Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm

Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, West Hartford

WAGNER Meistersingers Prelude
STRAVINSKY Firebird
SULLIVAN Cox & Box

 

Daniel Greenwood has garnered international recognition for his soaring lyric tenor with only occasional catastrophic cracking as well as his portrayal of roles ranging from somewhat comedic to highly comedic (a highly nuanced distinction) with the occasional serious dramatic role thrown in to please his Aquarian fear of being “tied down”. His oeuvre includes comic opera (G&S), bel canto, operetta, musical theater, and occasional forays into Shakespeare and Yiddish theater (his knowledge of the lost art of Irish tenor chazzanut is world famous). In previous reviews of his performance as John James Box, one reviewer wrote “I thought he was going to sing hushabye BABY, but instead he sang hushabye BACON!” (Dora, age 7) He sends all of his love to his wife Sarah, who does not approve of frivolous biographies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Mills is an actor, singer, and stage director based in New York City.  A graduate of the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance, James makes a living as a principal comic baritone, or “patter man,” with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players.  In his 11 seasons with NYGASP, James has performed in all 13 of the surviving G&S comic operas either in NYC, on tour across the country, or in the UK at the International G&S Festival.  Most recently seen as Reginald Bunthorne in Patience, favorite G&S roles include Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. in H.M.S. Pinafore, the Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe, Jack Point in The Yeomen of the Guard, Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, Dr. Tannhauser the Notary in The Grand Duke, and Tarara, the Public Exploder in Utopia, Limited. Mr. Mills was the original Tech Director and Stage Manager of NYGASP’s own touring cabaret, I’ve Got a Little Twist, and he is currently performing the comic lead role in the show. In addition to performing, James is on staff at the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, MA, as Stage Director where he recently mounted productions of The Yeomen of the Guard, Patience, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

 

MATTHEW WAGES  Bass-baritone from Athens, GA, began his professional endeavors in Opera Comíque with The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.  Notable “dramatis personae” include Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Samuel & Sgt. of Police (The Pirates of Penzance), Dick Deadeye & Boatswain (H.M.S. Pinafore), Ld. Mountararat (Iolanthe), Major Murgatroyd (Patience), Giuseppe Palmieri (The Gondoliers), Sir Marmaduke (The Sorcerer), Florian & Arac (Princess Ida), and a new rendition of Ruddigore: Ruddygore Revisited (Sir Roderic) which made its debut at the International G & S Festival in Harrogate, England. Mr. Wages regularly appears as the principal bass with the burgeoning NYC theatrical troupe, VHRP, Live! (Sandor in The Fortune Teller, Romero in Serenade, and upcoming Con Kidder in The Red Mill) and has traveled the world (over 36 countries) aboard the RSS Mariner and RSS Voyager performing opera and musical theater.  Additionally, Matthew has starred in numerous musicals, straight plays, short & feature films, webisodes and educational video series. He is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA, enjoys origami, and holds a deep respect for our planet.