William Paul Michals is an American stage actor and baritone singer. He has recently appeared in Roger's and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center, He made Broadway debut as "The Beast" in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and later returned to play Gaston in the same production. His career continued with roles as Javert in LES MISÉRABLES, Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN, and the title role in PHANTOM. He has received the Anselmo Award, he also earned recognition by Chicago's "Jeff" and the National STAR awards for his portrayal of Chauvelin in a national tour of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. He has played Captain von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and as Billy Flynn in Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO.
Michals regularly appears with the country's leading orchestras, including the San Francisco, San Diego, Utah, and Hartford Symphonies, The New York Pops, and Philly Pops.
He has sung The National Anthem for major league sporting events. He has also performed for House and Senate inside The United States Capitol. he also sang at the December 11, 2001 memorial service at Ground Zero, singing "Let There Be Peace On Earth".
He has performed opera, in New York, Boston, and in concert at the Aspen and Tanglewood Music Festivals. "
His moniker is "America's Baritone".
He made his debut with The Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, The Beast & Gaston,
South Pacific, Emile De Beque,
Other Live Theater and Opera:
Les Misérables, Javert,
Phantom, The Phantom,
The Music Man, Harold Hill,
Man of La Mancha, Don Quixote,
CHICAGO, Billy Flynn,
The Sound of Music, Captain von Trapp,
Carmen, Escamillo in,
Le nozze di Figaro, Figaro,
Die Zauberflute, Papageno,
Law and Order,
All My Children,
2011: South Pacific, lead role as "Emile de Becque", at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.,
2012: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, lead role as "Sweeney Todd", at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.