Meet the Choreographer: William Cooper Howell

Along with director Johnny Hebda, Utah Musical Theatre Company’s production of Side Show is being shaped and molded through the dance and movement vision of Choreographer William Cooper Howell. Here’s just a little info about him:

Cooper Howell

Cooper Howell

Cooper Howell is a Junior in the BFA Musical Theater Program at the University of Utah. He previously was in the acting program at Utah Valley University. He has danced in one form or another all of his life and is a major passion of his next to his love for singing, music and acting. Mr. Howell has trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, Ballet, and Modern and specializes in “Jazz Funk.” His biggest inspirations are Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Miguel Zarate, and Paris Goebel. As an actor he has recently been seen in the Regional Premiere of In The Heights at the Pioneer Theater as a member of the ensemble. Some of his theater credits include Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Ragtime, Malcolm X in The Meeting, Jim Conley in Parade, Michael Cassio in Othello, Gregory Lunn in Overruled, The Lead Wickersham Brother in Seussical, Little Harp in The Robber Bridegroom, and many others. This past summer he completed a directing internship with Jerry Rapier of Plan-B theater company, where he served as assistant director and choreographer for Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Egyptian Theater.

And here’s a brief peek of Cooper working with the cast of Side Show on a rehearsal for “We Share Everything.”