotton Club Parade" Stay tuned in for J.L.'s New debut Musical Project entitled "The Power of Tap-Soul."




J.L. Williams News

J.L Williams Releases New Single 'Lesson Learned' Photo J.L Williams Releases New Single 'Lesson Learned'
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 14, 2020

The day of reckoning has come for Mr. J.L Williams and he has gloriously met the challenge with harmonies befitting the gods and melodies manifested in the heavens.

Broadway's J.L. Williams to Open with RIVERDANCE Tonight in Fort Myers
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2017

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the "Baritone Soloist" who sings "Freedom/Heal Their Hearts" as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers with Tyler Knowlin in the showstopping number "Trading Taps". Williams made his Riverdance debut back in the fall of 2015 in Canada. He also played the northwest of America and a limited engagement in Dublin this past summer.

FELA's J.L. Williams Returns to Riverdance's 20th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Riverdance- the Anniversary Tour returns to the USA from January to June 2017. J.L. Williams rejoins the ongoing 20th Anniversary tour and will be featured for the first time as the 'Baritone Soloist' who sings 'Freedom/Heal Their Hearts' as well as reprising his role as one of two African American tap dancers in the showstopping number 'Trading Taps'.

Watch Original Tap and Soul Music With THE JL SHOW
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

If you missed  J.L. Williams's tap and soul extravaganza, THE JL SHOW, you can now watch the whole thing online.

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction.

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap Dancing
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

Her singing has helped her win a Grammy, but her Broadway debut will require her to learn tap dancing.

VIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity Leave
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

The country blues singer will be making her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee.

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-Nomination
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

Despite not being nominated this year, six-time Tony winner is happy to celebrate.

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below!

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway Category
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The 6-time Tony Award winner gives the $1,000 answer in today's Broadway category.

J.L. Williams Videos

Hot Video: Get a First Look at Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in Rehearsals for SHUFFLE ALONG
by Robert Diamond - Dec 20, 2015

SUNDAY MORNING on CBS took viewers behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical - one of the earliest hit shows starring, written and directed by African-Americans. Now, we're taking you into the video which has just popped online!

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe on the Footnote of 1921
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2015

The show marks a reunion for legendary tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and director George C. Wolfe, who first worked together in Broadway's JELLY'S LAST JAM. In the preview below, Wolfe chats about what fascinates him about the subject matter.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical


J.L. Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has J.L. Williams been in?
J.L. Williams has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has J.L. Williams been in?
J.L. Williams has not appeared in the West End