Will North is a highly established theater professional with more than 20 years of creative and financial experience, onstage as a lead performer and backstage as a producer and director. Will is thrilled to bring all of his passion, talent and expertise to the helm of Cabrillo Music Theatre as its new Managing Director.
A professionally trained performer, Will (AEA, SAG/AFTRA, ASCAP) holds a Masters of Fine Arts in acting pedagogy from the University of Alabama, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre from Jacksonville University. He has performed more than 100 roles on stages including the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Cinderella Castle Stage, Disney World, the Celebrity Galaxy Cruise Ship (where he was also Company Manager), The York Theatre NYC, Cabrillo Musical Theatre and other venues nationwide. Some of his favorite personal performances include his roles as Pippin in Pippin, Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, Sky in Guys and Dolls, Tony in West Side Story, Zastrozzi in Zastrozzi, and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Will also spent the past five years touring with the Southeastern tour of The Forgotten Carols.
A singer and instrumentalist - he's a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as a published songwriter - Will has performed in concert with Alexis Gershwin at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, in addition to appearing with several symphonies.
In addition to being an accomplished actor, singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, Will is an award-winning director, with credits for such shows as: Oklahoma, No Exit, Sweeney Todd and beyond. Plus, as the resident technical director and production manager of Marymount Los Angeles for a six-year span, his work also includes 42nd St., Oliver, Cats, Much Ado About Nothing, and Peter Pan to name a few.
On the business side of entertainment, Will moved to Los Angeles to assist Sam Haskell (former VP of Worldwide TV for the William Morris Agency), where he worked on many projects including producing the Miss America Live telecast and reality show, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award National Ceremonies, in addition to managing events for Martingale Music recording artist, Mary Haskell.
Eventually transitioning to producer, Will worked for Abel McCallister Designs as its producer of experiential event marketing for top brands such as Patron, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Duke Spirits. He was also associate producer for the NAACP awards nominated show Visionary Man, at the Hudson Theatre in LA, in addition to other projects around the country.
Welcomed to the board of directors at Cabrillo Music Theatre in 2017, Will is looking forward to continuing to strengthen the company's reputation as an established professional theater company in Southern California.
Cassandra Marie Murphy, Outreach Director
International Theatre: Ellen, Miss Saigon Macau, China's International Music Festival. Regional Theatres: Aldonza, Man Of La Mancha, Eva Peron, Evita (Eddon Award Best Lead Performance); Fantine, Les Miserables (LA Premier, Ovation Nomination for Best Musical); Ellen, Miss Saigon (Ovation Nomination for Best Musical, Broadwayworld Nomination for Best Actress); Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol (Garland Award); Diana Morales, A Chorus Line; Cathy Hyatt, Last Five Years; Natalie, All Shook Up; Jasmine, Disney's: Aladdin A Musical Spectacular among others. Film/TV: ABC's The Voice Finale. Voiceovers/Recordings: Voice of Mulan, Disney's:Mickey And The Magical Map, Disney's: World of Color among others. Education/Teaching: Cabrillo Music Theatre Outreach Director.
Cindy Murray, Director, Internal Operations
Richard Storrs, Marketing Director
Mary Urias, Office Manager
Shannon Warne, Company Manager
Erica Gonzalez, Marketing and Development Associate
Katherine Steele, Social Media
Board of Directors
Bart Leininger, Board Chair
Ray Mastrovito, Vice-Chair
Peter Tompkins, Treasurer
Cindy Murray, Secretary
Iona Blackwell, Board Member
James Engel, Board Member
Courtney Herring, Board Member
Paige Loter, Board Member
Peter Mogg, Board Member
Paul Panico, Board Member
Alexis Peraino, Board Member
Neil Ticktin, Board Member
Executive Advisory Board
Hugh & Keets Cassar
Dr. Ron E. de la Pena, Arroyo Oaks Medical Associates
Glenn Hogan, Hogan Family Foundation
Ed & Lynn Hogan, Hogan Family Foundation
David Fischette, President/ Chief Executive Officer, Go West Multimedia and Events
Bruce Meikle, Partner, The Capital Group
Ron Plotkin, Co-founder, Monster.com
Harry Selvin, President, Selvin Properties