William and Sue
William and Sue Wills have been working together as a team on stage ever
since the day they met doing a show together in Baltimore, Maryland in 1970. By
the end of 2015, they will pass 8,700 performances on stage of various
For the Presidents and Their First Ladies,
dramatically speaking programs,
William does the research (using mostly existing books
and magazine articles and some original research), writes the first draft of
the scripts, then Sue edits the same. Sue either "finds" or creates all of
their costuming. Many years they gave over 300 appearances each year,including
340 in 2004! But 2012 brought a change in Bill and Sue's lives and they have
stopped their routine of touring for 9 months every year. They now are
performing only in Florida and for special events throughout the USA.
Sounds grueling, doesn't it ? But this is basically the same routine they
used for 20 years when they operated their own theater company in the resort of
Ocean City, Maryland. They presented not only Broadway fare, but 30 original
musicals for children for which William wrote the scripts and Sue the music.
Those years were made more special because their three children grew up on
stage with them:
Jennifer Hope Wills
Jennifer is now a professional Equity Actress living in NYC.
Daniel Parker Wills
On April 15, 2006, Jennifer became Broadway's newest Christine Daae in THE
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and became the 2nd longest running actress in that role;
Jennifer ended her run on September 4, 2010. She also has appeared on Broadway
starring as Eileen in the Broadway musical WONDERFUL TOWN
at the Al Hirshfeld Theater and was in the ensemble and
understudy for the female lead of Belle in Beauty and the Beast
In 2011, she appeared in a lead role in "Aspects of Love" in Philadelphia and
in 2012 portrayed Marian in "The Music Man" in Vero Beach, FL and in
Philadelphia, PA. Also in the summer of 2012, she appear as Eliza in "My Fair
Lady" at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island, NY.
In 2005, she played lead in the musicals Carousel
in Pittsburgh and in Finian's Rainbow
Previously she appeared as Sandy in Grease
at the Paper Mill Playhouse in
Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey
Jekyll and Hyde
at The Carousel Dinner Theater in Akron, Ohio
The Secret Garden
in Virgina Beach, and Norfolk, Virginia.
Besides raising her young son , Jennifer is appearing in various Equity
theaters all over the USA.
Please visit her web page jenniferhopewills.com
Dan is now 40 years old and in December, 2006 finished serving nearly 5
years of active duty serving his country in the Army Airborne, Long Range
Recon. Dan went into the Army late at the age of 26 and specifically wanted
Airborne. Dan was involved with OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM where he spent
one year in the Kuwait/Iraqi theater of operation.
Dan was promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 2004 and in 2005 went back in Iraq
for his second tour of duty. Keeping with the family's theater tradition, while
Dan was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany he appeared in the play The Compleat Works of William
Shakespeare at the base theater.
Dan has now returned to civilian life and returned to his hometown of Ocean
City, MD. The Ocean City Town Council honored Dan with a special proclamation
upon his return home. He is currently an EMT dispatcher and volunteer fireman
for the Town of Ocean City. Dan has continued his education receivving his EMT
certification and is persuing certification for paramedic.
Rebecca Anne Wills
Becky is the mother of five, Toran, Joe, Ripton, Ethlyn, and Yishka. Rebecca,
after serving 7 years as our Office Manager for Presidents and Their First Ladies,
her Licensed Practical Nurse certification is working as an LPN and is working
toward her RN certification.