Episode 13-Bob Garrett

This week on Hold the Drama, host Alison Robertson sits down with the incomparable Bob Garrett. He’s a singer, a songwriter, a veteran of the Broadway stage, when we say this man has done it all, we aren’t joking. He is currently a vocal coach to some of the best in the biz including Jessica Lange, Drew Barrymore and Channing Tatum . Bob’s drive and his passion and his belief in what he does will inspire, and reinvigorate you and your career. However you want to be involved in this business, Bob Garrett has got the advice for you. Sit back and grab a notebook, you aren’t going to want to miss a word.


Bob Garrett-Vocal Coach

BOB GARRETT began studying voice at age 13 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. As a result of his studies, Bob starred on Broadway in GREASE (as Teen Angel), GODSPELL (playing seven of the ten roles), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (as Motel The Tailor), BEAUTY and the BEAST, THE PRODUCERS, PLATINUM (as Buddy), BENT (Rudy) et al. As a singer-songwriter, Bob has recorded for A&M Records, was a song staff writer for the legendary Motown Records, as well as staffing for Columbia Pictures Music and for the television series FAME. His chart topping songs have been recorded by HEART, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and many others. In 1978, Rose Allen and Sue Seaton deemed Bob, the only person ever so designated, to carry on their legacy and teach their vocal technique.

For the past thirty years, Bob has vocal coached countless clients in all phases of show business. His client list includes Katy Perry, Big Time Rush, Cast of “GLEE”, Vanessa Hudgens, Rebel Wilson, Elle Fanning, Jane Fonda, Janet Jackson, Channing Tatum (“The Vow”), Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange (“Grey Gardens” and “American Horror Story”), Evan Peters and Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story”), Cameron Diaz, Gerard Butler (“Phantom of the Opera” film), Wilson-Philips and for “ME AND MY SHADOWS: LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND” Emmy winners, Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard. Bob has been the on-camera vocal coach for Fox’s “AMERICAN IDOL”, “So You Think You Can Dance,”, and “THE VOICE.” Mr. Garrett teaches private classes and his highly acclaimed Musical Theatre And Film Master Classes. His students grace the Billboard charts and the stages of every musical currently on Broadway.

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 teleplays including: for NBC, “REUNION”, for CBS, “Tim Conway’s Funny America” and “Seinfeld”, for Fox TV, “Power Rangers”, for Lifetime, “ORDEAL” and the syndicated “All New Captain Kangaroo.” Bob also starred in an ABC pilot, SCRUPLES for director, Michael Suczy (“Grey Gardens” and “the Vow.”)

In addition, Bob has also directed many Los Angeles theatrical productions including the highly acclaimed “FRIED CHICKEN and LATKES” starring Rain Pryor (Best Director winner for both the Ovation Awards and NAACP Awards) and the Young Playwright’s Festival smash, DARK HORSE. Mr. Garrett was a consultant to the composers of Broadway’s, “THE COLOR PURPLE”, and is currently writing the book and lyrics for ”LIMELIGH!” a new Broadway musical composed by ten of the music industry’s best Top 40 composers including Brenda Russell, One Republic, Stephen Bray et al . In addition, he is producing and vocal coaching a series of global charity concerts for HBO, his original concept, starring many of the world’s biggest film stars.

You can sign up for classes by emailing: bobgarrett5@gmail.com

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