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Schele Williams

 
Bio:
Schele Williams is the director of the upcoming revival of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical “Aida." She was the associate director of “Motown: The Musical,” and re-conceived and directed the recent national tour of the show. She was also the associate director of “Porgy and Bess’ on ... (read complete bio)
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@ScheleWilliams - 6/30/22 09:13am I am so excited to be co-directing the World Premiere of @NotebookMusical with Michael Greif! Performances begin at
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Bio:
Schele Williams is the director of the upcoming revival of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical “Aida." She was the associate director of “Motown: The Musical,” and re-conceived and directed the recent national tour of the show. She was also the associate director of “Porgy and Bess’ on ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Ensemble
Performer
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Choir
CHESS Choir
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ensemble
Nehebka
Aida (Standby) [Replacement]
Aida (Understudy)

Productions

 
[US Tour, 2017]
Staging
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Ensemble

Performer

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
Choir

CHESS Choir

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ensemble

Nehebka

Aida (Standby) [Replacement]

Aida (Understudy)

Productions

[US Tour, 2017]
Staging

[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Director

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Assistant Director

Schele Williams Biography

Schele Williams is the director of the upcoming revival of Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical “Aida."

She was the associate director of “Motown: The Musical,” and re-conceived and directed the recent national tour of the show. She was also the associate director of “Porgy and Bess’ on its European tour and associate choreographer of “Rent” on its North American and international tours.




Schele Williams News

Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program Photo Black Theatre United Announces Digital Unconscious Bias Training Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Black Theatre United has engaged Christina Alexander of Alexander Consulting Group to create a digital Unconscious Bias and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (EDIAB) training program for use by the entire theatrical industry.

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Mu Photo WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has debuted a first look music video of the song 'If This Is Love' from the world premiere of The Notebook, performed in-studio by Ingrid Michaelson, who is writing the production’s music and lyrics. Watch here!

The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows Photo The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that Jamila Ponton Bragg has been awarded The Prince Fellowship and Cynthia L. Dorsey has been awarded the Prince/TTLP Fellowship. 

Jordan Tyson, Joy Woods, John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez & More to Star in THE NOTEBOOK Wo Photo Jordan Tyson, Joy Woods, John Cardoza, Ryan Vasquez & More to Star in THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced the cast and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Notebook, a new musical based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks that inspired the iconic film.

Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I W Photo Becky Ann Baker and Nikki M. James Will Lead Industry Reading of New Musical ASK, I WILL TELL.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

A private industry reading of Ask, I Will Tell, a new musical by Ben Diskant, will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 23 at 3pm. 

Cast Announced For World Premiere of MANDELA at the Young Vic Photo Cast Announced For World Premiere of MANDELA at the Young Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

The Young Vic today announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Mandela, a new musical that tells the story of Mandela the man and the movement behind him.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Schele Williams Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Schele Williams
by Elliot Lanes - May 17, 2022

Today’s subject Schele Williams is currently living her Theatre Life as the director of the World Premiere TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) production Show Way The Musical now running in the Family Theater at Kennedy Center through May 29th.

Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achiev Photo Photos: Vanessa Williams, Schele Williams, and More Honored at the WP Women of Achievement Awards
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2022

Last night, the WP Theater’s Gala – The Women Of Achievement Awards honored Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams, award-winning director Schele Williams, and Tony Award-winning producer Mara Isaacs.

BWW Review: SHOW WAY THE MUSICAL at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: SHOW WAY THE MUSICAL at The Kennedy Center
by Tavish Young - May 16, 2022

Show Way is a short musical adapted from the children's book of the same name by Jacqueline Woodson. It follows the family of Soonie, a Black woman in America, and the matriarchs that led her family from the time her ancestors were enslaved.

Photos: Inside TheatreWorks USA's Spring Benefit Event Photo Photos: Inside TheatreWorks USA's Spring Benefit Event
by James Blinken - May 10, 2022

On Monday, April 25th, 2022, in New York City, TheaterWorks USA had their spring benefit at 'The Current' located at Chelsea Piers. The special honorees at the event included Bonnie Comley, Stewart Lane, Tom Costanzo, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Schele Williams.

Schele Williams Videos

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Mu VideoWATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has debuted a first look music video of the song 'If This Is Love' from the world premiere of The Notebook, performed in-studio by Ingrid Michaelson, who is writing the production’s music and lyrics. Watch here!

BWW TV: Billy Porter and Misty Copeland Spearhead BTU and Fair Count's 'only1ofme' So VideoBWW TV: Billy Porter and Misty Copeland Spearhead BTU and Fair Count's 'only1ofme' Social Media Campaign
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2020

Black Theatre United (BTU) is partnering with Fair Count, the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded by former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, to launch a?oeonly1ofmea??; a new campaign featuring iconic artists of color, to inspire completion of the 2020 United States Census amongst a?oehard-to-counta?? (HTC) populations.

VIDEO: Directors Discuss Paper Mill's Upcoming Season, Including CLUE, THE WANDERER,  VideoVIDEO: Directors Discuss Paper Mill's Upcoming Season, Including CLUE, THE WANDERER, BRUCE, AIDA, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2020

The directors of the shows featured in Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming season are chatting about the productions, and what makes them special, in a new video!

BWW TV: Watch Secretary Hillary Clinton Deliver Closing Speech at 3rd Annual Women's  VideoBWW TV: Watch Secretary Hillary Clinton Deliver Closing Speech at 3rd Annual Women's Day On Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2020

On Monday, in celebration of International Women's Day, Disney on Broadway welcomed Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to deliver The Closing Keynote Address at The 3rd Annual Women's Day On Broadway: The Decade Ahead And How Women Will Shape It  at The New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City.

BWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch Liz Callaway Sing from Carmel Dean's WELL-BEHAVED WOMEN
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2020

Broadway ladies united earlier this month for the world premiere of Award-winning composer Carmel Dean's Well-Behaved Women. The cast included: LaChanze, Liz Callaway, Natascia Diaz, Melissa Rose Hirsh, Bonnie Milligan, Katie Thompson, Kuhoo Verma, Sasha Allen, Andréa Burns, Hannah Elless and Barbara Walsh. Watch an exclusive song from the show, performed by Liz Callaway as Neil Armstrong's wife, Janet Armstrong. 

VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS  VideoVIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2019

Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Rent, Children of Eden) is looking very animated lately, especially as presented in a new cartoonified recording session video of "Real Thing," released today, Friday, March 29, as a single from the album "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" on Yellow Sound Label.

BWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards! VideoBWW TV: Going Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal for the 2018 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2018

Preparations for the 2018 Jimmy Awards celebrating outstanding achievement in high school theatre around the nation are well underway and BroadwayWorld was on hand to bring you all the action from rehearsals! Check out BWW Correspondent, Katie Lynch, get all the behind the scenes scoop in the video below!

VIDEO: See Live Wins from the 2017 Jimmy Awards, Hosted by Tony Winner, Ben Platt!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS were held on Monday, June 26th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The awards were live streamed on Facebook, check out video of the event here!

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors!

Watch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
by Alan Henry - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook.


Schele Williams Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Schele Williams been in?
Schele Williams has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Schele Williams been in?
Schele Williams has not appeared in the West End