William holds an MFA in Costume Technology From the Pennsylvania State University. He earned his BS in Landscape Design (and a second major in theatre) from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He has worked as crafts artisan for the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival, and has worked briefly with Mio Design in NYC as both intern and draper. He is currently working as Wardrobe Supervisor for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and will be joining Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, in September as their new Cutter/Draper.
William is the 2020 recipient of USITT's Barbara Matera Award for Costume Making as well as the Bernhard R. Works Master Crafts award. He is passionate about both these sides of costuming and infuses all his work with his love of crafts and clothes.
Most recently he draped for Opera Columbus' Production of La Boheme, and was a milliner for USF's 2021 season, producing pieces for their productions of Ragtime, Comedy of Errors, and Pericles.
He enjoys all things nature, and is hoping to be the happy parent of a Maine coon cat in the very near future!.