Official Biography (courtesy of William Scott)
Ever since the day he was pulled out of his 6th grade class by his principal to sing for his school's most legendary alumnus Diana Ross, William Scott has been continuing the shining legacy of his hometown, Detroit. At the age of thirteen he began writing, recording, producing and performing.
William's silky voice has warmed the stage for R&B recording artists such as Monifah, Case, Dru Hill and Gladys Knight. William was also a featured vocalist at the grand opening of Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. As a songwriter he is featured in the movie "Two Weeks Notice," with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. He has written for artists such as Bell Biv Devoe, Monifah and Next.
In 2006, Scott independently released his debut album Who's Afraid of William Scott?, which sparked controversy because of its daring subject matter regarding race relations, the loss of cultural history and homophobia in the African American community. The album quickly gained attention from several newspapers and magazines such as, k Times, The Michigan Chronicle, Between The Lines Newspaper, and two consecutive issues of Out Magazine. In 2008, William was selected as a finalist on American Idol. Currently he continues his journey with the show.
William Scott is not only a singer/songwriter, he is a working actor/director and playwright who has been involved in several professional, Equity and Non-Equity theatrical productions across the country. He was Michigan's teen host for the nationally broadcast television show Fast Forward in 1996. William has performed at Broadway and off-Broadway theaters and featured in the New York Times for his performance in the musical Best of Both Worlds, an adaptation of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale.