Bill Buell
Biographical Information
Born September 21st, 1952
Taipai, Taiwan
Productions The First as Frog/Dodger Coach/Brian Waterhouse, Clyde Sukeforth (understudy)(original Broadway cast)
Promenade as Jailer
Alias Jimmy Valentine as Bowery Boy/Mr. Thompson (original cast)
Welcome to the Club as Gus Bottomly
The Who's Tommy as Minister/Mr. Simpson/Ensemble (original Broadway cast)
Titanic as Edgar Beane
The American Astronaut as Eddie
Chasing Nicolette as Count de Beauclaire
Summer of '42 as Ensemble
Across the Universe as Old Guy at Bar
Queens Boulevard as Patrick/Bob/Ensemble
Tuck Everlasting as Constable (original cast)
Recordings The Who's Tommy (original cast recording)
Titanic (original cast recording)
Across the Universe (film soundtrack)

Bill Buell is a Taiwanese born American actor.


Born in Taipai, Taiwan, Buell became a popular performer in off-Broadway shows, though he sometimes performed in larger scale musicals.

Buell also acted in a number of films including Requiem for a Dream and God's Pocket as well as making television guest appearances Law & Order. He voiced the hitman Vito Scaletta in the video game Mafia and played Bill Binder in Grand Theft Auto V.


Buell sang in a number of Broadway and off-Broadway musicals, originating small roles in The First and Alias Jimmy Valentine as well as that of Gus Bottomly in Welcome to the Club.

Buell appeared in the original casts of The Who's Tommy and Titanic (in which he played Edgar Beane) as well as performing "Love Smiles" in the arthouse film The American Astronaut. He appeared in the Atlanta production of Tuck Everlasting as Constable Joe, but was replaced before the Broadway opening.


The American Astronaut (2001)Edit

  • Love Smiles (contains solo lines)

Across the Universe (2007)Edit

  • With a Little Help from my Friends (contains solo lines)


The First (1981)Edit

Frog (originated the role)Edit
  • Is This Year Next Year? (contains solo lines)
  • It Ain't Gonna Work (contains solo lines)
  • Is This Year Next Year? (reprise)(contains solo lines)
Clyde Sukeforth (understudy)Edit
  • It Ain't Gonna Work (contains solo lines)
  • Is This Year Next Year? (Reprise)(contains solo lines)

Promenade (1983)Edit

  • Apres Vous (contains solo lines)

Alias Jimmy Valentine (1988)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Love You, Jimmy Valentine

Welcome to the Club (1989)(originated the role)Edit

  • Rio (contains solo lines)
  • It's Love, It's Love (contains solo lines)

The Who's Tommy (1993)Edit

  • Christmas
  • Sally Simpson

Titanic (1997)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Must Get On That Ship
  • Godspeed Titanic
  • I Have Danced (duet)
  • No Moon
  • Wake Up, Wake Up!
  • Dressed In Your Pyjamas In the Grand Salon
  • To the Lifeboats
  • We'll Meet Tomorrow
  • Finale - In Every Age/ Godspeed, Titanic (Reprise)

Chasing Nicolette (2004)Edit

Summer of '42 (2005)Edit

  • Winchell Report #1 (solo)
  • Mr. Sanders #1 (duet)
  • The Heat/Winchell Report #2/Here and Now (Reprise)
  • Winchell Report #3 (solo)
  • Mr. Sanders #2/Here and Now (Reprise)
  • The Drugstore (duet)
  • Oh Gee I Love My G.I./Winchell Report #4 (contains solo lines)

Queens Boulevard (2007)Edit

Tuck Everlasting (2015)(originated the role)Edit

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