About

A native of Denver, William Martinez got his Bachelor Degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, to pursue his acting/singing career. He has stayed in LA to enjoy the sunshine ever since!  This past year has been a busy year for William. Touring the educational market with his presentation SIGNing the Song:  You Have Changed My Life.  SIGNing the Song combines American Sign Language with song and shares the inspirational story of growing up in a deaf household, discovering music, and celebrating the massive impact that one teacher had on his life. He has also toured Thank You for The Music: A Modern Tribute to ABBA and then has sailed the high seas as a Lead Male Singer on Silversea Cruises performing Opera, Broadway, Pop, Jazz, and other musical styles as well as showcasing his one man show SIGNing the Song. Previous to those productions, William played the Dad in Ivy and Bean at South Coast Repertory and Jason in Ordinary Days at the Victory Theatre in LA. Because he is fluent in sign language, he portrayed a Deaf Brother in the film En Route that was released this spring. He has also performed in Parade, Little Mary Sunshine, No No Nannette, Superman, Street Scene, Blood Brothers, High Fidelity, Titanic (Musical Theatre Guild), Secret Garden, 110 in the Shade, Bells Are Ringing, Kismet (Musical Theatre West Reiner), Big River (Taper), Big River and Oliver! (Deaf West Theatre), Back to Bacharach (Sierra Rep), Forever Plaid (Little Theatre of the Rockies), Plaid Tidings (Laguna Playhouse), Sweeney Todd (Gold Coast) and many other musical shows.  He loves to give back to the community by performing for elementary school kids for Musical Theatre West, Musical Theatre Guild, and New West Symphony and is a proud member of Actors Equity. William thanks his wonderful family for their endless love and support.