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For more than 30 years, Bill’s voice students have signed deals with Major Record Labels and appeared in TV/Film, Broadway and National Tours, Animation, Video Games and Theme Parks. His professional performing/live production resume along with his record industry background in Artist Development, music publishing, marketing, promotion and publicity uniquely positions him as a results-driven teacher who has the experience to help guide his students toward their individual goals.
Professional Education: Studied voice with Lee & Sally Sweetland, vocal (performance) coaching with David Craig and acting with Charles Conrad.
Early Commercial Career: A member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor’s Equity, began professional career in 1979 as a song and dance man in commercials for McDonald’s, AC-Delco, Ramada Inn and King Cola;
Singer/Actor: Originated the lead role of Tom Ambrose in Joe DiPietro (Memphis) and Jimmy Roberts’ (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) world premiere musical The Thing About Men, at Tim & Buck Busfield’s B Street Theatre in Sacramento; Gaston in Miss Minnie & Friends at Disneyland (with Stephanie J. Block as Belle); For nearly a decade was Disneyland’s “Singing Santa” in Operation Christmas Tour (but, shhhh, don’t tell the kids!); and more singing gigs at theatres, ballrooms, parks and open spaces, museums, churches and synagogues, restaurants than he could possibly remember!
Theatre & Event Producer: Honored by the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production 1991 Present Laughter at the Melrose Theatre; Event clients have included Sony, PGA Tour (Torrey Pines), Budweiser, Discovery Toys, Motorola, Pacific Chorale, Angeles Chorale
Music Producer/Composer: Wrote and produced the hit BMG children’s album Musical Beans; Animal Songs for Children which sold 60,000 units in the U.S. in less than 10 months; His musical parody, written with Kelly Holden-Bashar, The Real Drunk Housewives of the San Fernando Valley, ran for eight sold out months in Hollywood; Garry Marshall (“Happy Days,” “Pretty Woman”) exec produced the hit children’s musical Marshall & Haller’s Snow Queen at his Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake which enjoyed two extensions and starred a very young Ben Platt;
Vocal Producer/Arranger/Contractor: Clients have included Mattel, Hyundai, Beck, Ghost BC, Sun Microsystems, Wonderla Bangalore Theme Park (India),
Music Educator: Created and developed a ground-breaking music theory program for elementary schools called “Music In Action,” which taught sight-reading skills in rhythmic notation utilizing drumsticks and hip hop loops. The program was licensed to school districts including Burbank, Las Virgenes, and Simi Valley along with private schools;