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William Wheeler

 
Birth Place:
Sydney, Australia
Bio:
William Wheeler is a young Sydney-based Musical Theatre performer. His most recent role was as Alison Bechdel's older brother Christian in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of FUN HOME (2021). In the first Sydney production out of lockdown, William played the role of Theo in PIPPIN ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Sydney, Australia

Bio:
William Wheeler is a young Sydney-based Musical Theatre performer. His most recent role was as Alison Bechdel's older brother Christian in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of FUN HOME (2021). In the first Sydney production out of lockdown, William played the role of Theo in PIPPIN ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Ensemble

Sydney Theatre Company: “Christian” Fun Home Roslyn Packer Theatre, 2021 https://fb.watch/5iqYYkALGk/



Gordon Frost Organization: “Theo” PIPPIN the Musical, Sydney Lyric 2020-2021https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/four-young-stars-ready-return-to-the-stage-in-the-musical-pippin/news-story/c1ec0a83891c12f0d0dd70dbe88196cc?fbclid=IwAR3W-DBaQThTQXoW92cAMBmiWqn2EN-mJmQ60bdCBwucM--P4lcS5dqghXo



Opera Australia: Tosca, Sydney Opera House 2021; La Bohème, Sydney Opera House 2018/2019 and 2021/2022



Channel 10: The Project, Pokémon (2020) https://youtu.be/thUNpDj5hic



Nickelodeon: Host, Hot, Hot Summer (2019)



Australian Broadcasting Corporation: ABC ME The Storybuilding Tool Kit: Book Report By William (2017) https://youtu.be/7H8fXKcYgWQ



Voiceover/Carols: NRMA Insurance Christmas Campaign (2018/2019).



Senior Chorister (Cantoris), St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney (2016-present).



European Tour - London, Windsor, Paris, Sienna, Venice 2019-2020



City of Canada Bay Young Citizen of the Year 2020 (awarded January 2021) https://www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/business/opportunities/awards/citizens-of-the-year



 



 



 



 



 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Ensemble

Sydney Theatre Company: “Christian” Fun Home Roslyn Packer Theatre, 2021 https://fb.watch/5iqYYkALGk/



Gordon Frost Organization: “Theo” PIPPIN the Musical, Sydney Lyric 2020-2021https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/arts/four-young-stars-ready-return-to-the-stage-in-the-musical-pippin/news-story/c1ec0a83891c12f0d0dd70dbe88196cc?fbclid=IwAR3W-DBaQThTQXoW92cAMBmiWqn2EN-mJmQ60bdCBwucM--P4lcS5dqghXo



Opera Australia: Tosca, Sydney Opera House 2021; La Bohème, Sydney Opera House 2018/2019 and 2021/2022



Channel 10: The Project, Pokémon (2020) https://youtu.be/thUNpDj5hic



Nickelodeon: Host, Hot, Hot Summer (2019)



Australian Broadcasting Corporation: ABC ME The Storybuilding Tool Kit: Book Report By William (2017) https://youtu.be/7H8fXKcYgWQ



Voiceover/Carols: NRMA Insurance Christmas Campaign (2018/2019).



Senior Chorister (Cantoris), St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney (2016-present).



European Tour - London, Windsor, Paris, Sienna, Venice 2019-2020



City of Canada Bay Young Citizen of the Year 2020 (awarded January 2021) https://www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/business/opportunities/awards/citizens-of-the-year



 



 



 



 


William Wheeler Biography

William Wheeler is a young Sydney-based Musical Theatre performer.

His most recent role was as Alison Bechdel's older brother Christian in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of FUN HOME (2021).

In the first Sydney production out of lockdown, William played the role of Theo in PIPPIN (2020/21) with the Gordon Frost Organisation with his character closing the show with an a cappella solo.

He is currently in rehearsal for Opera Australia's summer 2022 season of La Bohème.
This will be his third production with Opera Australia, having performed in Tosca (2020) and in La Bohème(2018/19).

