JACK BEETLE, MM
Associate, Sound Singing Institute
Jack Beetle began his professional career as an actor specializing in Shakespeare and musical theatre. He has collaborated with such companies as Delaware Theatre Company, People's Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theater, among others. After completing a seven-month tour of Forever Plaid, Jack transferred his focus to the study of classical vocal performance. He has sung principal roles with Nevada Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center, Eastman Opera Theater, and the Moores Opera Center. He trained as a conductor under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Scatterday, Neil Varon and Brad Lubman, focusing specifically on contemporary repertoire and the music of Igor Stravinsky. Jack has had the privilege of music directing 9 productions for Theatre Under the Stars and has music directed and coached for the Alley Theatre, the Houston Ballet, Stages Repertory Theatre and Generations: A Theatre Company. Additionally, he has had the privilege of collaborating with Tony nominee Mary Testa, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, pop star Aaron Carter, YouTube sensation Natalie Weiss, Tony and Drama Desk nominee Laura Benanti, Obie award winner and Tony nominee Adam Pascal, Tony winner Beth Leavel, 5 time Emmy award winner Deborah Duncan and Tony nominee and American Idol star Constantine Maroulis, for whom he has served as music supervisor. He serves on the faculty for Rice University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Art and guest faculty for the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance.
An active voice teacher, he maintains a private studio in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. His students are currently performing on Broadway, in national and international tours and regional theatre throughout the United States. Jack had the distinct privilege of spending clinical time with Dr. Robert Sataloff, Chairman of the Voice Foundation and internationally renowned otolaryngologist, studying the care and treatment of the professional voice. A native of Sicklerville, NJ, he received a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston.