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William Carlos Angulo

William Carlos Angulo

William is a director, choreographer, playwright, and educator of South American descent, from Chicago, IL. Directorial credits include East o', West o'! at Steppenwolf 1700, Visions at The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub, and Seussical! at Marriott Theatre. Choreography includes Ars Nova, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Marriott Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Timeline Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, and more. William won a Jeff Award for his original choreography for Paramount Theatre’s revival of West Side  Story, and he was honored with an ALTA Award for his choreography in La Havana Madrid at  Steppenwolf 1700 and The Goodman Theatre.  

His documentary-style play about Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein premiered at Court Theatre in 2018 and was directed by Charles Newell. His theatricalized iteration of Frank Ocean’s Blonde album received a developmental lab through Dance Lab New York (formerly known as Broadway Dance Lab). This season, he is set to choreograph Qui Nguyen’s Poor Yella Rednecks at Manhattan Theatre Club and create a musical through residency at Portland Center Stage.  

William has served as a teaching artist and choreographer at Indiana University, Millikin University, and  Northwestern University. He was a founding teaching artist and developed the curriculum for the first-ever musical theater training programs at Goodman Theatre’s Center for Education and The Arts Academy of Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

He holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre and drama from Indiana University and trained on scholarship at Hubbard Street Dance Center and Ballet Chicago. He is a proud member of AEA and SDC and is represented by The Gersh Agency.

William Carlos is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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