William Wade

William Wade

William is a composer, lyricist, orchestrator, arranger, conductor, musical director, and pianist who divides his time between New York City and Tampa, Florida.

William's work includes the musicals, ImaginOcean (off-Broadway, national tour, Guatemala, Singapore, and Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience) with John Tartaglia, Warsaw (Queens College, Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYMF, among many) with John Atkins, Alice (Midtown International Theatre Festival, York Theatre) with Frank Blocker, and Wounded Knee (currently being developed). In all instances, William is the composer and orchestrator and contributed lyrics. His ballets include Madeline (Symphony Space, NYC), Mole Music, and Snow White. Other work includes chamber music, choral music, and art songs. He partcipated in the short-form festival of theatre, Raw Impressions, on multiple occasions as a composer and musical director.

As an arranger, William has worked for Rosie's Theatre Kids (the youth group founded by Rosie O'Donnell), Broadway Theatre Project (with Ann Reinking), Mark Morris Dance Group, and National Dance Institute. He is the arranger and musical director for the Broadway-bound Yeast Nation, the new musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis (who wrote Urinetown).

As a teacher and accompanist, William has worked for Broadway Classroom, AMDA, Professional Musical Theatre Workshop at Manhattan School of Music, American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake on Broadway, University of Washington, Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, Broadway Dance Center, Steps, and many choreographers, including Karole Armitage, Donald Byrd, Jennifer Muller, Mark Morris, among many.

Other work has included coaching, musical direction for over one hundred national tour, regional, and educational productions, voice and choral director for Revolucion Latina, cabaret work, piano bar (including Marie's Crisis in NYC), teaching workshops in audition technique and musical theatre, and improvisational musical theatre with the group, the Nuclear Family.

William holds a BA in musical composition from University of South Florida and is an alumnus of the BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.