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Ellen's Stardust Diner

Some Broadway hopefuls wait tables between their auditions, but at Ellen's Stardust Diner in Manhattan, they have to audition to wait the tables. NY1's Stephanie Simon was at the latest search for those singing servers and filed the following report.

Read more about where Chris works and see the video

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Video: Stardust Diner Holds Auditions For Latest Crop Of Singing Staff  


Book by Sean O'Donnell
Lyrics by Thomas Tierney
Music by Thomas Tierney

For more info: The 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival


Chris was excited to be the understudy and ASM for the show!!

Take one ingenue following her heart, mix in an archeologist who can't quite remember who he is, an elocution mistress with a secret, and a suave ambassador.  Add a lovelorn jungle chanteuse, a mobster with nefarious plans and the wickedest woman in the Lost City for this cocktail of an adventure musical with a big Broadway sound.

September - October 2007 


Chris made his Off-Broadway debut in the new musical

 "Time Being"

April 26 - May 13, 2007
Thursdays-Saturdays 8:00 - Sundays 2:00
Theatre Three - 311 West 43rd Street

Time Being is an innovative dreamlike musical, in a surrealistic setting, which concerns the emotional explorations of a passionate yet frustrated group of souls attempting to make the most of their brief physical time on Earth - and to understand the purposeful significance of the human attachments they make there.


  For more info: Fildwith Ensemble Theater 

The Three Little Pig

Jan 6 - Feb 25, 2007

Chris made his off-off Broadway debut as the Wolf in the Manhattan Children's Theatre's, "The Three Little Pigs".  The Show ran Jan 6th through February.  There will be shows Sat. 12pm and 2pm, and Sunday 12pm and 2pm.  For more info visit

 more info: Manhattan Children's Theatre


 New York Times

      "Big Bad Wolf (Chris Will), who combines Johnny Cash's foondness for black with a James Dean Swagger, is already something of a country star, with his own agent, Rae Coon (Molly Roberson). Bad, as he's called, can't resist the idea of tricking the pig family into becoming his dinner.  Traditionalists who long to hear the refrain of " Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin" will have their wishes satisfied."

Laurel Graeber, New York Times 

 for full review Spare Times: For Children 



Chris sang at Ellen's Stardust Diner!!

 For more info: Ellen's Stardust Diner


Follies, The Royal Concert Hall


A spectacular array of Scottish musical talent will take to the stage for charity next month, with the announcement today (30th August 2005) of the cast of NCH Scotland's 50th anniversary gala production of Follies in concert by Stephen Sondheim.

Taking place on Sunday 18th September at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, the show's all star cast will be seen as never before, playing the fading stars of an old Broadway theatre and performing some of the world's best loved musical numbers.

the show's only non Scot, US-born Chris Will (Young Buddy).

The Stephen Sondheim Society - News Articles




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