|DESIGN||Caroly Wilcox builder|
For Goodspeed Opera House's stage adaptation, the role of Will was originated by Jeff Hiller. The character's role was drastically reduced from the special, with his bartering conversation with Alice Otter given to Yancy Woodchuck, and his role as the talent show's stage manager given to Old Lady Possum. He only appears in a background role during the song "Waterville."
- He is referred to as William Possum a few times in the script for the special.