“What a voice. What a delivery. Will owns the stage even when he’s still as a whisper. ”
— Theater Mirror
Singer and Songwriter
"Will has a voice of silk, a clear mind, and a poet's heart."
— Amanda McBroom, songwriter ("The Rose")
Three-time IRNE award winner WIll McMillan has sung with a cappella groups (Harvard Din & Tonics), rock bands (Adult Children of Heterosexuals), and orchestras (Timberlane Pops) — performing at venues such as Scullers Jazz Club, Sanders Theatre, the Middle East Nightclub, Arlington Street Church, Johnny D's, Jacques, the Hotchkiss School (CT), Spring Island (SC), Star Island (NH), Westbeth Performance Center (NYC), and Yin Par Le Garcon Chinois (Shanghai). In a previous life he helped run the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and as a child did commercials, voice-overs, TV movies, and musical theater.
Several years ago Will began playing the ukulele and writing songs, which led him into the wonderful world of coffeehouses and open mics. He has also put together more than twenty one-hour programs of music about individual composers and lyricists — such as Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, and Jule Styne — which he performs with jazz pianist Joe Reid at retirement communities, synagogues, libraries, and memory cafes.
He has released four CDs — "Sketchbook 1" and “Blame Those Gershwins” with pianist Steve Sweeting, “Reel One” with the vocal ensemble At The Movies, and “If I Loved You” with singer Bobbi Carrey and pianist Doug Hammer. You are welcome to read his thoughts and listen to lots of music at his blog, AMusicalifeOnPlanetEarth.WordPress.com.
You can read a longer bio for Will McMillan by clicking here.