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40 Years on stage
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.
Pish Tush Mikado, ENO
Musicals and One-Man Show
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!.