Will Wingfield of So You Think You Can Dance Joins Broadway’s In the Heights

You all remember Will Wingfield? Debbie Allen’s protege on Season 4’s So You Think You Can Dance?   Many of you felt it was a travesty he didn’t make the finals that season.   Will’s doing just fine–he just landed a role on Broadway:

Via TheaterMania:

Will Wingfield, a contestant on FOX-TV’s So You Think You Can Dance, will take over the role of Graffiti Pete in the Broadway musical In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, beginning on August 26. He replaces Seth Stewart in the role.

The show is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. Featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a book by Quiara Alegrà ­a Hudes, In the Heights is about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan, and focuses on the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition. In The Heights is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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  • tati

    I can’t wait! Seeing it when I’m in NY in Oct.. and Will in it will only make it better.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/voronas-ontario-american-idol-tour-recap.htm/feed/ vorona

    He was really good. I’m glad he’s doing well. One thing I hate about SYTYCD is that it’s too easy for dancers to disappear from my radar once the season ends. I appreciate the updates.

  • lucy

    Dancers’ lives are such a struggle. Always nice to see the good ones get work.

  • MrsB

    Bravo Wil – congratulations to you – hope you kill it on stage!!!!!!

    :clap_tb: :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

  • BootStar

    Loved Will. So happy for him! BraVO!

  • Dr. Tracey

    Yay! Congrats to Will he was a favorite of mine.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    This is awesome for Will! Good for him! In The Heights is a FANTASTIC show. I saw it in NY when I was there in January, and am seeing it again when the touring company hits Orlando in March.

    Thanks for the update, MJ!

  • butte009

    Great news! Thanks for the Update MJ!

  • Grammie Kari

    Glad to hear he has landed this job. Congratulations to Will!

  • Kaykohl

    For the ones that are seeking professional careers, Broadway or Vegas is pretty much where most of them will end up, A few will get signed on as dancers for some musical acts, but those assignments will be short term. Although, there’s work going on for these musicals to transfer to film. Some of the dancers will get work on them.

    Rock of Ages
    Rocky Horror Picture Show – TV only
    The Color Purple
    Hairspray (2)
    In The Heights
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Les Miserables
    Jesus Christ Superstar
    PT Barnum – Hugh Jackman

    Bye, Bye Birdie
    Spring Awakening

    Damn Yankees

    Wicked – there’s rumors on the Broadway boards