William McKenna

William McKenna

William McKenna is an upcoming young Australian Actor with a variety of television, theatre and comedy credits.

William starred as BEN RIPLEY in Nowhere Boys: Two Moons Rising on ABC ME and will reprise his role in the upcoming fourth series. He also performed as part of the lead cast in the third series of ABC ME’s You’re Skitting Me.

William was nominated for the Victorian Theatre Guild Awards Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his work in Legally Blonde and Urinetown. William’s other theatre credits include leads in The Laramie Project, Footloose and Animal Farm.

William was the ‘Class Clowns’ winner at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and came back to host the 2016 National Final. He performed and hosted his own season of live shows with a group of teenaged up and coming comedians as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 and 2017 at the Arts Centre.

In 2019 William will star as SCORPIUS MALFOY in the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

William McKenna

Training

Piano, David Dobell 2010 – 2016
Singing, Nicole Howard 2014 – 2016
Drama with a Difference – Drama, Kestie Morassi 2015
Cello, Helen Barclay 2013 – 2015

 

Television

NOWHERE BOYS (Series 4)
Role: Ben. Dir: Various, Nowhere Boys 4 Productions Pty Ltd 2018
STAND AND DELIVER (Series 2)
Performer. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Ltd / ABC iView 2017
NOWHERE BOYS: TWO MOONS RISING (Series 3)
Role: Ben. Dir: Various, Matchbox Pictures/ABC 2016
YOU’RE SKITTING ME (Series 3)
Role: Various. Dir: David Swann, Worldwide Production Services Pty Ltd 2016

 

Film

SKATES (Short)
Role: Boy. Dir: Maddelin McKenna, Swinburne University 2017
JUST KIDS (Short)
Role: Jake. Dir: Jordan Sorby, VCA 2015
LOL SQUAD (YouTube Short)
Writer / Performer. Dir: Scott Brennan, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015
SERPENTINE SKY – MIDNIGHT (Music Video)
Role: Boy. Dir: Leanne Campbell 2014

 

Live Shows

LOL SQUAD LIVE
Host / Performer. Dir: Wes Snelling, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017
CLASS CLOWNS NATIONAL FINAL 2016
Host. Dir: Wes Snelling, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016
LOL SQUAD LIVE
Writer / Performer. Dir: Wes Snelling, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016
CLASS CLOWNS NATIONAL FINAL 2015
Performer & National Winner. Dir: Wes Snelling, Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2015
KIDS STAGE
MC. Eltham Town Festival 2015
POETRY SLAM
Stand Up. State Library – Poetry Australia 2015
HELP CONFERENCE
Stand Up. Ronald McDonald House Charities 2015

 

Theatre

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
Role: Scorpius Malfoy. Dir: John Tiffany, Michael Cassel Group Pty Ltd 2018
URINETOWN
Role: Lockstock. Dir: Nicholas Waxman, Eltham College 2017
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Role: Various / Director / Sound Designer. Dir: Ensemble, Eltham College 2017
LEGALLY BLONDE
Role: Emmett Forrest. Dir: Nicholas Waxman, Eltham College 2016
THE WIZ
Role: The Wiz. Dir: Nicholas Waxman, Eltham College 2015
THIRTEEN
Role: Eddie. Dir: Mark Kearny, Eltham College, 2013

 

Opera

LA BOHEME
Children’s Chorus / Soloist Cover. Dir: Gale Edwards, Opera Australia 2011
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Boys Chorus / Cover Mustardseed.  Opera Australia 2010

 

Choir / Instrumental

EEPS CHOIR
Choir Captain / Soloist / Various Concerts 2009-2012
BOROONDARA EISTEDDFORD / VARIOUS CONCERTS
Percussionist 2011-2012

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