William Jesse "Bill" Shirley was an American actor and tenor/lyric baritone singer who later became a Broadway theatre producer. He provided the voice of Prince Phillip in Disney's 1959 animated film, Sleeping Beauty.

Shirley was approached by the Walt Disney Company to provide the speaking and singing voice for the character of Prince Phillip in its animated version of Sleeping Beauty. Shirley's singing range was tenor/baritone, and had a youthful quality which was ideal for the voice of the young Prince Phillip. Before they were cast as the voices of Aurora and Phillip, Mary Costa and Shirley were asked to audition together to make sure their voices complemented each other.

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