Huntsville Actor wins national Broadway competition


 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville actor is getting recognition in a national Broadway competition.

Monday, Willem Butler was announced as the national college winner in the competition “Broadway’s Next On Stage.”

The six week, six-round competition featured high school and college musical theatre actors. Hundreds of acting students across the country sent in auditions to a panel of experienced Broadway actors.   

Butler made it to the final four and won.

He’s a Grissom High graduate and a junior at Elon University, majoring in Musical Theatre.

In addition to regional theatre companies around the country, and at Elon, he has performed locally in dozens of lead roles for:

  • Huntsville Community Chorus
  • Independent Musical Productions
  • Lyrique Music Productions
  • Fantasy Playhouse
  • Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA)
  • Grissom Fine Arts

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