Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
Training: Will was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He trained for five years as a classical pianist and organist at the Royal Northern College of Music, before winning an academic and music scholarship to Eton College, and graduating with a degree in English literature from Royal Holloway University. He trained in musical theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.
Theatre includes: Heavenly Friend/ensemble and understudied and played Mr Snow in Carousel (Savoy and UK tour), Nur Al Huda in Chu Chin Chow (Finborough), Bamatabois/Courfeyrac and understudied and played Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queen’s), Lead Tenor and understudied and played Leo Bloom and Carmen Ghia in The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (RAM), Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Guildford Cathedral/UCL Bloomsbury Theatre), Roscoe/Patrick in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (RHUL and UCL Bloomsbury) and Danny in Baby (Edinburgh Fringe).
Television includes: performing on the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest, the documentary H-side Story and the drama In a Land of Plenty.
Workshops and recordings include: ensemble in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Love Never Dies, and creating and recording the role of James Augustus Henry Murray in Defining Dr Minor.
The Phantom of the Opera was the first West End show Will saw, many years ago, and he is thrilled to be a part of it now. He would like to dedicate his performance to his mother Jenny, whom he wishes could have seen this show.