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Actor.

Billie has been seen on stages across the country - Broadway, Washington DC, St. Paul, Sacramento and Sarasota - as well as on her beloved home boards of Seattle where her work has been celebrated with 4 Gregory nominations, a Gregory Award and 3 Footlight Awards. Billie debuted on Broadway with Scandalous and is featured on that Original Broadway Cast recording. *Photo by Mark Kitaoka captures a rehearsal moment from Ragtime and features amazing choreographer Kelli Lin Foster Warder

 

Productions, Press & Media

 
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The Light in the Piazza 
Craig Lucas/Adam Guettel

Margaret Johnson

@Showtunes Theatre Co.

"...But then what can you expect from an ensemble like this. First off there's the amazing Billie Wildrick whom we all know can sing but I'm used to her belting it. But she handles these lilting melodies like no one... I give Showtunes Theatre's production of "Light in the Piazza" a "made me believe in the power of love again" WOW. You do NOT want to miss this one..." - Jay Irwin BWW

"The real star of the show is the bride’s mother, Maragret Johnson, who has a very complex character with oodles of unresolved issues in her own marriage, guilt about the accident, which happened to her daughter on her 12th birthday, leaving her somewhat developmentally disabled. Billie Wildrick played her to perfection, including an authentic Southern accent. What was so intriguing was that her character was not a rebellious person, nor a particularly unhappy one, but just a fairly normal, middle of the road married woman of her time, but she showed courage and made a brave choice for her daughter." - Marie Bonfils, Drama in the Hood

Ragtime

Ragtime
Terrence McNally/Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty

Evelyn Nesbit

@ Asolo Repertory Theatre

"Billie Wildrick was blissfully adorable as "lethal beauty" Evelyn Nesbit. "Wheeeee!" - BWW

" The ravishing new production of “Ragtime” that opened Friday night at Asolo Repertory Theatre may be only a fraction of the size of the Broadway original, but it packs just as much power and perhaps even more emotional intensity into its intimate style." - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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The Boys from Syracuse

Adriana

@ Showtunes Theatre Co

"As Antipholus Ephesus' wife we have the incredible Billie Wildrick as Adriana killing it as always with "Falling in Love with Love" and generally commanding the stage." - Jay Irwin BWW

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Ragtime

Evelyn Nesbit

@ The 5th Avenue Theatre

"Billie Wildrick is at her captivating, sexy best..." - Seattle PI

"Billie Wildrick plays Evelyn Nesbit in a wonderfully charming presentation. The real life original 'Gibson' girl was the center of one of the first 'Crimes of the Century,' after which she transitioned to media star. Ms. WIldrick's voice shines in the vaudevillian mockery of her own sensationalism." - Seattle Gay News

"Billie Wildrick brings in some brilliant comedy mixed with a tinge of sadness with the sultry Evelyn Nesbit." - BWW

"A well-known, talented and appreciated Seattle actress, Wildrick is outstanding as the chorus girl, model and celebrity Evelyn Nesbit." Everett Herald 

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Beatsville

Alice/Naomi

@ Asolo Repertory Theatre

"Billie Wildrick is a real live wire as Alice/Naomi, a sex bomb and Marilyn Monroe lookalike..." - YourObserver.com

"Alice (Billie Wildrick) is buxom, athletic and flexible..." - Bradenton Times

"As Uptown sensation Alice, Billie Wildrick, especially in her vulgar sexual come-on “Gas Me” toward Walter, could be mistaken for Jayne Mansfield in “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” - TotalTheater.com

"Billie Wildrick (Alice) brought beautiful vocals and Marilyn Monroe sex appeal to her character." -BWW

" There’s even a sexually provocative number, “Gas Me,” by the comely but air-headed model played by the enchanting Billie Wildrick, that is reminiscent of Fosse’s “Whatever Lola Wants” from “Damn Yankees.” - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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The Pajama Game

Katherine "Babe" Williams

@ The 5th Avenue Theatre

"Prime pleasures here are Seattle’s invaluable Wildrick crowing “I’m Not at All in Love”; Davis pouring his dark-amber baritone into the sultry “A New Town Is a Blue Town”; and the dishy pair’s chemistry igniting in a whooping love call, “There Once Was A Man.” - Seattle Times

