BOB GARRETT began studying voice at age thirteen with world famous teachers Rose Allen, and Sue Seaton, whose students included Pavarotti, Audrey Hepburn, Donna Summer, Dick Van Dyke, Bernadette Peters, and many, many others. In 1990, they deemed Bob, the only person ever so designated, to teach their technique.
For the past twenty-five years, Bob has vocal coached countless clients in all phases of show business. His client list includes Katy Perry, Channing Tatum, Drew Barrymore, Gerard Butler, Jessica Lange, Vanessa Hudgens, Rebel Wilson, Big Time Rush, Kathy Bates, Cameron Diaz, Loretta Devine, Lesley Ann Warren, Wilson-Philips, America Ferrera, Cybill Shepherd, AMERICAN IDOL contestants, Brian Stokes Mitchell, for “ME AND MY SHADOWS: LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND,” Emmy winners, Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard and countless others.
Bob teaches private classes and his students currently grace the Billboard charts and the stages of every musical currently running on Broadway.
BOB GARRETT began his career as an actor, starring on Broadway in GREASE as Teen Angel, in seven of the ten roles in GODSPELL, as Motel the Tailor in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, et al. As a singer-songwriter, Bob next recorded for A&M Records, became a song-staff writer for Motown, Columbia Pictures Music, and for the television series FAME. His songs have been recorded by HEART, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and many others. And he’s collaborated with the best of songwriters from Brenda Russell and Tom Snow to Allee Willis and Franne Golde.
Mr. Garrett has also written lyrics for the Mark Taper Forum production of “STARS IN YOUR EYES,” Access Theatre’s, “FLAVIA AND THE DREAMMAKER,” and countless songs for many films including “THE FIGHT CLUB,” and many television themes including NBC’S “GIMME A BREAK.”
Bob has also written many sitcoms and teleplays and among others has directed Rain Pryor in “FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES,” (for which he won the NAACP Director of the Year award), and “DARK HORSE” for the Blank Theatre Company. Mr. Garrett has also vocal coached for countless reality series including “American Idol”, “The Voice”, Bravo’s “No Talent Required,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” and “GREASE: You’re The One That I Want.” Films include “Lucky You,” “Phantom of the Opera”, “Me and My Shadows: Life with Judy Garland” and the romantic drama, “The Vow” with Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum.
Mr. Garrett also coached the composers on the score for Broadway’s smash “THE COLOR PURPLE” and has recently completed the book and lyrics for a new Broadway musical “SING!”, the on and offstage story of ten singers auditioning for and performing on a fictional television singing competition.