So You Think You Can Dance Season 4 finalist William Wingfield makes his Broadway debut beginning August 26 in the musical In the Heights at Richard Rodgers Theater. Will is taking over the role of Graffiti Pete, a break-dancing street artist.
In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights district. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Choreography. Andy Blankenbuehler is the show’s choreographer.
Dancing since the age of 9, Will trained under Debbie Allen before he was on So You Think You Can Dance. He also sang and dance in Celine Dion’s show, “A New Day.” Most recently, Will returned to the So You Think You Can Dance stage during a Season 5 results show to perform “Adam and Eve” with his Season 4 partner, Jessica King. William and Jessica’s performance of “Adam and Eve” during a Season 4 performance show earned Tyce Diorio an Emmy nomination for choreography.
Break a leg, Will!