New Media footage from 54 Below!
Michael was featured in "What It's Like" in the Webster University Alumni Magazine!! Check it out!
(A grand thank you to Becky Mollencamp for this article!)
Take a look at "Meet Michael Williams" by Caroline Sposto from Broadwayworld Memphis!
As David Shayne in Bullets Over Broadway National Tour:
"Williams has a remarkable gift for uncovering every possible nuance in his characterization as Shayne. It's a performance full of surprises, from clever bits of stage business to giddy outbursts that are perfectly in character. What a masterful portrayal." - Rick Rogers, The Oklahoman
"...a major find: a strong, polished singer and resourceful comic actor who conveys the irony, haplessness and bewilderment of the idealist-turned-sellout." - Everett Evans, Houston Chronicle
"Williams has the comedy timing and physicality of 10 performers as he spit takes, pratfalls and double takes his way through the piece without ever taking it too far." - Jay Irwin, Broadwayworld.com Seattle
"...proves equally adept at physical comedy and interpreting a song..."- Jeffrey Ellis, BWW Review
"...perfect as David, a perfect mixture of callow arrogance and flop sweat, his skinny frame at times resembling a nervous Q-Tip." - Andrea Simakis, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com
"...brilliantly fluid as the writer David Shayne. His contortions throughout The Hot Dog Song were hysterical and his performance of The Panic is On (Fats Waller) at breakneck speed while articulating every word was amazing. He was able to elicit laughter just by singing the words Helen Sinclair over and over . A recent graduate of the Webster Conservatory (my alma mater as well), musical theatre will definitely be seeing more of this very talented actor/singer/dancer."-Suzanne Birrell, Discover Hollywood
As Ken in Red at Crane River Theater:
"Michael Williams showed an artistry far beyond his years." - Don Welch, Kearney Hub "Letter to the Editor"
As Pharaoh in Joseph at Theatre by the Sea:
"Stunning Performer...His curled lip, pouting face and powerful voice fill the whole theatre as he makes the girls faint at all the right moments in his song. It prompts the audience to beg him to do an encore of the number. His diction is perfect as you understand every word of his song." - Tony Annicone, The Theater MIrror
As Joseph in Joseph at Crane River Theater:
"Williams' voice is harrowingly beautiful." - Cassie Kernick, Kearney Hub
As Melchior in Webster Conservatory's Spring Awakening:
"Williams has a presence that commands attention and even his small moments are compelling to watch." - Tina Farmer, KDHX
As Sky in Mamma Mia at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival:
"Stellar Vocals [in 'Lay All Your Love On Me']" - Natasha Ashley, BWW Review