"Wildrick and Davis have unstoppable chemistry together with Davis' matinee idol looks and Richard Kiley-esque voice and Wildrick's effervescent stage presence and killer pipes." -BWW

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Maria Rainer

@ The Ordway

"Carrying the show with charisma, a light touch and a soaring voice, Wildrick brings sunshine, zest and a winning spirit to Gary Briggle’s slow-but-sure staging of “Music,” which opened Saturday in St. Paul. Wildrick has spark and dimension on her numbers, from the title song to her celebratory “My Favorite Things.” And she is well-paired with Dieter Bierbrauer, the commanding actor and singer who plays Captain von Trapp." - Star Tribune

"The lead roles of Maria and the Captain are handled by Billie Wildrick and Dieter Bierbrauer, and it is hard to find better casting. Wildrick and Bierbrauer co-starred in last year's holiday production at the Ordway, A Christmas Story. Good as they were then, they truly shine this time around. Both have beautiful voices that do full justice to beloved songs, Maria's "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," and the euphoric title song, the Captain's hymn to his homeland, "Edelweiss," and together in a lovely less familiar song (because it was cut from the movie), "An Ordinary Couple." Wildrick brings a frisky playful exuberance to the role that is as irresistible to the audience as it is for the Captain's seven children, while also conveying sensitivity to the unique needs of each child. She and Bierbrauer have a chemistry together that makes the blossoming of their love an inevitability. The scene in which Captain Van Trapp recognizes the folly of his militant parenting style, and is able to embrace his children, can be mawkish, but as played by Bierbrauer it is deeply moving.” - Talkin' Broaadway

"Billie Wildrick makes an engaging Maria, with a very naturalistically delivered arc from starry-eyed novitiate to maternal guardian. Her voice is strong, lithe, and rich in nuance, and her chemistry with the von Trapp children (often a weak point in stagings) is natural and engaging. So is the gradual arc in which Maria falls in love with Captain von Trapp (Dietrich Bierbrauer); the dance scene when she realizes her affection is so finely crafted that director Gary Briggle should add it to its show reel. The show does not feel stylized on this stage – everything arises so naturally from the very human portrayals, which is very compelling and keeps film associations happily absent from the mind... This is not the first time that Bierbrauer and Wildrick have played opposite each other, but it certainly seems an entirely new romance and relationship, with all the attendant joys. Bierbrauer’s performance of “Edelweiss,” one of the show features, has the opposite feel and all the latent, heartfelt emotion in its delivery to reduce some in the audience to tears.” - Twin City Arts

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Cabaret

Sally Bowles

@ Village Theatre

“As for Sally Bowles, I don't know if there's a better musical theater actress in all of Seattle than Billie Wildrick. Her Sally was a balance of strength and frailty, beauty and anonymity, hope and despair, self-doubt and ambition, integrity and artifice. In short, everything that character needed to be. Wildrick never has an artificial moment on stage, and every gesture, every decision, every expression feels sincere and touching. As always, her singing was beautiful and her performance of "Maybe This Time" was, for me, the highlight of the production.” - Seattle Actor

“...British performer Sally Bowles, played with assured prowess by Billie Wildrick, a Village Theatre veteran whose roles include “The Sound of Music” and “Million Dollar Quartet.” Wildrick’s voice will draw you in, with “Perfectly Marvelous” and “Don’t Tell Mama.” But by the time her character realizes the hopelessness of her situation, Wildrick’s performance will captivate as she literally loses her mind while singing “Cabaret.” - Issaquah Press

“Billie Wildrick takes the character of Sally in a very different direction from Liza Minelli's version, becoming a curvy blonde who seems like a slightly naughty girl next door who's just having a grand old time sowing her wild oats. Wildrick's singing is spectacular and she knocks the title song "Cabaret" out of the house.”  - Edge Seattle

