William Royal received his Bachelor's degree in Choral Music Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. While pursuing his degree, he studied voice with Jerry Helton and John Fowler, and performed roles such as Marco in Gianni Schicchi and El Dancaire in Carmen. After graduating, Will became a member of the Opera Carolina Theater Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently, Will works as store manager for Royall Ace Hardware in Mt. Pleasant and enjoys singing with the Charleston Men's Chorus, Opera Charleston, and a variety of solo engagements. He is in his fourth year with the Taylor Festival Choir.