William Wade, baritone, is a native of Detroit, Michigan, but has lived in Alabama for several years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music at the University of North Alabama and studied in the vocal studio of Dr. Tiffany Bostic-Brown. He has been seen in productions in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and Shelton State Community College. His ensemble credits include: Brigadoon, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, and Les Miserables. His lead performances are as follows: Donkey in Shrek the Musical with the Actor’s Charitable Theatre, Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Stewpot in Summerstock at the Ritz’s productions of Ragtime and South Pacific, Freddy and Martin Luther King Jr. in UNA Theatre’s productions of Picasso at The Lapin Agile and The Mountain Top, and Lord Capulet in Romeo et Juliette, Baron de Pictordu in Cendrillion, John Brooke/Braxton in Little Women, while also as Narrator/Mysterious Man, and Schaunard in UNA Opera/Musical Theatre’s productions of Into the Woods and La bohème. William has also been fortunate enough to be a member of UNA Choir Ensembles and the ensemble SOLAS through Walk with Me Foundation, Inc. He has competed in NATS competitions and has placed 2nd in the category of Musical Theatre. This is William’s debut with Peach State Opera, and he is honored to share the stage with a new family of the performing arts. Enjoy and God bless.