“Sally Bowles (Billie Wildrick), the Kit Kat’s free-spirited British chanteuse, can belt to the balcony... For a vocalist of Wildrick’s caliber, it’s a good thing Minnelli’s added film songs are included here. Her heart-rending “Maybe This Time” and rallying “Cabaret” contradict comments made about Sally’s lack of talent. This is a seasoned entertainer and fully formed woman, not an audacious 19-year- old who, as Isherwood described, “sang badly, without any expression, her hands hanging down at her sides.” Wildrick works with the age gap to mine the desperation in Sally’s boozy flamboyance and promiscuity. Apolitical, she will be one of the last stragglers to realize the party’s over in Berlin. And her inability to sustain a relationship with Brian Earp’s bisexual (but otherwise conventional) Cliff, or any man, is a source of pathos.” - Seattle Times

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Sauced

Charlotte Bright

“The other is va-va-voom blond songbird Charlotte, played by Billie Wildrick as a cross between Marilyn Monroe and film noir she-devil Audrey Totter... Top tunes: Wildrick’s potent rendition of Cole Porter’s “Love for Sale,” and Workman’s moody “The Violet Hour.” - Seattle Times

“Wildrick turns in her usual brilliance as the sultry songstress with a past and I must say having Wildrick sing a steamy Cole Porter tune (and one of my favorites) in a slinky red dress ranks right up there with one of life's great joys.” - BWW

“Billie Wildrick as Charlotte provides the smoldering sex. Never has a form fitting red gown been better placed. And Wildrick knows just how to make the most out of its revealing bodice and side-slit skirt. She moves her hips like she’s had a lot of practice.” - Arts Stage

Carousel

Carousel

Carrie Pipperidge

“A radiant Billie Wildrick nearly swipes the show as Julie’s vivacious pal Carrie, with crack comic timing and creamy soprano versions of “Mr. Snow,” and “When the Children Are Asleep,” a duet with moralistic suitor Enoch" - Seattle Times

“As Julie’s friend Carrie, Billie Wildrick chews up the scenery every time she appears” - Seattle PI

“I especially enjoyed Billie Wildrick's character of Carrie Pipperidge—funny, vivacious, and delightful with a voice as fresh and pretty as a bird on a spring morning and full of warmth... - Good Life NW

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Guys and Dolls

Miss Adelaide

“The ever-delightful Billie Wildrick is perfection as Nathan's long-patient poopsie, and she slays the sniffly cri de coeur "Adelaide's Lament." - Seattle Times

“Is Guys and Dolls' Miss Adelaide the best female comic role in American musical-theater history? Or does Billie Wildrick just make it seem that way? In the 5th Avenue's production of Frank Loesser's 1950 musical, she plays, sublimely, a New York City showgirl trying to get her man to the altar. Beyond that old fish-with-a-bicycle trope, beyond her boop-boop-be-doop surface, Wildrick seems to read her as the only adult onstage—a frustrated realist, the only major character who hasn't constructed a fantasy to keep the world at bay. (She's constructed one to keep her mother at bay, but that's another story.) She hungers less for the whole white-picket-fence thing than for her fiance, craps huckster Nathan Detroit, the oldest established perpetual floating adolescent in New York, finally to grow up and commit to something/anything.” - Seattle Weekly

"...the always incredible Wildrick nails every aspect of the character.  She's funny when she needs to be, sweet when she needs to be, thoughtful, smart, and all around fabulous.  And the girl can sell a number like nobody's business." -BWW

"...in the case of Billie Wildrick as Miss Adelaide: when she appeared onstage for the first time, asking some of her backup dancers to order her "a tuna on rye and a chocolate sundae with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise," Wildrick made the entire audience start shuffling through their playbills searching for more information about this comedic dynamo. Like a blonde Betty Boop come to life, Wildrick was so endearing I found myself wishing that Adelaide and her Hot Box dancer's numbers like "Take Back Your Mink" and "A Bushel and a Peck" were a bigger part of the show.” - Twin Cities Daily Planet

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

Dot/Marie

“Billie Wildrick was a sheer delight as Seurat's love and inspiration, Dot. Again, her wonderful music theater voice was melded to top-notch acting skill and appealing sincerity.” - Seattle Actor

“The star of the show was wildly talented singer and actress Billie Wildrick who let loose her Crayola box of skills as Dot, the mistress trying to save George from his obsession.” - Everett Herald

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

Mother

“Billie Wildrick as Ralphie’s mother is easily the most believable character, and wonderfully appealing, particularly in one of the show’s rare tender moments, singing “Just Like That.” - HowWasTheShow.com


"Billie Wildrick has a less showy part as Mother, but delivers her songs with great heart and in beautiful voice. She is the touchstone for the other family members." - Talkin' Broadway

"Another shining star is Billie Wildrick as Ralphie's mother; she has terrific moments on "Just Like That" and "What a Mother Does." - Compendium Minneapolis

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Scandalous

Eve/Myrtle et al...

