Meet Sean Michael Williams
Mamma Mia! Spotlight
Playing Father Alexandrios and performing in the Ensemble, Sean made his SPT debut in 2018 as Coach Dunbar in Footloose. Other credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Blues for Mister Charlie, Hairspray, Shrek: The Musical and 9 to 5. Sean believes you're in for a fun experience you won't find at any other production of Mamma Mia!
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We asked Sean a few questions about himself.
Q: Who or what inspired you to start doing theater?
A: In 1997 (I'm so young, right?), our Kindergarten class performed an adaptation of The Lion King. After playing 'Zazu,' I immediately fell in love with performing arts and would go on to act in theatre productions throughout high school – I took a short break in college to focus on work and school. It wasn't until 2018 that I jumped back into the world of theatre, starting off with Natural Talent Production's The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Q: What was the musical that had you fall in love with musicals?
A: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Q: What is the favorite role you've ever played?
A: Lt. Col. Markinson in A Few Good Men.
Q: What is the dream role you still want to play?
A: Aaron Burr from Hamilton.
Q: Most challenging part of bringing this story to life?
A: Finding ways to make smart character decisions that will influence the audience and hopefully bring them closer to the characters and the story.
Q: Do you have any performance superstitions?
A: NEVER, EVER say "good luck" before going on.
Q: If someone was going to make your life into a movie, who would you want to play you?
A: My favorite actor, Mahershala Ali.
Q: What do you do when you’re not doing theater?
A: Outside of my 9 to 5 day job, working in public affairs at a pharmaceutical company, I perform around the Chicago (and midwest area) rapping and singing under the moniker "Seany-Doo." I've been building a steady fanbase, doing shows and uploading/publishing my music since 2011. Check me out at www.SeanyDoo.com and follow me on Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud @seanydoo.
Q: If you were stranded on an island, which character from Mamma Mia would you want to have with you and why?
A: Donna. Because her brutally honest character makes me laugh, so I know there will never be a dull moment on the island. Also, she knows how to make any situation work in her favor and since she's driven, she'll find a way to get us off said island.
Q: Why should people come see this production of Mamma Mia?
A: There will be kicks, flips, turns, and everything in between! I mean, look who's directing and choreographing this...need I say more? Adding on to that, there's so much raw talent and a strong bond (and trust) among the cast and crew – this alone is a key factor to any successful show.
Q: Have a favorite YouTube/Instagram/Vimeo video of you performing?
A: The video I'd like to share is from a music video I recently released for one of my singles "Believe It" from my upcoming album, "Other Side of Me 2." Hope you enjoy!