Bob Garrett, Vocal Coach and Teacher

BIG LITTLE LIES AND POP SHOP SHOWCASE!

A TV  Mini-Series I worked on  for HBO,  coaching James Tupper, premieres this week. It is a great project and working with James was an absolute pleasure… such a talented and gracious man.

I’m also excited about my POP SHOP SHOWCASE  Tuesday, February 21st. This is possibly the best group of singers I’ve worked with in a very  long time.  Bravo and best to all of them!

Excited about the New VOICE GYM with Online Videos –  March 6th- April 9th.. Thursday Nights – 7-10 PM !

Please email me at Bobgarrett.net for details and registration.

 

THE COLOR PURPLE GRAMMY WIN & NEW VOICE GYM!

I’m thrilled that The Color Purple, the musical,  received the Grammy last gift for Best Original Cast Broadway Album! Having worked on the project with the composers for almost five years, it was a full circle, well deserved moment!  Bravo to  composers Allee Willis, Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray for their extraordinary work.. and to co-producer Frank Filipetti!  It was particularly special because I was there with Brenda to witness the moment of the win.

Because of  having a waiting list on the current Voice Gym, and by popular demand, I’m  thrilled to announce a my new Voice Gym beginning Thursday March 9th – April 5th!        The Gym will be from 7-10 PM.. Thursday nights and on Week 6th, a video will made of each singer’s best two  of the five songs worked on during the workshop.  Please email me at Bobgarrett.net for details and registration.

Stay tuned for details on two new musical films I’ll be working on!  Excited!

I am thrilled to announce the first VOICE GYM of 2017….A new audition book in five weeks with videos of your two strongest songs on Week 6.   We will work on one song  each week technically, emotionally and presentationally. A list of songs Ive personally selected for you – based on how you’re castable and on your image and essence. The five songs will include a Broadway uptempo, a Broadway ballad, A contemporary pop uptempo and ballad and a comedy song. As a result, you will be prepared for any audition request, even with one days notice. Having the opportunity to perform these songs in front of the class will lessen your nerves at auditions when it really matters.  Slots are filling fast so if you and/or  friend are interested please email at bobgarrett5@gmail.com to register.  Looking forward…

Excited to announce my new Musical Theater Workshop with Showcase.. Start the New Year off right with this six week workshop – “FROM AUDITION THROUGH OPENING NIGHT”

The Showcase includes working on character and scenes into songs…. Please register thru bobgarrett5@gmail.com  Looking forward and Happy New Year to y’all.

HAIRSPRAY LIVE with Garrett Clayton tonight!

I am so excited for my long time student and friend, Garrett Clayton, who will be performing tonight on NBC’s HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Link!  We’ve worked hard for this moment in time and I know he’ll rock it out.  Also wishing my student Jacque LeWarne all best. Watch it tonight 8PM…

I’m also thrilled to announce that my friend, the brilliant FERRAS has co-written a new song for our musical “SING!” and it is going to be a giant hit!  He’s an amazing talent and it’s an honor to have him represented in our astounding group of composers including my partner Franne Golde, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, Marsha Malamet, Cameron James Brier, Ari Hest et al.

And speaking of Ari Hest.. great congrats to him on his Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album with Judy Collins… Exciting times!

 

TATUM, SHEPHERD, DAVIS, “SING!” AND “BLOOD”

It’s been such an exciting time here in Los Angeles this week.

I’ve gone back to work with Chan Tatum on a new film project and as always, he’s one of the great guys in this business… to work with, laugh with and share memorable times.  Next, I produced a song,  the Stones’ “Moonlight Mile” for Cybill Shepherd for her new film, “ROSE”. This was Cybill at her best and the performance will bring tears to your eyes.

Please make sure not to miss Robert Allan Ackerman’s  “BLOOD” at the Complex Theatre. It is a remarkable play having garnered unanimous rave reviews and I was honored to design the harmonies and coach the cast on their vocals.  It runs through the first of the year.

I loved spending time with Judy Davis these past few weeks. She’s here filming “FEUD” with my pal Jessica Lange, Working with Judy on “ME AND MY SHADOWS: LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND” was one of my favorite experiences ever.  She’s an extraordinary actress and person… one of the true greats.

Lastly, I’m thrilled to be going to NYC for the Thanksgiving holiday  and while there I will have meetings on our new musical, “SING”.  A workshop will soon follow here in Los Angeles, with composers including my partner Franne Golde, Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, Ari Hest, Ferras, Richard Kerr et al.  Til next time, have a great holiday all.

I’m excited to announce my newest VOICE GYM with Online Videos… a five week program of working on one song a week presentationally, technically and emotionally.

It will be held Monday Nights October 24- December 5th.. (with Monday November 29th off.) from 7- 10 P.M.  A list of songs chosen just for you will be sent in advance so you are prepared with the melody.  At the end of the five weeks, we will choose the best two of five songs which will be videotaped. In this digital age, it is vital that you have performances to submit to casting directors, agents, managers et al.  Please email me at bobgarrett5@gmail.com to register.  Credit cards accepted. Looking forward.

I’m excited to announce my newest POP SHOP with Showcase…     a five week program of working on one song a week presentationally, technically and emotionally.  The POP SHOP will be held on        Thursday nights,  7- 10 PM October 27th- December 8th      (with Thanksgiving off) A list of songs chosen just for you will be sent in advance so you are prepared with the melody. At the end of the five weeks, you will perform the best two of five songs live for casting directors, agents, managers et al. In this day and age, having POP songs prepped fro Broadway, Film and Television is a vital  asset to you, as casting directors are not specific about what kinds of songs they would like you to perform for them. Please email me at bobgarrett5@gmail.com to register. Credit cards accepted. Looking forward.

I’m very excited to announce that Broadway Veteran CANDY BROWN (PIPPIN, CHICAGO, HELLO, DOLLY, LIZA WITH A Z) and I will co-host our first Musical Theatre Workshop in Denver November 12th and 13th.  It promises to be a spectacular weekend focusing on putting a new book of audition songs together, song and dance audition and call back tools,  the rehearsal process and showcase.  Please email me for flyer and details @ Bobgarrett.net.

I’m also thrilled too announce that my partner Franne Golde and I have completed the book and score to “SING!” and are now planning to do an LA WORKSHOP before the end of the year. Stay tuned for details.

Also, thrilled to be coming full circle with THE COLOR PURPLE. Having coached the composers on the show for 4 years, we are all so proud of the success of the Tony Award winning revival. I’m off this weekend to New York to see Heather Headley’s last performance as Shug Avery and Jennifer Holliday’s first two days  later in the same role.  These great talents will no doubt give classic  theatre performances.