Worth Williams Hages

Acting, Musical Theatre and Elective Teacher; Studio Mentor

Worth is a Broadway musical theatre performer and teaching artist.  While living in New York City, Worth originated the role of Amber Von Tussle for the First National Tour of Hairspray. While on tour with the show, Worth performed at legendary theatres like The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle where Hairspray originated. Worth had the pleasure of working with Tony award winning director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. Worth studied at The Boston Conservatory of Music where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre. While living in New York City for thirteen years, Worth also served as a teaching artist, teaching the foundation of musical theatre to students ranging in ages three to eighteen. Worth was a teaching artist at TADA Youth Theatre, City Lights Youth Theatre, Wingspan Arts, and served as choreographer at The Brearley School.  Worth has also directed productions of Footloose and Hairspray at The Young Actors Theatre in Florida.

What inspires you?
Seeing live art! Enjoying ballets, going to the GRAM, seeing Broadway Grand Rapids productions, and all the wonderful community theatres here in Grand Rapids, it’s inspiring to see what artists are creating!

Who is your favorite fictional character?
Luisa from the musical, “The Fantasticks”

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Ice cream!!!