Will Connolly’s net worth, education, biography, career highlights, and more can be found here.
Nothing seemed to be standing in Will Connolly’s way of becoming one of Broadway’s up-and-coming leading males. Will Connolly’s stage career seemed to be fixed in stone, since he is a graduate of two prestigious performing arts institutions in New York and the brother of famed soap opera star Kristen Connolly. His success, however, did not happen quickly. Learn more about this actor’s beginnings, influences, career highlights, and more in the sections below.
|Full Name||Will Connolly|
|Real Name||Will Connolly|
|Birthdate||November 23, 1984|
|Current Age||35 years old|
|Birth Place||Montclair, New Jersey, United States|
|Current Residence||New York City, New York|
|Education||Studied drama at both New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama.|
|Height||Approximately 5’7” or 170.18 cm|
|Is Will Connolly Gay?||There are no sources that confirm whether or not Will Connolly is gay.|
|Profession||Theatre and Film actor|
|Social Media Presence||Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Spotify|
|Facebook Page:||Will Connolly is not on Facebook|
|Films he has been in:||iChannel (2006), Person of Interest (2011), The Last Day of August (2012)|
|Music||Caterpillars of the Commonwealth, Freddie Won the Toss, Once: Original Broadway Cast Recording|
Who is Will Connolly?
Will Connolly is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, singer, and composer. Will made his Broadway debut in the musical “Once,” which is based on the movie of the same name. Andrej was his character. On the soundtrack, he was a featured vocalist and pianist. In 2012, the soundtrack was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical and in 2013, it was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. “This Ain’t No Disco” (Atlantic Theater Company), “After The Blast” (LCT3), “Clueless: The Musical” (The New Group), and “Be More Chill” (Two River Theater) are just a few of his other theatrical credits.
Will Connolly’s Childhood
Will Connolly was born in the town of Montclair in the state of New Jersey. He was first introduced to the performing arts at the age of 4 or 5, when he saw his older sister, actress Kristen Connolly, perform with the local kids theater program. He said, “I remember thinking that it looks like so much fun! She would also make lots of home movies, mostly recreations of fairy tales and whatnot. I gradually became a series regular. We were always raiding my grandparents closet and dressing up in all their old clothes, or doing funny voices from The Simpsons. I think that really got the ball rolling.”
He considers his sister, brother and parents as the greatest mentors that he had, saying that he had “learned more from them than anyone else”. Playwright Michael Mitnick and actor Damon Daunno are two of his closest pals.
Education by Will Connolly
Will Connolly graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. and Yale School of Drama with an M.F.A. I also went to theater school – two of them! – and studied with some incredible professors, like Ron Van Lieu, Earle Gister, Christopher Bayes, Jimmy Tripp, Richard Armstrong, Peter Francis James, Grace Zandarski, and Beth Maguire, to mention a few. And, of course, John Tiffany and the rest of my Once colleagues. It was one of the most fascinating, inspirational, and instructive experiences of my life to be surrounded by them every day.
Career of Will Connolly
Will Connolly is a founder member of The NOLA Project, as well as a recipient of the Carbonell Award and a Drama Desk Award contender. He has appeared in Off-Broadway shows such as Once (NYTW), Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman, and others (The Wild Project, Studio 42). He also appeared in The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Southern Rep); The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Misanthrope, The Wind in the Willows (The NOLA Project); A Woman of No Importance (Yale Rep); Candida (Palm Beach Dramaworks); A Day in Dig Nation (Amsterdam Fringe Festival); and other regional and international productions.
He has performed at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Highline Ballroom, 54 Below, and other venues as a musician.
Why is Will Connolly so well-known?
Will Connolly was a member of the original cast of Once, where he portrayed Andrej. He also played Jeremy in the world premiere of Be More Chill at Two River Theatre and was a member of the workshop cast when it was produced at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
He co-wrote and composed the songs for the Playwrights Horizons premiere of the musical “Fly By Night.” The musical was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. Caterpillars of the Commonwealth and Freddie Won the Toss, two of his original albums, are accessible on all streaming platforms.
Will Connolly stars in the film Be More Chill.
Will Connolly was a member of the original Be More Chill cast. The musical opened on May 30, 2015, and lasted until June 28, 2015, at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey. The musical was directed by Stephen Brackett and included Charlie Rosen’s orchestrations, Nathan Dame’s music direction, and Chase Brock’s choreography. Connolly portrayed Jeremy, the main character. Eric William Morris plays The Squip, George Salazar plays Michael, and Stephanie Hsu plays Christine, with Katie Ladner, Lauren Marcus, Jake Boyd, Will Connolly, Kaitlyn Carlson, and Paul Whitty rounding out the group. When the show was transported to Broadway in 2019, Will had already departed it.
Is there any footage of Will Connolly without his shirt on the internet?
Will has no images of himself without a shirt on the internet.
Will Connolly’s net worth is unknown. What is his source of income?
Will Connolly has been a featured actor in two big musicals, which means he is paid more than the Broadway actor’s base wage. He was also included on a number of cast recording CDs, making him eligible for royalties. He’s also acted in movies. Will is estimated to be worth about $500, 000 based on his stellar background and the money he earns when performing with his band.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2020||US$500, 000|
|How much did Will Connolly earn last year (2019)?||US$500, 000|
|What are Will Connolly’s income sources?||Acting, Films, Royalties, Gigs|
|How much does Will Connolly earn from acting?||We’d say around US$ 10, 000 a month.|
|How much does Will Connolly earn from royalties?||Approximately US$ 10, 000 a month.|
Will Connolly’s home, belongings, and way of life
There are no other sources of information on Will Connolly’s assets and properties outside his net worth.