Willem Butler, winner of BroadwayWorld’s first ever season of Next on Stage, is currently shining bright on stages across the country as Dmitry in the National Tour of Anastasia. A recent graduate from Elon University, Anastasia is Butler’s touring debut!
He stars alongside Veronica Stern as Anya, Ben Edquist as Gleb, Gerri Weagraff as Dowager Empress, Bryan Seastrom as Vlad, Madeline Raube as Countess Lily and Leela Chopra and Alexandrya Salazar as Little Anastasia.
ANASTASIA is traveling to over 50 cities this season including Chicago, Indianapolis, Birmingham, Atlanta and Cincinnati with additional cities to be announced. Butler spoke with BroadwayWorld about his favorite song and moment in the show, where he’s most looking forward to performing, and more!
You won the first season of BroadwayWorld’s Next on Stage! Can you tell me about the trajectory of your winning the competition to landing the role of Dmitry in Anastasia?