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Dr. Patrick Newell
Associate Academic Professional Lecturer, Individual Voice - Group Voice - Musical Theatre
D.M. Indiana University
M.M. Indiana University
B.M. Indiana-Purdue at Fort Wayne
Dr. Patrick Newell, baritone, is an Academic Professional Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wyoming. He is also the Resident Stage Director of The Helios Ensemble in Dallas, Texas. He is a specialist in Musical Theatre and Lyric singing techniques, and is recognized as a Stage Director for his productions in smaller venues.
He holds a Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. His Opera and Oratorio performing credits include Schaunard and Benoit in La Bohème, Figaro in The Ghosts of Versailles, Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca, Melchoir and Balthazar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mozart's Requiem and Faure's Requiem, and numerous performances of Handel's Messiah.
His Musical Theatre performing credits include Sweeney Todd, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. As a Stage Director his credits include The Magic Flute, Hänsel und Gretel, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Medium, La Serva Padrona and Into the Woods. His conducting credits include A Little Night Music, The Secret Garden, Scrooge!, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
In 2005 he founded and served as the General Director of The Kentucky River Opera. He was the Vocal Coach and Music Director for the 2005 season of Jekyll Island Musical Theatre Festival in Georgia, and was the Assistant Music Director for the 2003 season of CalRep Theatre in Pennsylvania.
Active in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, he was a Master Teacher intern in 1999 and has gone on to present poster papers at two of the NATS National Conventions and served as Faculty at the 2008 joint NATS/National Opera Association convention in Los Angeles. He has twice presented lecture-performances at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
His singing students have performed with companies such as the Asheville Lyric Opera, Peach State Theatre, Musical Theatre of Louisville, Granbury Opera House, Prather Family of Theatres, and Hershey Park.