BA in Theatre, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1978
Bill has established an international following as Artistic Director of The Young Americans. He has toured extensively throughout Europe & Japan and the U.S. under the auspices of Columbia Artists, with The Music Man
, Tribute to Richard Rodgers
and Young Americans in Concert
Bill has also worked on a multitude of television specials with major networks as Director/Choreographer. He has produced entertainment at Super Bowl XXX with Diana Ross, World Soccer with Whitney Houston, and was Director of Entertainment at Coca Cola City at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Bill also acts as director of the Tarbell Awards Show and during the past four years has worked with Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award winner), Susan Egan (Star of Beauty & the Beast and Cabaret), Hugh Panaro (Star of Les Miserables), Laura Bell Bundy (Lead role in Legally Blonde and Tony Award nominee), Miss Shirley Jones (Oscar winner and Theatre Icon), and the Emmy Award winning Musical Director, Mark Watters.
Mr. Brawley is Artistic Director of Summer at the Center, an educational performing arts program which takes place at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in conjunction with the center’s Educational Department, ACCESS and Bill’s artistic team of musical directors and choreographers. One of the highlights of Bill’s year is directing and writing an annual original show for the Summer Dinner Theatre at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs, Michigan. The theater is proud to be the 2nd longest running dinner theater in the U.S.