Will Wells is a producer, songwriter, musician, band leader and recording engineer. He served as executive producer and co-writer of the Verve Records debut album from Cynthia Erivo, Ch. 1 Vs. 1, and both Republic Records albums from Anthony Ramos, The Good & The Bad and Love and Lies. He met Ramos while working as Electronic Music Producer on the Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer Prize award-winning hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. Will continues to thrive in the film and television world. He was commissioned by ESPN to write the first-ever theme song for the 2019 Heisman Trophy Ceremony and served as Musical Director for the national live television broadcast in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020, as well as the 2021 Sports Humanitarian Awards. Will co-produced “Stand Up”, the end-title song for the Harriet Tubman biopic, performed by Cynthia Erivo who played the title character. The song received nominations for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards and the 2020 Golden Globes, Best Song at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards, and Outstanding Song at the NAACP Image Awards.
Will studied Film Scoring and Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music. Since then, he has continually worked in studio and on stage with other world-renowned artists including Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, LMFAO, and Pentatonix.
A large part of Will’s mission involves sharing his passion for life and music with others. Since 2009, he has been lecturing domestically and internationally for audiences ranging from grade school through the collegiate and graduate school levels. He has also been a regular visitor to his alma mater, Timber Creek High School in Erial, NJ, bringing in visiting artists and hosting workshops. In 2016, the school board gave him the Outstanding Community Educator Award. Wells also serves as the Chair of Songwriting and Production at BerkleeNYC.