December 26, 2014

Local broadway singer Chelsea Williams mentors students

Chelsea Williams is well known in our community. A native of Windham, Chelsea is currently starring as Sophie in the touring company of Mamma Mia. After touring with Mamma Mia throughout the United States from September 2013 through June 2014,Chelsea was re-signed for the 2014 - 2015 touring Season. During her summer "break", she was called to take over the role of Sophie in the Las Vegas cast of Mamma Mia for two months due to an injury to the lead in the Las Vegas cast. While she was there, Chelsea earned enough points to earn her Actors' Equity card. 

Chelsea grew up in Windham and began taking voice lessons from Suzy Cropper. According to Cropper, "Chelsea came to me with a tremendous amount of natural vocal talent. I knew early on that she had the potential to make it on the big stage. She worked hard and was very dedicated to her training.  She became an incredibly versatile singer, quickly learning to ‘belt’, an advanced vocal technique essential for today's Broadway performer."  

Musical theater became Chelsea's passion. She performed locally at Point Sebago Resort and Windham High School musicals including the title role in "Thoroughly Modern Millie." Chelsea went on to graduate from Emerson College's prestigious musical theater program. She performed in many productions in the Boston area while commuting to New York City to pursue her Broadway dreams. Shortly after arriving in New York, she was cast as the leading role in the touring production of Mamma Mia. 

Chelsea will be back in Windham over the holidays, and she will be busy during her visit.  She will be performing with current and former Windham Chamber Singers in the Richard Nickerson Scholarship concert. She has also been working with Suzy Cropper, owner of Main Stage Academy, to develop a "Voice and Acting Masterclass" for local youth, which will take place on January 2 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Chelsea will also perform in a small solo concert for on January 2 at 7 p.m. at Main Stage Academy right here in Windham.  For more on Chelsea visit

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