William Wingfield,Season 4 Finalist, Makes his Broadway Debut

William Wingfield

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!


3 comments on “William Wingfield,Season 4 Finalist, Makes his Broadway Debut“

  1. Miccah - wrote:

    Wow, I am very happy for him. I hope this is a great experience for him. I think he’s deserving, I was unsure if I would here anything about Will post show so this is fantastic news.

    8/29/2009 1:38 PM UTC

  2. Elea - wrote:

    I am so excited for this!!! I was shocked when Will did not win season 4 and was looking for his next big debut! I saw In the Heights last year and it is by far one of my favorite shows of all time-this collaboration will without a doubt be truly amazing! I most definitely will be making the trip to NY to catch this incredible show of artistry and highly encourage others do do the same!!!!

    8/31/2009 1:38 PM UTC

  3. lillian - wrote:

    Man, I love Will. I will never forget his James Brown solo. AWESOME.

    12/15/2009 12:47 PM UTC

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