WILL REYNOLDS is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer, teaching artist, and the 2018 winner of the Fred Ebb Award for musical theater writing with collaborator Eric Price.
Will has written the music for THE VIOLET HOUR ( based on the play by Richard Greenberg, recently developed by Manhattan Theater Club), RADIOACTIVE, AROUND THE WORLD, and THE SIXTH BOROUGH, all with Eric Price. Will is the composer/creator of THE GREENWOOD TREE (based on the Sonnets by Shakespeare), recently developed by the Stratford Festival in Canada. His song cycle POEMS & MOON SONGS has been produced as part of the Lincoln Center Songbook Series, and the song “Tavern” (text by Edna St. Vincent Millay) was featured on 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald’s album GO BACK HOME. His short musical THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING was commissioned by Marymount Manhattan. He is the music supervisor and arranger of STU FOR SILVERTON (music by Breedlove, book by Peter Duchan, directed by Andrew Russell) first developed by the Intiman Theatre with an exciting next step soon to be announced. Development opportunities include the Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Rhinebeck Writer’s Retreat, Goodspeed Writer’s Colony, and the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.
Acting credits include: DADDY LONG LEGS (Off Broadway, directed by John Caird), PASSION at Classic Stage Company (directed by John Doyle, cast album on PS Classics), Tony Kushner’s THE ILLUSION (Signature Theater, directed by Michael Mayer), EMMA at the Old Globe, LOVE STORY at the Walnut Street Theatre, BIG RIVER at Goodspeed, A ROOM WITH A VIEW at Seattle’s Fifth Avenue, and the North American Tour of MAMMA MIA! Film: EMMA (streamingmusical.com), THE GOOD SHEPHERD (directed by Robert De Nero.)
Will is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and is currently on faculty at Pace University and MTCA (Musical Theatre College Auditions.)