William  Robert Allenby - Baritone
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William Robert Allenby

40 Years on stage

William Allenby

William Robert Allenby Bass-baritone celebrated 40 years on stage in 2020, since his debut as Kurt in 'the Sound of Music' with the Northern Theatre Company, at the Hull New Theatre, in 1980.

His career has taken him around the world in a variety of musical styles from Puccini through to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein.

William was recently awarded Associateship (ARAM) in the Royal Academy of Music 2020 honours list for a significant contribution to the music profession.


William's considerable vocal and comedic talents have taken him to major opera houses in many leading comic and dramatic roles, garnering universal critical acclaim. He has appeared at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, and Opera Holland Park, to name but a few.

Left: Costume design for fat man with dog by Julia Trevelyan Oman for her designs for La bohème (The Royal Opera, 1974) JTO/025/049 20 © Sir Roy Strong. Right: Robert Allenby as Alcindoro in La bohème, The Royal Opera © ROH/Bill Cooper
Pish Tush Mikado, ENO

Musicals and One-Man Show

William Allenby Following his days as a juvenile lead with the Northern Theatre Company in musicals and variety shows, William's major break-through came when he was engaged as a soloist for BBC Radio 2 in 1989. He has since appeared many times as a star singer on 'Friday Night is Music Night' in a variety of broadcasts of musicals and operetta and in international tours of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' with Westend International.

William has also achieved considerable success in over 400 performances of his extremely popular one-man shows, 'An Enchanted Evening of Song' and 'The Music of the Night' in theatres around the UK and as a headline act aboard many of the luxury cruise lines in the US and Europe.

++ New for 2018 ++

Sing God a Simple Song

William Allenby as Leonard Bernstein in 'Sing God a Simple Song' devised by Carl Davis and Pamela Howard (pictured).

++ New for 2017 ++

William has been busy in the recording studio this year, recording the role of Salvatore in the brand new musical 'Six Nights in Naples' (by Eden Phillips and Richard Link) with a west end cast headed up by the wonderful Kim Creswell. An anticipated run in London's West end is in the pipeline, so watch this space for further news!.

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