Bio & Resume

Phillip Cole White’s Resume

Resume

EMC
Height: 5’9”    Weight: 150   Voice: Baritone/Tenor
NATIONAL TOUR
Junie B. Jones PJB/Sheldon Casa Mañana/Dir. Noah Putterman
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Billy Bibbit TheatreXP/Patrick New
Oklahoma Smith Drago Key West Theater/Jessica Beth Redish
129 Miles from Walmart Various (lead) Key West Theater/Bob Bowersox & Juliet Gray
A Christmas Carol Peter Cratchit Dallas Theater Center/Dir. Joel Ferrell
The Sound of Music Friedrich Casa Mañana/Dir. Elliot Wasserman
Rockin’ w/Mother Goose Little Boy Blue Casa Mañana
Into the Woods The Baker FMPAT
Altar Boyz Mark Theatre Arlington
Kimberly Akimbo (SW Premiere) Jeff Theatre Arlington
RENT Mark Brookhaven Theatre
EDUCATIONALTHEATRE
Urinetown Caldwell B. Cladwell Texas State University/ Dir. Kaitlin Hopkins
Oklahoma! Aunt Eller Texas State University/ Dir. Kaitlin Hopkins
All Shook Up Dennis Texas State University/ Dir. Kaitlin Hopkins
As You Like It Silvius Texas State University
TV/FILM/WEB SERIES
Sasami (4 episodes) V.O. FUNimation
XXXHOLIC V.O. FUNimation
School Rumble V.O. FUNimation
Mangus! (w/Jennifer Coolidge) Singer (V.O.) Cranium Entertainment
The Method Former Student Parkview Place Pictures
The Troubadoors Judge Heal by Rain Productions
READINGS/WORKSHOPS/CONCERTS/THEME PARKS
This Magic Moment Neil Sedaka (Lead) Dallas Summer Musicals
A Little Princess Cockney Man TMT/Dir. Kaitlin Hopkins, Conducted by Andrew Lippa
In Concert with Andrew Lippa Featured Soloist Texas State University/Dir. Andrew Lippa
Christopher d’Amboise Project Featured Ensemble Texas State University/Dir. Christopher d’Amboise
Hooray for Iceboy Featured Ensemble Texas State University/with Mark Hollmann
Dutch Wonderland Knight of Safety RWS & Associates
TRAINING
Texas State University- B.F.A. in Musical Theatre
(Acting: Kaitlin Hopkins, Jim Price, Lauren Lane, Dance: Robin Lewis, Keenah Armitage, Vincent Sandoval & Cassie Abate, Voice: Michael Maresca)
Master Classes: Dave Clemmons, Andrew Lippa, Austin Pendleton, Shirley Knight, Judge Reinhold, Rachel Hoffman (Telsey + Company), Sam McMurray, Bob Krakower & Cathryn Hartt
Broadway Theatre Project (’11):  Jay Binder, Donna McKechnie, Frank Wildhorn, Monica Raymund, Nancy Dussault, Valentine Mayer, Darren Gibson & Neil Patrick Stewart
AWARDS/RECOGNITION
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nominations for Oklahoma! & Urinetown
Betty Lynn Buckley Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actor & Best Actor for Birds of Paradise & A Year with Frog & Toad
 SPECIAL SKILLS
Jennifer Love Hewitt face, weird arm thing, stage flying, TX driver’s license, I can drive a standard, impressions

 

About Phillip Cole White

Phillip Cole White was born in Dallas, TX and grew up in Bedford, a suburb about half an hour west of Dallas and east of Fort Worth.  Always having an interest in performing he started taking acting classes at the age of four at Casa Mañana Theatre in Fort Worth, TX.  Growing up he was active in several local community theatres.  He attended Trinity High School in Euless, TX where he was highly involved in the theatre department.  He played Dave in Birds of Paradise (Betty Lynn Buckley Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Frog in A Year with Frog and Toad (Betty Lynn Buckley Award nomination for Best Actor), and Brother Brightbee/Donny in The Book of Liz.  During high school he continued to work in community theatres as well as professionally at regional theatres Casa Mañana and Dallas Theater Center.  Some of his favorite roles include Doody in Grease, Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (The Column’s Ben Brettell Youth Award), Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof, Jeff in the Southwest Premiere of Kimberly Akimbo and The Baker in Into the Woods.

After graduation Phillip supported himself and his studies at a local community college with various jobs including and not limited to working at a tanning salon, being a security officer, personal assistant and singing waiter.  He also worked as an acting teacher for Dallas Children’s Theatre.  He worked for FUNimation Entertainment as an ADR writer on television shows “One Piece” and “Sasami: Magic Girls Club” and a voice actor in shows “Sasami: Magical Girls Club” (season 1 and 2), “School Rumble”, “Shuffle!” and “XXXHOLic”.  During this time he continued to participate in local theatres with such roles as Mark in Rent and Mitch Mahoney in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Column Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as well as featured in the “Best of Dallas-Fort Worth Theatre in 2010” issue for Breakout Performance).  He also starred as Neil Sedaka in This Magic Moment, an original musical workshop for Dallas Summer Musicals.  In addition to his voice work at FUNimation he also provided vocals for the 2011 feature film Mangus! starring Jennifer Coolidge, Heather Matarazzo, Leslie Jordan and John Waters.

In 2010 Phillip transferred to Texas State University in San Marcos, TX where he began as a sophomore to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre under the direction of Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy: The Musical, Bare: A Pop Opera).  At Texas State he played Dennis in All Shook Up, Silvius in As You Like It, Aunt Eller in Oklahoma! (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nomination) and Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown (BroadwayWorld.com Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nomination).  At Texas State he also worked with Tony Award nominated Broadway composer Andrew Lippa singing on his record “It Gets Better” for The Trevor Project which can be found on iTunes. In 2011 he was in the premiere performance of Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley’s revised version of their musical A Little Princess under the direction of Kaitlin Hopkins with Lippa conducting.  In 2012 he was in the workshop of an original piece developed and directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher d’Amboise.  In 2013 he played the role of Ophelia in Tom Stoppard’s 15 Minute Hamlet directed by Neil Patrick Stewart.  Later that year he worked with Mark Hollmann, the Tony Award winning composer and lyricist of Urinetown when he performed in the very first concert reading of his new musical Hooray for Iceboy with music and lyrics by Hollmann, book by Erin Quinn Purcell (Duet! A Romantic Fable) and Jay Reiss (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee).

In May of 2013 Phillip graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Texas State University.  After graduation Phillip returned to the DFW area and appeared in Theatre Arlington’s production of Altar Boyz as Mark (The Column Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical). He then played PJB and Sheldon Potts in Casa Mañana’s touring production of Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! After the tour closed he moved to NYC.

Phillip just returned to NYC from Key West, Florida where he was a resident actor at Key West Theater appearing in new work 129 Miles from Walmart and Oklahoma Smith and the Pantheon of Annihilation followed by playing Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at TheatreXP.