The Construction Worker of Village People since 2013.
Bill Whitefield is a performer and composer from the New York City area via Nashville, and subbed for David Hodo (the original Construction Worker) since 2001. As an actor, he has been seen in the lead role of Giuseppe in The Gondoliers, the role of Florian in Princess Ida, H.M.S. Pinafore playing the role of Bill Bobstay and as a pirate in The Pirates of Penzance starring Hal Linden all at City Center in New York City.
He was featured in The Presidents, starring Rich Little and directed by Bill Castellino, first at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center then at TheatreFest in Montclair, NJ. The show was later taped for television at The Paris Theatre, in Las Vegas, and subsequently aired on PBS. He has also been seen as Detlef in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of The Student Prince, starring Christiane Noll and directed by Robert Johanson, as well as the American in Paper Mill’s production of Rags.
Bill has performed at many regional theatres across the country, including Goodspeed Opera House, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, American Stage Company, Northshore Music Theatre and Monomoy Theatre.
Recently, he served as executive director at Algonquin Arts Theatre, in Manasquan, NJ, where, in addition to his producing credits, he was seen as in the roles of Mitch Albom in the gripping drama Tuesdays with Morrie and Robin in Spamalot.
As a writer, Bill composed music and lyrics, along with Bill Castellino and Christopher McGovern, for Crash Club, a new musical and NEA award recipient. He was the composer and co-lyricist for Queen Esther, which he co-wrote with playwright Lenora Conway. He served as the composer and co-lyricist for the musical adaptation of esteemed author Mary Higgins Clark’s The Magical Christmas Horse. He composed music for Stephen Culp’s drama The 13 Hallucinations of Julio Rivera, which premiered at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
One of his finest achievements as a composer and lyricist was collaborating with the late science fiction writer Ray Bradbury on the musical adaptation of his story The Day It Rained Forever. He wrote two songs for Centaur Records: Every Time You’re Near, performed by Tony award winner Alice Ripley on the CD, Utopia and Never Letting Go, performed by Elsa Raven on the CD, Dance With Angels. He also wrote the music with lyricist Bill Castellino for Tony nominee Rebecca Luker’s recording of Fine, which is featured on her album Leaving Home, produced by Christopher McGovern.
Bill is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Dramatists Guild, SAG-AFTRA, ASCAP and holds a B.A. from Pepperdine University.