William Remmers

Founder and director of the Utopia Opera in New York. Baritone, instrumentalist, composer, and music director elsewhere.

His performed repertoire (in production or concert) includes:  Thespis: Thespis, Sillimon Trial By Jury: Counsel, Judge, Defendant, Usher, Foreman Sorcerer: J.W. Wells, Dr. Daly, Notary H.M.S. Pinafore: Sir Joseph Porter, Dick Deadeye, Carpenter's Mate The Pirates of Penzance: The Pirate King, Sergeant of Police, Major-General Stanley Patience: Reginald Bunthorne, Archibald Grosvenor, Colonel Caverly, Major Murgatroyd  Iolanthe: The Lord Chancellor Princess Ida: Gama, Arac, Florian The Mikado: Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah, Pish-Tush, A Noble Ruddigore: Sir Despard Murgatroyd, Robin Oakapple, Old Adam The Yeomen of the Guard: Jack Point The Gondoliers: Giuseppe, Duke, Duchess, Antonio, Francesco, Giorgio Utopia, Ltd.: Scaphio, King Paramount, Mr. Blushington, Lord Dramaleigh, Captain Corcoran, Tarara The Grand Duke: Ludwig, Prince of Monte Carlo, Notary, Costumier, Viscount Mentone; Cox & Box: Cox; The Zoo: Thomas Brown; The Beauty Stone: Simon; The Contrabandista: José; The Rose of Persia: Sultan; Haddon Hall, Sir Rupert, Oswald

On May 5, 2018, William conducted the U.S. premiere of Sullivan's The Martyr of Antioch in NYC for Utopia Opera.                                                                                                    

William received the award for Best Male Performer at the 2018 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival for his portrayla of Grosvenor in SavoyNet's Patience and the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 Festival for his portrayal of Sillimon in the Baker/Henty performing edition of Thespis with the same company.

As a Music Director, he led the cast of SavoyNet's Utopia at the 2016 Festival, receiving the award for Best Concerted Item for Eagle High and a nomination for Best Music Director.


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