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Gregg Lauterbach (Baritone)

Born: Iowa, USA

The American baritone, Gregg Lauterbach, received his early training at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. While pursuing degrees in music and theatre, he was fortunate enough to study ballet with Françoise Martinet who brought her old colleagues from the Joffrey Ballet to the University for a two-month residency every summer. Through her, he also got to walk out onstage with the Dance Theatre of Harlem in The Firebird when they came on tour.

Gregg Lauterbach is a strong believer in the creation of new works for the theatre, and has been part of several premiere productions. Among other new shows, You Never Can Tell!! was written with him in mind and he received his Equity card for playing the evil usurping King in The Little Lame Prince. (He previously had his SAG card for doing a national commercial for Reebok.) He is particularly proud of the number of companies that have engaged him for more than one production.

Gregg Lauterbach has performed over 50 leading roles in opera, oratorio and musical theater with L'Opera Francaise de New York, Bronx Opera, Opera Northeast, Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony, Lyric Theatre of Iowa, Lubo Opera and Opera Columbus. Although he has done a lot of straight theatre and film, his forte is musical theatre. He always gets high marks from critics and audiences for his ability to create a nuanced performance and the way he blends text and music.

Gregg Lauterbach has a repertoire that ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous. At one end there is Shakespeare: Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Cardinal Winchester (Henry VI, Pt.1) and an upcoming Shylock (Merchant of Venice). At the other end is John in A.A. Milnes' Monty Pythonesque The Man in the Bowler Hat, and Marc Anthony in Cleopatra: Queen of Denial which featured a Ptolomy who had usurped his sister's crown (and wardrobe). Likewise his musical experience runs the gamut from Emil deBecque (South Pacific) to Jupiter/Amphitryon (Olympus on My Mind).

Gregg Lauterbach has also appeared in several new musicals in NYC, notably as Cardinal Richelieu (Three Musketeers), and as D.L. Van Holden (You Never Can Tell!!). Regional credits include Horace Vandergelder (The Matchmaker), Dr. Chumley (Harvey), and Voltaire/Pangloss/Govenor (Candide). Movies: A Beautiful Mind, XX/XY, and Kinsey. TV: CSI, Ed, Sex and the City.

Gregg Lauterbach also has a classical repertoire that includes half a dozen major George Frideric Handel's operas and oratorios, most of the Mozart baritones, Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah and two dozen Bach cantatas among other things. An original member of the Douglas Frank Chorale, concert repertoire includes J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) and Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248)," Sergei Rachmaninov's The Bells and the title role in G.F. Handel's Hercules. Stage credits range from Germont (Traviata) to Danilo (Merry Widow) to Emil deBecque (South Pacific) and include most of the Mozart canon - Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte) Leporello (Don Giovanni) Count (Nozze di Figaro) and Papageno (Zauberflote). He performed on the national tour of The Music Man as the bass in the barbershop quartet and as the evil King in The Little Lame Prince at Henry Street Settlement.

In between acting and singing gigs, Gregg Lauterbach runs Lyre Press Ltd. a custom music publishing service specializing in transposing, arranging, and putting manuscript into legible typeset format. Lyrepress@aol.com

Source: The Fantasticks Website; The Douglas Frank Chorale Website; Gregg Lauterbach Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2009)

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