William Youmans is an American actor.


Grand-nephew of composer Vincent Youmans, he made his stage debut in 1981 with The Little Foxes and soon became primarily known for his roles in stage musicals.

However Youmans also made a number of appearances onscreen, such as the television series Law and Order and film Birdman. He also provided voices for the video game Wing Commander IV.


Youmans originated a number of roles on stage, beginning with his Broadway debut in Big River, followed by such works as Renfield in Dracula, John Jacob Astor in Titanic and Dr. Dillamond in Wicked.

Youmans also appeared in such varied productions as The Pirate Queen (as Sir Richard Bingham), the stage adaptation of Coraline and the original cast of Hands on a Hardbody.

Big River (1985)(originated the role)

Young Fool
  • Arkansas/How Blest We Are (contains solo lines)

Weird Romance (1992)(originated the role)

Joe Hopkins
  • Feeling No Pain (duet)
  • Pop! Flash! (contains solo lines)
  • No One Can Do (duet)
  • Pressing Onward, Moving Forward (contains solo lines)
  • Pressing Onward, Moving Forward (reprise)(solo)

Titanic (1997)(originated the role)

  • I Must Get On That Ship
  • Godspeed Titanic
  • What a Remarkable Age This Is
  • Wake Up, Wake Up!
  • Dressed In Your Pyjamas In the Grand Salon

Dracula (2001)(originated the role)

  • The Master's Song (contains solo lines)
  • The Master's Song (reprise)(duet)

La Bohème (2002)

Wicked (2003)(originated the role)

  • Something Bad (duet)

Miracle Brothers (2005)(originated the role)

The Pirate Queen (2007)

  • Rah-Rah, Tip-Top (contains solo lines)
  • Trouble at Rockfleet (contains solo lines)
  • Go Serve Your Queen (duet)
  • The Role of the Queen (contains solo lines)
  • Let a Father Stand By His Son (contains solo lines)
  • Surrender (contains solo lines)
  • She Who Has All (contains solo lines)
  • Terra Marique Potens (contains solo lines)
  • Grace's Exit (contains solo lines)

Road Show (2008)(originated the role)

  • Waste
  • Gold!
  • Addison's Trip
  • That Was a Year
  • You
  • Boca Raton

Finian's Rainbow (2009)

  • If This Isn't Love (Reprise)
  • Finale

Coraline (2009)(originated the role)

Giant (2012)

  • My Texas (contains solo lines)

Hands on a Hardbody (2012)(originated the role)

Don Curtis
Dr. Stokes
JD Drew (understudy)

Chess (2012)

  • Embassy Lament (duet)

Dragons (2014)

Paint Your Wagon (2015)

  • Trio (contains solo lines)


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