Natalie Gray

BIOGRAPHY

Returning to Houston in April 2015, Natalie Gray has been a vocal technician and coach for over 14 years.  She maintains studios in New York City, Westchester County, and most recently Houston, TX.  Natalie is the Resident Voice Teacher at The Random Farms Kids Theater in New York, and specializes in musical theater and classical style for children and teens. She trains students for All-State Choir auditions, concerts, and school/professional auditions and performances. Several of Natalie’s private students have secured professional contracts in Broadway productions (Matilda, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Chaplin), National Broadway Tours (Les Miserablés, The Music Man), television (NBC’s The Sound of Music, Disney Jr.’s Gaspard and Lisa), film, and commercials.  She educates parents as well, providing insight into the skill, vocal technique, and career preparation their children acquire in their lessons.

Natalie received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a degree in Music Therapy from The University of Georgia.  Most notable performance credits include the Tony-award winning Broadway produced Avenue Q at The Wynn Theater in Las Vegas as “Christmas Eve”, Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures (The Alliance Theatre & North Shore Music Theatre), A Funny Thing Happened …Forum as “Tintinabula”, Ruthless: The Musical as “Ms. Thorn/Ms. Block”, and Much Ado About Nothing as “Hero.”  Natalie’s notable opera credits include Opera Manhattan’s production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel  as “Gretel”, and Verdi’s La Traviata as “Annina.”  Other memorable roles include Mozart’s Don Giovanni as “Zerlina” and Romberg’s The Student Prince as “Gretchen.”  She has also performed with the U.S Department of Defense Overseas Entertainment Tour traveling to Korea, Japan, Okinawa, and Johnston Atoll “entertaining the troops!”

Trained and coached by some of the most notable composers, musicians and directors in both opera and musical theater such as Bobby Lopez (Frozen, Finding Nemo, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect, Shrek, Avenue Q), Stephen Oremus (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, Wicked), Kent Gash (Pacific Overtures, NYU Tisch School), Rob Meffe, Sherry Overholt, Steven Crawford (Metropolitan Opera), Norma Newton, and Joan Kreuger, Natalie utilizes all of her education and experience and applies them to her teaching.

Natalie is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and The National Association for Teachers of Singing.

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