William has appeared on ABC TV, Channel Ten and Nickelodeon, has recorded a number of professional voice overs for radio advertisements and been invited to perform as a soloist for a range of school, community and charity events.

William received the City of Canada Bay Young Citizen of the Year Award, 2020 (awarded January 2021) for a Pokemon card charity drive for bushfire affected communities, and to acknowledge his achievements in the performing arts.





William Wheeler News

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; HAMILTON Leads B Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; HAMILTON Leads B Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; HAMILTON Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW REVIEW: The Musical Adaptation of Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir Comes To Life W Photo BWW REVIEW: The Musical Adaptation of Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir Comes To Life With Power And Poignancy In The Australian Premiere of FUN HOME
by Jade Kops - May 2, 2021

Captivating, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Jeanine Tesori (Music) and Lisa Kron’s (Book and Lyrics) adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir FUN HOME has finally opened in Sydney after a pandemic induced delay

Australian Actor Kerri-Anne Kennerley Suffers Broken Collarbone After Falling From Tr Photo Australian Actor Kerri-Anne Kennerley Suffers Broken Collarbone After Falling From Trapeze During PIPPIN Performance
by Stephi Wild - Dec 31, 2020

Australian stage and screen star Kerri-Anne Kennerley was hospitalized after falling 4.5 meters from a trapeze during a performance in Pippin in Sydney.

PIPPIN Officially Opens in Sydney Photo PIPPIN Officially Opens in Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020

Sydney-siders and critics have embraced the return to theatres with Sydney's unforgettable summer hit musical, the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN receiving huge acclaim by critics and audiences alike. The first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March, PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for a limited season.

PIPPIN Opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre Tonight Photo PIPPIN Opens at Sydney Lyric Theatre Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020

Pippin is set to open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre Tonight, November 24! The live production, the first one back in Sydney, will run until January 31, 2021. With a beloved score by Tony Award nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ, PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence.

PIPPIN Comes to the Sydney Lyric at The Star Photo PIPPIN Comes to the Sydney Lyric at The Star
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2020

Performances begin next Tuesday for the high-flying, death-defying hit Broadway musical PIPPIN, the first large scale musical theatre production to open in Australia since COVID-19 led to theatres closing down in March. PIPPIN plays exclusively at the Sydney Lyric at The Star from 24 November to 31 January only.

Young Actors Announced to Play Theo in PIPPIN at the Sydney Lyric at The Star Photo Young Actors Announced to Play Theo in PIPPIN at the Sydney Lyric at The Star
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2020

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced the four young boys who will share the role of Theo in the Broadway musical PIPPIN which opens at the Sydney Lyric at The Star for an exclusive season from 24 November 2020.

Seth Bisen-Hersh to Present Virtual Talent Showcase + Self-Isolation Song Cycle Photo Seth Bisen-Hersh to Present Virtual Talent Showcase + Self-Isolation Song Cycle
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2020

After producing, emceeing and accompanying 583 weekly musical theatre talent showcases at renowned midtown cabaret venue Don't Tell Mama since 2007 featuring over 3,000 performers, award-winning off-Broadway composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh is excited to bring his cabarets to the internet! 

QUEEN OF KATWE Actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa Has Died at 15 Photo QUEEN OF KATWE Actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa Has Died at 15
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2020

According to Variety, actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa has died at age 15.

William Wheeler Videos

VIDEO: New Trailer for LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Unveiled at Comic Con VideoVIDEO: New Trailer for LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE Unveiled at Comic Con
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 24, 2017

A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. Check out the just-released trailer below!

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 1, 2016

Below, check out a first look at a featurette featuring singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys and her new song "Back to Life," which is featured in the upcoming film QUEEN OF KATWE.

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Stars in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2016

Below, get a first look at the brand new spot for QUEEN OF KATWE. Directed by Mira Nair, the film starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10.

VIDEO: First Look - Lupita Nyong'o & David Oyelowo Star in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Caryn Robbins - May 10, 2016

Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, will hit theaters on September 23, 2016. Below, check out the film's official trailer.