Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S. Navy
Dr. Wesley Boozer is a professor of rhetoric and linguistics at Hodges University. Prior to becoming an educator, he earned degrees in theatre and modern foreign languages and performed in New York City productions at Carnegie Hall, Town Hall, the Off-Broadway York Theatre Company and in the Off-Off Broadway debut of the musical, The Prince and the Pauper. Also in New York City, he appeared in the musicals On the Town, Anything Goes, Me & My Girl and Cabaret. In Southwest Florida, he has performed in Carousel with The Gulf Coast Symphony, La Traviata (The Marquis), Die Fledermaus (Ivan) and La Boheme with Opera Naples, and Sweeney Todd with The TheatreZone. Regionally, his credits include The Stephen Foster Story, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz and The King and I. He is glad to return to South Pacific, having played the professor in a dinner theatre production twenty-five years ago. When not in the classroom or on stage, he performs for local audiences his one-man lecture-show, Something Wonderful: the Musical Collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein. He would like to dedicate this performance to his father, Bob, and uncles Howard and Bill, who served in the South Pacific and elsewhere during World War II.