He was invited to perform in the 75th Annual Academy Awards. He also performed in the 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors, in featured tributes to Chita Rivera & Elizabeth Taylor.
A Pittsburgh native, Billy has performed with the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, City Theater, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, The Pittsburgh Symphony and Front Porch Theatricals, where he was last seen in the local premiere of the musical, Big Fish, playing the lead role of patriarch, Edward Bloom, a role that made him runner-up for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Performer of the Year.
Billy is currently the Executive Director of the Center for Theater Arts, which offers an award-winning professional curriculum of more than 80 classes in the performing arts, including singing, dancing, acting and more.
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Inspired interview with Billy! I met and worked with him years ago and we were actually in NYC around the same time! His creativity mixed together with his humanity and his special spirit that is contagious & resilient and always a respectful team player while placing family first has always been part of his core essence! Bravo Billy for the Me to We philosophy ! Thanks Steve for spotlighting this interview! I felt like I got to have a long over due coffee clutch with you both!
Aw, Rebecca, how wonderful of you to say. How cool is it that you know Billy! Thanks for checking out the episode. Your StoryBeat episode is pretty great, too!
I found this discussion and Billy’s storytelling mesmerizing. I don’t have a background in theater, but the experiences and advice that Billy shares are valuable no matter what you pursue in life.
Thanks, Susan! So glad you enjoyed Billy’s episode. He is inspiring!