Sue Sits Down with Kenneth Gartman!
For More Information on Kenneth, please visit: http://www.kennethgartman.com/
Kenneth hopes to be back booking and producing show’s at BJ Ryan’s Magnolia Room in Norwalk, CT very soon.
Classically trained, Kenneth began his professional singing career with the Ft. Worth Opera Company and Texas Gilbert & Sullivan Company. He has worked at various regional theatres throughout the country and toured the USA in the Broadway National Tour of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Kenneth has also performed internationally on a Live BBC Broadcast of Simply Sondheim as a part of the Opera Ireland Fringe Festival in Northern Ireland and throughout Ireland in A New York Songbook: Way Off Broadway with Music Theatre Ireland. Gartman is a proud member of AEA. Kenneth has appeared as a soloist in several of the country’s finest concert halls including Carnegie Hall.
Kenneth is a 2016 MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret and Clubs) Award Nominee for Best Duo and a 2012 New York BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award Nominee for Best Male Debut.
“Gartman has a strong voice and a winning way.” BACKSTAGE, NYC
As an actor, some favorite roles include: Jinx (Forever Plaid), Bishop of Basingstoke (Jekyll & Hyde), Luther Billis (South Pacific), Noah Curry (110 In The Shade), Paul (Company), Ralph Rackstraw (HMS Pinafore), Frederic (Pirates Of Penzance), Mr. Owen (Postcard from Morocco), Max (Lend Me A Tenor), and himself in the reviews Tom Foolery and Side By Side By Sondheim.
If you want to hear this beautiful voice…you can still buy his debut album: “We Need a Little Christmas” which is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Click HERE for the links to download and info to buy an actual CD, if you prefer that options.
PIANIST / ACCOMPANIST
Kenneth Gartman has had the opportunity to work with some amazing singers: Lucie Arnaz (TV/Film/Broadway), Norm Lewis (Broadway/TV), Christiane Noll (Broadway), Karen Mazon (Broadway/Cabaret), Zachary James (Broadway), Carole Demas (Broadway), John Tartaglia (Broadway), Rosemary Loar (Broadway) Raissa Katona Bennett (Broadway/Cabaret), Rosena Hill (Broadway), Natalie Toro (Broadway), Andrew Call (Broadway), The Three Irish Tenors, Jesus Garcia (Met Opera), Claudia Waite (Met Opera), Monique McDonald (Opera Singer), Scott Coulter (MAC Award Winner), Lina Koutrakos (Cabaret), Nancy Timpanaro-Hogan (Cabaret), Lennie Watts (Cabaret) and many more.
Kenneth has played on concerts in some of the countries finest concert halls from the Meeyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX, to Bass Hall in Fort Worth, TX, to Carnegie Hall in New York City.
“The immensely talented Kenneth Gartman…has the vocal power of a Broadway star with the nuance of a cabaret singer who knows how to connect with an audience in a smaller venue.” – BroadwayWorld.com (2016)
Kenneth’s experience in casting shows, accompanying auditions, playing classes, music directing, and singing combine to make him one of the finest Vocal Coaches in NYC. Kenneth works with his clients to dissect every aspect of a song in order to better understand and therefore better communicate material to the desired audience. Kenneth’s greatest strength is in audition preparation – whether it’s finding the best cut of a song, properly marking your music for an accompanist, powerfully approaching the high notes or getting down to the emotional core of the lyric.
Mr. Gartman’s clients have appeared in Broadway shows such as Spring Awakening, Tale of Two Cities, 13, The Lion King, A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun, The Boy From Oz, Gypsy, The Full Monty, La Boheme On Broadway, The Music Man, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jane Eyre.
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