CODY WILLIAMS,who plays Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain, is a quadruple threat! He's a masterful comedian, Dances & Sings Like a dream, and what an Actor! Where did he hail from? Read on!
I grew up in Marietta, GA. Right outside of Atlanta. As a kid I played a lot of soccer and did a lot of martial arts. The only performing I did was a one week camp every Summer. I loved performing every summer and after my last year of camp in 8th grade some friends talked me into giving the local performing arts high school a try. As soon as I got there, it was all over. I knew I wanted to be an actor.
I was lucky because I have had a lot of incredible teachers. The first thing that I remember seeing and being really inspired was the show Movin' Out. I saw it my freshman year of high school and remember saying to myself that I would, one day, be able to do what those guys could do.
My first experience with Singin' in the Rain came when I was very young from The Great Movie Ride and Disney's Hollywood Studios. I always had known about the movie. It wasn't until I was 17 that I saw it however. I was completely blown away by how incredible it was. I have never done the stage show before but I have always wanted to. It's hard to really compare it with the movie, however. For me, the reason to make a movie is so that you can do things that you can't do in a theatre. For instance, the stuff Donald O'Connor does in "Make Em' Laugh" is so physically intense and amazing. No one could ever do that in live performance because we don't have the luxury of dubbing our voice in a studio afterwards.
With all that being said, I feel proud of our production, and I am so happy people seem to be really enjoying it. It's hard for me to pick a single favorite moment in the show. I really love the "Moses" scene though.
I have so many favorite shows and so many dream roles I couldn't begin to list them. I'm so lucky to have just played Will Parker in Oklahoma!, and I'm so lucky to be playing Cosmo right now. Within the next couple of years, I would love to play Finch in How to Succeed, Candide in Candide, and Edmund in Long Day's Journey Into Night.
When I am not on stage, I am an avid mixed martial arts fan. You can find me watching UFC almost day of the week. Other than that, its pretty much just hanging with my gilly.
On my I pod? The best of classic rock, a lot of Pearl Jam, a boat load of musical theatre and a bunch of voice lessons!