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Born into a musical family, Billy grew up in NH around back-wood jamborees, living room concerts, and Paganini concertos. His mother is a classically trained pianist and his brother a virtuoso jazz violinist. At a young age he showed an affinity for the performing arts and tiring of the dramatic living room re-interpretations of Cheech and Chong, his mother brought him the closest theatre group she could find. Thus the beast was set out into the wild.

Billy has gone on to become an award winning actor and director and a 20 year member of Actor’s Equity Association. He was awarded the Excellence in American Theatre by the New England Theatre Council along with his colleagues Executive Director of the Dramatists Guild, Gary Garrison and Oscar winning screen writer, Ernest Thompson.

SirenHe wrote the music, lyrics, and co-wrote the book for the exciting new musical, Gay Bride of Frankenstein. A top pick for the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2009, it played to sold out crowds and rave reviews. The workshop recording, which Billy produced, was chosen as a top cast album by TalkinBroadway.com and has been a popular “In Concert” series at the Public Theatre’s Joe’s Pub in NYC. Other writing credits include: Weapons of Mass Construction, a performance art piece created in the classroom by his students at Portsmouth High School, The Jungle Book, a children’s musical, and his first album, The Lot 20 Sessions. Currently, Billy is developing his new musical, ‘Missing: Wynter‘ which had it’s developmental premiere at the Players’ Ring in Portsmouth, NH, September 2014. Winter of 2015 Billy was commissioned to write the music and lyrics for Cynthia von Buhler‘s “Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic” at the Liberty Theatre on 42nd Street, a long forgotten Broadway theater in New York City. He ended up playing the show for three months. Currently, it is still running.

His newest album, “Neptune” featuring 10 brand new tunes, was released in March 2015 and his newest, “To The Depths Of Jazz,” will be released in August 2015.

As a stage director some favorites he has developed new works from NH to NYC and has also revived classics such as the century old, Toad of Toad Hall for the Barnstormers Theatre.

Billy has worked with Sarah Silverman, Constantine Maroulis, Philip McKinley, George Hamilton, Louis Hobson, Emma Hunton, Max Von Hessen, David Shepherd, the Brooklyn Concert Series, Rapper Jim Jones, Avner the Eccentric, Ernest Thompson, The Edwards Twins, Gunther Gabel,  Mark Oliver Gabel, Bello the Clown, Balagan Theatre, Christopher Tierney, Rachel Potter, Tim McCoy and the Papercuts, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Rebels Without Applauze, Barnstormers Theatre, The Players’ Ring Theatre, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Hackmatack Playhouse, The Music Hall, The Palace Theatre, Interborough Repertory Theater, Abraxas Stage Company, the subways under Manhattan, Stoneham Theatre, New England Light Opera, New York Musical Theatre Festival, New Theatre on 45th Street, New Art Theatre, Catch a Rising Star in Boston and New York, Improv Boston, Ogunquit Playhouse, Clyde Beatty/Cole Bros. Circus, Ringling Brother’s Barnum and Bailey Circus, The Public Theatre and Stand Up NY.

He is a father and husband and currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife, Paula, and their two cats, Jack and Purl.

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Billy is a proud member of the League of Independent Theater, Inc., the only 501(c)6 advocacy organization for the performing arts in New York City.  Get LIT.  www.litny.org – and Actors’ Equity Association (“AEA” or “Equity”), founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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