Greg Harrell headshot

Associate Professor
M.M., University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music

Gregory Harrell

Associate Professor of VoiceGreg Harrell headshot

M.M., B.M., University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music
G.D., Manhattan School of Music
G.D., Centro Culturale Tiberius, Italy

Contact:

gharrell@bw.edu

Gregory Lee Harrell has been an associate professor of voice at Baldwin Wallace University since 2014. Before that time, he taught voice at Western Michigan University specializing in music theater performance for seven years. He also served as vocal director and music arranger for the annual WMU music theatre senior showcase in New York City and previously taught private voice, voice for actors and singing for non–majors and assisted with the opera workshop at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music. Harrell has completed additional study at Manhattan School of Music’s professional musical theater program, New York University Steinhardt and Langone’s Voice Center, New York's HB Studio, T. Schreiber Studio and the New York School for Film and Television.

Harrell is an accomplished performer, teacher, and music/vocal director and his private New York City voice studio includes numerous Broadway artists. He has studied with such distinguished artists as Mark Oswald, Sherrill Milnes, Dawn Upshaw, Joan Dornemann, Arlene Shrut, Bob Cowart, Lucy Arner, Bill Schuman, Adele Addison, Paul Gemignani, Paul Ford, Seth Rudetsky, Betty Buckley, Austin Pendleton, Donna McKechnie and Bruce Norris.

As an operatic baritone, Harrell has sung at the New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center′s Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Opera Orchestra of New York, Washington National Opera, Eugene Opera, Dicapo Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonia Orchestra, National Lyric Opera, Opera Northeast, Metro Lyric Opera and Opera at Florham. Among his many opera credits are New York City Opera′s productions of "Margaret Garner" (NY Premiere), "La Fanciulla del West," "Antony and Cleopatra," "I Pagliacci," "Cavalleria Rusticana," "King Arthur," "Ariane et Barbe-Bleue" and Carmina Burana. Select roles performed include Marcello and Schaunard ("La Boheme"), Sharpless ("Madam Butterfly"), Gianni Schicchi and Betto ("Gianni Schicchi"), Silvio ("I Paligiacci"), Don Basilio ("Il Barbiere di Siviglia"), Dr. Falke and Frank ("Die Fledermaus"), El Dancairo ("Carmen"), Father ("Hansel and Gretel"), Dimitri Petrovsky ("Chekhov Trilogy" – NY Premiere), Mr. Ault ("Pamelia" – World Premiere) and Mr. Browne ("The Dead" – World Premiere). He has performed as a soloist in Mozart's "Requiem", Brahms′ "Ein Deutsches Requiem," Vaughan Williams’ "Five Mystical Songs," Haydn's "Mass In Time Of War," Handel's "Messiah," and Saint-Saëns′ "Christmas Oratorio," and he has given concerts across the U.S. and in Bologna, Florence and Rimini in Italy.

Harrell′s work also includes film, TV and radio commercials, industrials, tours and numerous musicals and plays. As a musical theater artist, he has performed Off–Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, York Theatre, Playwright Horizons and Beckett Theatre as well as the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Joe′s Pub, the Producer′s Club, Don′t Tell Mama, The Duplex Cabaret Theater, 88′s, Grove Street, Courtyard Playhouse, Chashama, Blue Heron and Storm Theatre. Regionally, Harrell has performed at Seattle′s 5th Avenue Theatre, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Coliseum, Stamford Center for the Arts, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Seattle′s Civic Light Opera and the Palace Theater. Favorite theater roles include the Phantom (Yeston′s "Phantom"), Fred/Petruchio ("Kiss Me Kate"), Billy Bigelow ("Carousel"), Lancelot ("Camelot"), Jesus and Caiaphas ("Jesus Christ Superstar"), Pirate King and Sergeant ("Pirates of Penzance"), Lord Savage ("Jekyll & Hyde"), Prince Nicki ("My One and Only"), Audrey II Voice ("Little Shop of Horrors"), Bill Sykes ("Oliver"), Mr. Clive Paget/John Jasper ("The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), Rooster and Daddy Warbucks ("Annie"), Beauregard ("Mame"), Squash ("Victor/Victoria"), Tom/Phyllis/Leslie ("Sylvia"), Histangua ("A Flea in Her Ear") and George ("Hedda Gabbler"). Harrell has originated the roles of Marquis d'Evremonde ("Two Cities" – NY Premiere), Nanaka Noru ("Hameko & Lulu" – NY Premiere), Caleb Proctor ("Winter In Paradise" – NY Premiere), Spartico and Bruno Cecconi ("Bellissima" – NY Premiere), King Louis XIV ("Liberty Smith" – NY Premiere), D.B. Norton ("Meet John Doe: The Musical") and Henry Ford and Frank Esty ("Dream Mountain" – NY Premiere).

Harrell has performed on stage with such remarkable artists as Placido Domingo, Marcello Giordani, Catherine Malfitano, Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann, Patricia Racette, Lauren Flanigan, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Brandon Jovanovich and Michael Todd Simpson. He has worked with such notable conductors and stage directors as Larry Fuller, Joe Calarco, Steven Crawford, George Manahan, Mark Morris, Jiri Belohlavek, Jane Glover, Anton Coppola, Eve Queler, Leon Botstein, Giovanni Reggioli, Lillian Groag, Italo Marchini, Austin Pendleton, Imre Pallo, Steven Lawless, Charles Prince, David Alden, Andrew Gerle and Tazewell Thompson.

Harrell′s classical and music theater students have performed on Broadway ("American Idiot," "An American In Paris," "Beauty And The Beast," "Bright Star: A New American Musical," "A Class Act," "Curtains," "Godspell," "Jackie," "Little Children Dream Of God," "A Little Night Music," "Mamma Mia," "Matilda," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood," "Newsies," "On The Town," "Rock Of Ages," "Saturday Night Fever," "Smokey Joe’s Cafe," "West Side Story," "Woman In White" and "Wonderful Town"), Off-Broadway, in national and international tours ("50 Shades! The Musical," "Beauty And The Beast," "A Chorus Line," "Cats," "Dr. Doolittle," "Evil Dead: The Musical," "Fiddler On The Roof," "Grease," "Guys And Dolls," "Gypsy," "In The Heights," "Kiss Me Kate," "Legally Blonde: The Musical," "Les Miserables," "Mamma Mia," "Phantom Of The Opera," "Ragtime," "Seussical," "Shrek," "Sister Act," "The Wedding Singer," "West Side Story," "Wicked," "White Christmas" and "Zoro"), at London′s West End, on network and cable TV, in Las Vegas, on cruise lines and in regional theatres and opera houses across the United States, and they have won major national and international singing competitions.

Harrell is a member of Actors′ Equity Association (AEA), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).