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Gary Kline Associate Professor of Musical Theater, Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Drama Program Award Judge

Biography

Gary Kline has taught singing and other music theatre courses such as Cabaret and Acting A Song for Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama since 1990, where he currently oversees the Vocal Curriculum.

In demand as a teacher, Gary has taught Master Classes at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in Sydney Australia, the ArtsBridge Program in NYC, the Flying Swan Program at Wesleyan U., The Broadway Theatre Project at FSU, The Performing Arts Project at Wake Forest, and Perry-Mansfield Arts Camp in Colorado.

Gary has taught some of the most highly-skilled Broadway performers at CMU, including Tony Winner Christian Borle (“Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Legally Blonde”), Tony-Nominee’s Patina Miller (“Sister Act”), Patrick Wilson (“The Full Monty”), Rory O’Malley (“The Book of Mormon”) as well as Chris Hoch (“Beauty and the Beast”), Megan Hilty (“Wicked”), Kyle Beltran (“In the Heights”), Bradley Dean (“Spamalot”), Renee Goldsberry (“The Color Purple”) Donna Lynne Champlin (“Sweeney Todd”) and dozens more outstanding performers.

Regionally, Gary has appeared in leading roles in “Evita,””Jesus Chris Superstar,” “Night Music,” “1776,” “The Civil War,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Secret Garden,” “The Laramie Project,” and “Fiddler”. He’s also soloed twice with the Pittsburgh Pops under Marvin Hamlisch, and continues to perform as a cabaret artist.

Gary is a graduate of the Dana School of Music (YSU) and the CMU School of Music. He has studied acting at Stanford with Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason and Ann Jackson, as well as at the Professional Musical Theater Program with Johanna Merlin and Victor Garber.

His CD “Lucky” includes duets with Billy Porter, Patrick Wilson, Sally Mayes and legendary singer Margaret Whiting. Gary is a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha, Actor’s Equity and NATS.

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