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William Ryall

 
William Ryall Headshot
Date Of Birth:
September 18, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
Binghamton, NY, USA
Bio:
Broadway: Wicked, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Amadeus, How to Succeed…, How the Grinch…, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical, High Society, …Whorehouse Goes Public, Grand Hotel, Me and My Girl, Guys and Dolls. NYC Opera: Most Happy Fella. Upcoming films: The Intern with Robert De Niro and Ricky and ... (read complete bio)
 
William Ryall Headshot
Date of Birth: September 18, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Binghamton, NY, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Wicked, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Amadeus, How to Succeed…, How the Grinch…, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical, High Society, …Whorehouse Goes Public, Grand Hotel, Me and My Girl, Guys and Dolls. NYC Opera: Most Happy Fella. Upcoming films: The Intern with Robert De Niro and Ricky and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Crew
Ship's Passenger
Henry T. Dobson
Quartet Member
Elisha J. Whitney (Understudy)
Captain (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Calvin
Ensemble
Arvide Abernathy (Understudy)
Big Jule (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2007
Citizen of Whoville
Old Max (Understudy)
The Grinch (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Citizen of Whoville
The Grinch (Understudy)
Old Max (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble
Inventor
Childcatcher (Understudy)
Toymaker (Understudy)
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Witch's Father [Replacement]
Ozian Official [Replacement]
Witch's Father [Replacement]
Ozian Official [Replacement]
Wizard (Understudy) [Replacement]
Dillamond (Understudy) [Replacement]
Wizard (Understudy) [Replacement]
Doctor Dillamond (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
CHESS Choir
  [US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Spots
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
The Vedigree Marshall
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
The Vedigree Marshall
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
The Grinch
Ensemble
General Genghis Kahn Schmitz (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Servant
Salieri's Valet
Count Johann Kilian Von Strack (Understudy)
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Inspector
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Edmund
Seth Lord (Understudy)
Uncle Willie (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ensemble
Davis
J.B. Biggley [Replacement]
J.B. Biggley (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron
Las Vegas Legends
Las Vegas Legend
Wall Street Wolf
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Franz Kohl
The Detective
Rohna (Understudy)
The Chauffeur (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1988
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Ensemble
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1979
Performer

Photos

Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Kevin Mu Photo

Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall & Anthony Wayne

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Date:
01/27/2017
William Ryall, Emilee Dupre & Ethan Khusidman Photo

William Ryall, Emilee Dupre & Ethan Khusidman

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Date:
11/11/2012
William Ryall & Emilee Dupre Photo

William Ryall & Emilee Dupre

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Date:
11/11/2012
 William Ryall and Timothy Hughes Photo

William Ryall and Timothy Hughes

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Date:
09/11/2012
 Ruthie Ryall, William Ryall Photo

Ruthie Ryall, William Ryall

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Date:
09/11/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2011
Crew

Ship's Passenger

Henry T. Dobson

Quartet Member

Elisha J. Whitney (Understudy)

Captain (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Calvin

Ensemble

Arvide Abernathy (Understudy)

Big Jule (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2007
Citizen of Whoville

Old Max (Understudy)

The Grinch (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Citizen of Whoville

The Grinch (Understudy)

Old Max (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Ensemble

Inventor

Childcatcher (Understudy)

Toymaker (Understudy)

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 2004
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Witch's Father [Replacement]

Ozian Official [Replacement]

Witch's Father [Replacement]

Ozian Official [Replacement]

Wizard (Understudy) [Replacement]

Dillamond (Understudy) [Replacement]

Wizard (Understudy) [Replacement]

Doctor Dillamond (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2003
CHESS Choir

  [US Tour]
First Class National Tour, 2002
Spots

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2002
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
The Vedigree Marshall

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
The Vedigree Marshall

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
The Grinch

Ensemble

General Genghis Kahn Schmitz (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
Servant

Salieri's Valet

Count Johann Kilian Von Strack (Understudy)

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1998
Inspector

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Edmund

Seth Lord (Understudy)

Uncle Willie (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1995
Ensemble

Davis

J.B. Biggley [Replacement]

J.B. Biggley (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron

Las Vegas Legends

Las Vegas Legend

Wall Street Wolf

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Franz Kohl

The Detective

Rohna (Understudy)

The Chauffeur (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Concert [Off-Broadway], 1988
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1986
Ensemble

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Equity Library Theatre Revival, 1979
Performer

William Ryall Biography

Broadway: Wicked, Chaplin, Anything Goes, Amadeus, How to Succeed‚Ķ, How the Grinch‚Ķ, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Seussical, High Society, ‚ĶWhorehouse Goes Public, Grand Hotel, Me and My Girl, Guys and Dolls. NYC Opera: Most Happy Fella. Upcoming films: The Intern with Robert De Niro and Ricky and the Flash with Meryl Streep. Fall of 2015: PBS broadcast of NY Philharmonic‚Äôs ‚ÄúShow Boat.‚ÄĚ www.williamryall.com




William Ryall News

Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them Photo Broadway Actors in THE GILDED AGE & How You Know Them
by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2022

Meet all of the Broadway actors in THE GILDED AGE! The new series features appearances by Audra McDonald, Denée Benton, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O'Hara, Carrie Coon, Claybourne Elder, Donna Murphy, Katie Finneran, Debra Monk, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Patrick Page, Michael Cerveris, and more.

