“Not Only Is Shonn Wiley One Of The Small Handful Of True Triple Threat Performers In New York City, But He Is One Of An Even Smaller Group That Can Hold An Audience In The Palm Of His Hand…”
Originally, From Adrian, MI, Shonn Started Performing At Six, When His Father Put Him In Dance Classes. Immediately Shonn Was Hooked. It Was At The Historic Croswell Opera House That His Passion For Performing Was Born. Upon Graduation From High School, Shonn Was Already A Seasoned Entertainer, Having Been In Over 50 Musicals. He Made His Broadway Debut In The Tony Award-Winning Revival Of 42ND STREET (Ford Center) Where He Performed the opening number for the Tony Awards At Radio City Music Hall. Shonn Later Returned To The Broadway Stage In DRACULA, The Musical (belasco). Other NYC Credits Include: Junior Dolan In ON YOUR TOES (Encores!), John Trainor In NO NO, NANETTE (Encores!), Jack Donahue In MY VAUDEVILLE MAN (York), Richard Loeb In THRILL ME (York), Understudying And Performing Title Character In CANDIDE At New York City Opera, STAIRWAY TO PARADISE Co-Starring Kristin Chenoweth (Encores!), THE VIEW FROM HERE (NYMF). Shonn Was Featured In The Chicago Cast Of JERSEY BOYS As Bob Gaudio Where He Performed On The Final Season Of THE OPRAH SHOW.
After The Final Curtain Came Down On Jersey Boys In Chicago, Shonn And His Cast Mates Formed The Retro Rock N' Roll Vocal Group, UNDER THE STREETLAMP. This Fraternity Of Performers Breathes New Life Into Your Favorite Doo Wop, Motown, And Old Time Rock N' Roll Hits. Streetlamp's Unique Blend Of Harmonies And Slick Dance Moves Make It Impossible To Resist The Urge To Sings And Dance along to all you Favorite Radio hits.
Under The Streetlamp: Live, Was Filmed In 2011 And Debuted On PBS Across America In The Spring Of 2012. Word Started To Come In That LIVE!, Was A Hit. Streetlamp Followed Up With PBS Specials, Under The Streetlamp: Let The Good Times Roll (2013), Under The Streetlamp: Rockin' Round The Clock (2016). And The Docuseries, Harmonies For Healing: Under The Streetlamp (2014).
Streetlamp Has Been Privileged To Open The Season At The Famed Greek Theatre, In Los Angeles, Played The Inaugural Season At The Smith Center In Las Vegas, Hopped Across The Pond To Tour In Europe And Belgium, Opened For The Legendary Temptations, And Spent Time In The Recording Studio Mentord By Carl Giammarese Of The Buckinghams And Marshall Thompson Of The Chi-Lites.
As A Choreographer, Shonn Received A Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, As Well As A Drama Desk Award Nomination For Outstanding Choreography For MY VAUDEVILLE MAN (York). Other Choreography Projects: Come Dance With Me, Sweeney Todd And Pool Boy (Barrington Stage), The View From Here (NYMF), Music Man And Forever Plaid (Croswell). Shonn Serves As The Choreographer For Streetlamp.
TV & Movies: TINY DANCER Drirected by Eva Husson with Melissa Fumero, Gina Rodriguez, and Josh Segrra, CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC starring Isla Fisher and the development of the Pilot, CODE NAME: TELEFORCE, Guest stars on ALL MY CHILDREN and GUIDING LIGHT, with Appearances on LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, and EXTRA!
Regional Theatre Credits Include: Georg In SHE LOVES ME (Croswell), Bobby Child In CRAZY FOR YOU (Westchester Broadway Theatre), Younger Brother In RAGTIME (Papermill), Dickon In SECRET GARDEN (5th Avenue), Cosmo Brown In SINGIN IN THE RAIN (Toledo Rep), Wayne Frake In STATE FAIR (MTW), Henrik In LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Wheeling Symphony), Walt in GEORGE M (goodspeed),
As A Young Person Growing Up In The Midwest, Shonn's Love For Music Started With The Record Player. His Father Had A Collection Of Old 78’S From His Childhood And They Would Listen To The Likes Of The Andrew Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Gene Autry, Glenn Miller, And Ben E. King. He Would Spend Hours Going From Record To Record. When Shonn Was 6-Years-Old his Parents Put him Into Tap Dance Lessons And Then Introduced him To Movie Musicals. Shonn Was Immediately Mesmerized. His Dad Is A “Song And Dance Man” And When He Was Young, While Most Of The Kids In the Neighborhood Were Out Playing Sports, They Would Sit In The Living Room And Watch All Of The Classic MGM Movies. He and his father Would Breakdown The Dance Routines, Trying To Decipher What Steps Gene Kelly And Fred Astaire Were Doing. So Many Hours Were Spent In The Basement Or The Driveway Perfecting their Routines. It Was Special To share Passion For The Same Things.
Shonn Holds A BFA In Drama From Carnegie Mellon University