Bass-Baritone Ian Williams is known for his specialty in cross-genre singing as well as his command of the stage in performance. He has served as a Principal Vocal Artist with Heartland Sings since 2015 with various responsibilities including arranging, stage directing, performing, and teaching. Recently, he performed “The Toreador Song” (Carmen) with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic as part of their Young People’s Concert, Link Up: The Orchestra Moves. He has also been featured in collaborative concerts with Broadway star J. Mark McVey, Swedish a cappella sensation The Real Group, and the Celtic duo Switchback.
Opera/Musical Theatre (*scene): Martin (A Grand Night for Singing), Billy (Carousel)*, Sparafucile (Rigoletto)*, Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette)*, Top (The Tender Land)*, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)*, Audrey II (Little Shop of Horrors)
Oratorio: Fauré: Requiem in D Minor
Bachelor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance – University of Michigan
Bachelor of Theatre Arts – University of Michigan
Preferred Styles: classical, jazz, musical theatre, and pop
Special Abilities: arranging, beatboxing, stage dialects