Billie's Broadway debut!

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Bless You All

The Diva

“Billie Wildrick, a glamorous platinum blonde clad in slick black full length gown and silver boa, sings one of Rome’s most beautiful torch songs, “When.” ...Wildrick returns to sing another beautiful torch song “You Never Know What Hit You” (originally sung by Pearl Bailey)” - Times Square Chornicles

“Billie Wildrick turns the witty “You Never Know What Hit You” about the vagaries of love into a powerful torch song.“ - TheatreScene.net

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Vanities

Mary

 “Billie Wildrick (Mary) perfectly embodies her character's desperation to escape from her small town and experience the world. With a beautifully powerful talent, Ms. Wildrick erupts through the song 'Fly Into the Future,' with all the resentments, longings, and sexual provocation that her character is holding down. She exudes Mary's toughness without forgetting to reveal the character's struggle with her own insecurities.“ - Seattle Gay News

"In a second-act solo, she nimbly converts the Steve Miller Band-ish “Fly Into the Future” into something that feels honest—a small-town woman escaping claustrophobic circumstances and a toxic family situation—despite an absurd red vinyl get-up that appears to have been plucked from the costume archives of Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. By the time we get to Manhattan, Wildrick has conjured, from some place far outside this production, a blistering aura of despair around her character’s femme fatale bravado. She stomps around the penthouse porch in stiletto heels, commanding the audience to drink her poison cocktail of glamour and pain." - Seattle Metropolitan

“Billie Wildrick steals the show with her vampy Mary, especially during the wah-infused “Fly Into the Future.” Wildrick is charismatic, um, limber, and seems to specialize and excel in these juicy kinds of roles.” - The Sunbreak

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Wonderful Town

Eileen

"The honey-voiced Billie Wildrick sails along as sweet Eileen. Wildrick's sunny smile and unselfconscious cheer are just right for the part; it's easy to see why all the boys love her."

- Seattle PI

"The character of Eileen could have easily come across as vapid . But Wildrick, full of effervesence and natural, unforced talents, handles the role quite differently and winningly.  Eileen charms the entire male New York City Police Department, because there is evidently no place to go but jail after the non-stop conga turns into a wild party." - BWW

"Wildrick engages the audience with her warmth and simple charm... Her crystal clear voice is sweet and melodious, complimenting her character’s sunny disposition and dewy-eyed view of the world." NWnews.com

"...loaded with native talent, led by zesty top banana Sarah Rudinoff as writer Ruth Sherwood and delightful Billie Wildrick as her comely kid sis Eileen." - Seattle Times

*(Seattle Times Footlight award for 2006 “Marvelous Musical Turns - Sarah Rudinoff/Billie Wildrick”)

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Das Barbecü

Brünhilde

“...Siegfried's true love is spunky cowgirl Brunnhilde (a super Billie Wildrick), whom he rescued from a 20-year exile on a rugged mountain. (Don't ask.).

Some favorites? The sweet two-step love duo "Slide a Little Closer," sung by Davis and Wildrick. A hilarious trio for synchronized swimmer Rhine Maidens. And, natch, that ode to S&M on the range, "Hog Tie Your Man." - Seattle Times

“Billie Wildrick as Brünnhilde adds another trophy performance to her growing list and makes something really special out of one of composer Warrender's most wistful tunes, "County Fair," before showing off her comic chops in the hilarious duet "Barbecue for Two" opposite Jennifer Sue Johnson's gutsy Gutrune.” - Talkin' Broadway

“The three women (Anne Allgood, Jennifer Sue Johnson, and Billie Wildrick) and two men (Carter Davis and Richard Ziman) each take on numerous roles and maintain highly energetic vocal power. The women are especially impressive. Siegfried’s death feels abrupt and out of place, but no one in the audience really cares; they’re far too entranced by Wildrick’s Brunnhilde ballad.” - Seattle Weekly

“The musical’s cast of five highly talented actors – Anne Allgood, Carter Davis, Jennifer Sue Johnson, Billie Wildrick and Richard Ziman – brilliantly act, sing and dance their way through a hilarious array of characters (over 20 in all) and situations.

