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MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE
Artists
mar
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Mathias Anderson
has sung
locally at the Guthrie Theater
and Chanhassen Dinner
Theatres. He has also
appeared off-Broadway
with the Actors Fund and
the Public Theater, on a national tour with
the
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
, and
on stages in Chicago, Denver and many
other cities.
Tenor
Nathan Bird
is a
versatile performer, voice
teacher and concert
producer in the Twin Cities.
He has sung with Cantus
and the Minnesota Opera
and performed at the Guthrie Theater. He
sings with the Apollo Male Chorus and
teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory for
Performing Artists.
Joe Botten
, who recently
performed in Frank Theatre’s
Threepenny Opera
, has also
appeared locally with the
Guthrie Theater, Theatre
in the Round, Chanhassen
Dinner Theatres, Theater Latté Da and other
companies, in productions ranging from
A
Christmas Carol
to
Jerry Springer: The Opera
.
Meredith Cain
has performed
at Chautauqua in New York
and festivals in Michigan
and Virginia, numerous
regional venues, and locally
with Skylark Opera, Mixed
Precipitation and Bedlam Theatre. She was
nominated as Outstanding Female Performer
at the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Jennifer Eckes
,
a Minnesota
Opera Chorus member, has
performed with Skylark
Opera, Mill City Summer
Opera, Bloomington
Civic Theatre and other
companies, in roles including Fantine in
Les Misérables
and title roles in
Gypsy
and
Evita
. She co-wrote and performs in
Pop Up
Musical
at the Plymouth Playhouse.
Phil Gonzales
, a writer,
director and performer,
recently appeared in the
title role of Sondheim’s
Sweeney Todd
with
Chameleon Theatre Circle.
He has directed and co-written shows for
the Minnesota Fringe Festival, including
2010’s
ROBO-Homa!
He will next appear
onstage in Gemma Irish’s
The White Hot
.
Emily Gunyou Halaas
has performed with the
Guthrie Theater, Theatre
Latté Da and many other
companies, including in
a co-production of
The
Deception
by Theatre de la Jeune Lune and
La Jolla Playhouse. She received the 2009
Emerging Artist IVEY Award and a 2013
IVEY for ensemble work in
Clybourne Park.
Reid Harmsen
has performed
with the Children’s Theatre
Company, Guthrie Theater,
Theater Latté Da and
numerous other companies,
in productions including
Hamlet
,
Cinderella
and
Gypsy
. This
summer he performs at the Ordway in
The
Broadway Songbook of Rock & Roll
,
Damn
Yankees
and
Pirates of Penzance
.
Rachael Hudson
, now
making her Minnesota
Orchestra debut, last
appeared in
The Laramie
Project
with Lyric Arts.
She has enjoyed playing
Audrey in
Little Shop of Horrors
, Jenny in
The Shape of Things
and Annie in
Evil Dead:
The Musical
, and, in her free time, directs
theater at Northfield Middle School.
Ty Hudson
, a regular on
Twin Cities stages, has
performed with Theatre in
the Round, Bloomington
Civic Theatre, Lyric Arts
and Chameleon Theatre
Circle, in productions including
Summer
and Smoke
,
Death of a Salesman
,
The Glass
Menagerie
,
The Laramie Project
,
Sweeney
Todd
and
Godspell
.
ENSEMBLE
Amanda Jenkins
has
appeared with the
Minnesota Orchestra in
Bernstein’s
Mass
and as
Papagena in Mozart’s
Magic Flute
. She has also
performed with the Minnesota Opera,
Skylark Opera,
Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light
Opera Company
and Theatre Latté Da, in works
ranging from
La Bohème
to
On the Town
.
Beth Leona King
has
performed locally with
companies including
Skylark Opera,
Bloomington Civic
Theatre and Lyric Arts, in
productions such as
Candide
,
Sunday in the
Park with George
and
Hello Dolly!
She holds
master’s degrees in vocal performance and
in acting from the University of Nebraska–
Lincoln.
Tenor
David Kozisek
recently moved here from
Washington, D.C., where
he appeared frequently at
the Kennedy Center with
the Washington National
Opera, Washington Chorus, Washington
Concert Opera, Cathedral Choral Society
and National Symphony Orchestra. Last
season he sang with VocalEssence and
soloed with the Minnesota Oratorio Society.
Lauri Kraft
has appeared
locally with Theater Latté
Da and Skylark Opera, in
Wonderful Town
,
Vagabond
King, On the Town
and
other productions, after
performing with numerous theaters in
the Washington, D.C., and Chicago areas,
and touring nationally in
A Chorus Line
,
directed by Baayork Lee.
TimothyKuehl
appears
regularly with Minneapolis
Musical Theatre and
Chameleon Theatre Circle,
in roles such as Joe Gillis in
Sunset Boulevard
, Dr. Parker
in
BatBoy! The Musical
, Valentin in
Kiss of the
Spider Woman
, Rochester in
Jane Eyre
and Jesus
in both
Godspell
and
Jesus Christ Superstar
.
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