Friday, August 26, 2016
Spotlight On...Dennis Williams
Hometown: Queens NYC
Education: High school Diploma | AMDA Graduate | Two-year, Theater Conservatory, Certificate Program.
Select Credits: Some of my favorite credits are, Ken in Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Jimmy Early in Dreamgirls.
Why theater?: I really feel like theater is a place that you can really express yourself, but also inspire others around you to follow their dreams.
Who do you play in the production?: My role is Young Miss Counterpoint. Young Miss Counterpoint is the younger and fiery side of older Miss Cunty Counterpoint.
What is it like being a part of That's MISS FITS, to YOU!?: To me, it's truly a lot of fun. I love to play a younger version of such a strong and seasoned character, in the script and real life.
What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: Musical Theater really speaks to me. I really love how it all tells a story through music, dance and emotions. I love being able to inspire people through creative arts, so I love any type of theater that inspires people to love themselves and follow their dreams. Beyonce inspires me as an artist. Not just because she is amazingly talented. But because she is an artist and truly creates with all different things and parts of the world. Not just what people expect from her.
Any roles you’re dying to play?: I am dying to play Lola in Kinky Boots, Richie in A Chorus Line and Seaweed in Hairspray.
What’s your favorite showtune?: One of my favorite show-tunes in "Being Alive" from Company.
If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would love to work with of course, my beloved Beyonce.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?: I would play a successful artist and entrepreneur and it would be called "Simply Devine."
If you could go back in time and see any play or musical you missed, what would it be?: The Jackie Robinson Musical called The First.
What show have you recommended to your friends?: Of course one of my favorites right now, actually two, That's Miss Fits, to You!, and of course Kinky Boots.
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Latino men :)
What’s up next?: I have a lot of things in store, but I don't like to kiss and tell, so if your interested you can learn more at www.destinydevine.com