Especially memorable is the duo by Brünnhilde (Wildrick) and Gutrune (Johnson), whose double-wedding goes terribly wrong, leaving them alone together at the wedding barbecue. The pair give new meaning to the term “comfort food” as they manage to devour the entire spread – roasted pig, baked beans, cornbread, and all – as they vocally lament their misfortune in “Barbecue for Two.” - Seattle Performing Arts Examiner

“Billie Wildrick (Brunnhilde) brings the right amount of haunting desire for love and a desire for a normal life to the role... The actors were so believable in playing several different roles that at the end of the show, when the curtain came down, I wondered where was the rest of the cast.” - Seattle Gay Scene

The Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance

Edith

“The attractions of life on terra firma increase when a gaggle of pretty, giddy young English sisters appear in the cove where Frederic’s cohorts have dropped him off. That brood includes such winning performers as the ebullient 5th Ave veteran Billie Wildrick (who now commutes between New York and Seattle), and the fine soprano Anne Eisendrath as spunky ingénue Mabel, who makes beautiful music with Frederic.” - Seattle Times

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Candide

Pacquette

“With local top-liners like Allen Fitzpatrick, Brandon O'Neill, Billie Wildrick and others in the smaller roles and the chorus, this "Candide" is also a celebration of how far Seattle's musical-theater scene has come — and what, at full strength, it is capable of.” - Seattle Times

"Billie Wildrick brings an engaging sweetness to the role of the servant-whore Paquette" - Seattle PI

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Into the Woods

Cinderella

"Her bell-like soprano voice ringing through her big solo "On the Steps of the Palace," Billie Wildrick's runaway bride Cinderella isn't exactly thrilled about becoming a princess." - Seattle Times

"I also liked Billie Wildrick very much as Cinderella, with her lovely voice and very sympathetic, unaffected character equally delightful as mistreated child and searching princess." - Aisle Say

"Billie Wildrick's Cinderella is totally satisfying as she makes the journey from scullery wench to princess, and she sparkles on her solo "On the Steps of the Palace." - Talkin' Broadway

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Smokey Joe"s Café

Shimmy Girl

"Wildrick does well on her act one solo "Falling," and really gets things rocking with her saucy moves on "Shimmy," in a moment torn right out of one of the old Beach Party movies." - Talkin' Broadway

"... Apart from gifted Billie Wildrick's tender handling of "Falling," the gals on hand don't get to break out until the second half. ..." - Seattle Times

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Hello Dolly

"Irene Molloy"

"Billie Wildrick brings layers of depth to hat shop owner (and Dolly’s first match for Horace) Irene Malloy. Wildrick captures every delicate nuance of Mrs Malloy. She provides a surprisingly haunting “Ribbons Down My Back”, perfectly echoing a woman’s plea for adventure. Wildrick’s versatile voice and unrivaled acting skills make her a prime candidate to play Eva Peron in Village’s upcoming Evita. After years of soubrette roles in Seattle, Wildrick is ready to take the lead." - BWW

"...reliable Billie Wildrick plays shopkeeper Irene Molloy in lovely voice." - Seattle Times

"... Wildrick, who was just a delicious Eileen in Wonderful Town is even more splendid here, with a palpable comfort level in playing the role, and just the kind of creamy vocal richness that can make Irene's yearning solo, "Ribbons Down My Back," play like the Broadway cousin of an art song." - Talkin' Broadway

Seussical

Seussical

Mayzie La Bird

"Though her hotsie-totsie vamping may fly over the towheads of the kindergarten set, Mayzie La Bird is portrayed with infectious glee and real vocal power by Billie Wildrick." - Seattle Times

*Footlight Award for Stellar Performance

"...Now that kind of character is quite lacking in the egg’s mother, Mayzie LaBird, a glittery showgirl with a big need to stand in a bright spotlight. Billie Wildrick was terrific in the role, with a major voice and some pretty appealing moves, sympathetic even for her weaknesses." - Seattle Actor

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