Baritone, Philip Williams, earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Vocal Performance at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and Master of Music in Voice Performance at the University of North Texas.
Philip’s recent stage appearances include Major-General Stanley in UNT’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance (February 2013), Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers (2010), Schaunard inLa Bohème (2010) with the Pepperdine University Opera Program,Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2009) and The Baker in an adaptation of Into the Woods in Hollywood. Philip has performed in opera scenes during the Heidelberg Opera Program, Summer 2008, where he played Eisenstein in Act 1 of Die Fledermaus (2008). Along with opera choruses at Pepperdine, he was also selected as a section leader for Pepperdine’s Fall 2007 production of Brigadoon, and understudy for Francis Nurse inThe Crucible. In Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles, Philip actively performs for private venues including weddings, charity events, and Houston Grand Opera (HGO) Community Outreach programs.
Beyond his collegiate achievements, Philip Williams is a three-time member of the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir and winner of the NATS High school Men’s classical and musical theatre divisions. He was also nominated for a Tommy Tune Award for his role as theMinstrel in Once Upon A Mattress. A native of Houston, Texas, Philip enjoys the beach, motorcycling, and eating exotic food.