HAMILTON, WICKED, CHICAGO & THE LION KING Resume Broadway Performances Tonight Photo HAMILTON, WICKED, CHICAGO & THE LION KING Resume Broadway Performances Tonight
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 14, 2021

The circle of life continues on Broadway! Tonight, Tuesday, September 14, Broadway gets its razzle dazzle back when four beloved musicals return to the stage. Tune in to BroadwayWorld for this one short day of non-stop coverage!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN Photo VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

VIDEO: WICKED on Broadway Prepares to Return to Oz As Rehearsals Resume Photo VIDEO: WICKED on Broadway Prepares to Return to Oz As Rehearsals Resume
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2021

The company of Broadway's Wicked recently returned to the rehearsal room to prepare for their comeback! Spend one short day behind the scenes of the blockbuster musical with a new video from inside their first day back!

Lindsay Pearce, Ginna Claire Mason and More Announced for WICKED's Broadway Return Photo Lindsay Pearce, Ginna Claire Mason and More Announced for WICKED's Broadway Return
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021

The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will resume performances on Tuesday, September 14 at 7PM at Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street). 

BWW Flashback: The Grinchiest Grinches of Christmas Past Photo BWW Flashback: The Grinchiest Grinches of Christmas Past
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 22, 2020

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, NBC is bringing the magic of Dr. Seuss' world to life in a new musical production airing next month! Matthew Morrison will star as the title role in 'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!' set to air Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from the Troubadour Theatre in London. While we await the 2020 television version of the musical, let's look back on some of the iconic Grinch performances of the past!

VIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting! Photo VIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting!
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2020

Are you showing up to vote on November 3? The cast of Wicked thinks you should! The company just released a music video about voting featuring special lyrics by award-winning Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman. The music video features original company members Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, alongside current Broadway and touring company members.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute Photo VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

Kerry Butler, Zachary Noah Piser, Alexander Gemignani and More to Star in THE DOGS OF Photo Kerry Butler, Zachary Noah Piser, Alexander Gemignani and More to Star in THE DOGS OF PRIPYAT at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020

GREEN ROOM 42 will present The Dogs of Pripyat in concert on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:00PM, as part of the GR42 New Works Series. Inspired by the true story of the abandoned dogs of Chernobyl who learned to survive and even thrive under unimaginable circumstances, The Dogs of Pripyat is an evening of heartbreak, hope, and humor that explores the inextinguishable desire in all of us to live when life seems least possible.

Meet The Cast Currently Defying Gravity In WICKED On Broadway! Photo Meet The Cast Currently Defying Gravity In WICKED On Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2019

Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!

William Ryall Videos

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN VideoVIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

VIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting! VideoVIDEO: WICKED Casts Reunite For a Musical Dispatch from Oz on Voting!
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2020

Are you showing up to vote on November 3? The cast of Wicked thinks you should! The company just released a music video about voting featuring special lyrics by award-winning Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman. The music video features original company members Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, alongside current Broadway and touring company members.

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

A Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS VideoA Christmas #TBT With The 2007 Opening Night of THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Dec 20, 2018

Christmas is almost here so we decided to spread some Christmas cheer with this week's #TBT! So once again our social media manager dove into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the Opening Night video of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! - The Musical from 2007! Watch the video below as a Patrick Page talks about starring as the famous Christmas grump and [Title of Show]'s Hunter Bell, who made his Broadway debut in the production! Enjoy the throwback video below!

BWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon U VideoBWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musicalwill run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

BWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL! VideoBWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

The company met the press today and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the full gang. Meet the cast and get a taste of the music below!

BWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! VideoBWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musical will run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

STAGE TUBE: The Muny's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Remixs Beyonce's 'Pretty Hurts'
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2014

The St. Louis Muny's cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which ran from July 14th through 20th, created a video remix of Beyonce's 'Pretty Hurts.' The remix is very much in the style of the show itself, as each of the actors is clad in creepy, kooky, monster-like costumes.

BWW TV Exclusive: First Look at New Television Promo for Broadway's CHAPLIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 12, 2012

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN opened earlier this week, September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). CHAPLIN is a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the production. The show just released a brand new television promo and BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of CHAPLIN with Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 11, 2012

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN opened last night, September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). CHAPLIN is a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the production. BroadwayWorld's own Richie Ridge was there for the big opening, where he chatted with Rob McClure, Jenn Colella, Erin Mackey, Christiane Noll and more! Check out what they had to say below!


William Ryall Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has William Ryall been in?
William Ryall has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has William Ryall been in?
William Ryall has not appeared in the West End