|Born||March 5, 1989|
New York City, U.S.
Will Roland (born March 6, 1989) is an American actor and singer, best known for originating the role of Jared Kleinman in the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. He is also known for his role in the drama film One Penny (2017).
William Frederick "Will" Roland was born in New York City to Beth and William J. "Bill" Roland, who co-owns Roland Antiques. He grew up in the East Village, Manhattan and Locust Valley, Long Island, and attended Friends Academy for middle school and high school. Roland graduated from New York University with a singing degree from Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
On November 8, 2018, Roland became engaged to his long time girlfriend Stephanie Wessels.
|2012||Wonderful Town||Frank Lippencott|
|2013||The Black Suits||Nato Obenkrieger||Center Theatre Group|
|2014||Academia Nuts!||Joseph McCutter||Off-Broadway|
|2015||Dear Evan Hansen||Jared Kleinman||Arena Stage|
|2018||Be More Chill||Jeremy Heere||Off-Broadway|
|2015||The Mysteries of Laura||Nerd #3||Episode: "The Mystery of the Intoxicated Intern"|
|2016||Red Oaks||Joel||2 episodes|
|2018||Billions||Quant Kid #2||3 episodes|
|2018||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Episode: "Kimmy Meets an Old Friend!"|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival||Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film||One Penny||Nominated|
|Broadway.com Audience Choice Award||Favorite Funny Performance||Dear Evan Hansen||Won|
|Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)||Nominated|
|Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Best Musical Theater Album||Dear Evan Hansen||Won|
- Roland, Will (April 14, 2017). "Every day is opening night". DKC/O&M. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- Dijkstra, Kimberley (January 24, 2017). "Will Roland Brings Laughs To Broadway Stage". Long Island Weekly. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
- "About Me". Will Roland. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
- Fierberg, Ruthie (November 7, 2016). "How This Dear Evan Hansen Star Spends His Days". Playbill. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
- "Be More Chill Star Will Roland Gets Engaged to Stephanie Wessels | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-11-29.