Bio

Drew Martin has “a very nice instrument with excellent control!”
Drew Martin “blew us away!”
Drew Martin “sings with such warmth and compassion!”
and his favorite… “Drew’s body mic usually has to be the lowest of the cast because he has the biggest voice!”

These are just some of the reviews Drew has received since he began his performing career more than 20 years ago!

Drew started singing in choirs as young as he can remember. Usually getting the solos in concert performances. However, because he was bullied throughout Jr high and high school Drew did not realize he had a “solo voice” until he got to college. He was very blessed to work with a former lead Tenor in the New York City Opera (Michael Belnap) for his first actual voice lesson and very quickly discovered he had not only a “solo voice” but a very powerful one with a big range (you can see in his credits below he has played a low bass to a high tenor in his roles because of his nearly 3 octave range!) He received an Associates Degree in Arts & Sciences from Ricks College (now Brigham Young University, Idaho) and a B.A. Degree in Theater from the University of Northern Colorado. He also attended a semester at the University of Utah and a year at California State University, Fullerton in their M.F.A. Acting program but had to discontinue because he was performing too much!

While in college he was cast in: Chess (Greggor Vassy), Titanic (Richard), A Few Good Men (Dr. Stone) and Company (Larry) He was also a 2nd Tenor in the National Championship Men’s Glee Choir at UNC and, because of his improvisational skills and his comfort with a microphone, he was asked to be the emcee for the Opera One-Acts for the 4 semesters he attended UNC.

Regional credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Rabbi), A For Adultery (Roger Chillingworth), A Wonderful Life – The Musical (Mr. Martini), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Phantom (Phillipe de Chandon), The Secret Garden ((us) Archibald Craven / Ghost), South Pacific (Emile DeBeque), Forever Plaid (Sparky), Closer Than Ever (Man #1) (For which he and the rest of the cast received a PowPac Award for Best Ensemble), Carousel (Policeman #1), Chess (Nikolai), Music Man (Salesman), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Mr. Takaberry), The King and I (Sir Edward Ramsey) and My Fair Lady (ensemble with Jim Jansen and Robert Peterson).

Other credits include: Annie (“Daddy” Warbucks) and Annie (Bert Healy), Fiddler on the Roof ((us) Tevye/ The Constable), Fiddler on the Roof (Avrum).

Opera Credits: Carmen (Lilias Pastia, performing with Craig Schulman and Joyce Compana), The Barber of Seville (Don Basilio), The Magic Flute (2nd Man in Armor) and La Traviata (Head Servant).

He has also performed many cabarets, benefit and private concerts: Foremost being a concert honoring Michael Isner (singing with Michael Maguire at The Arrowhead Pond), a concert benefiting the San Diego Homeless Shelter. a guest soloist in The Messiah sing-a-long singing the Bass Solo “Thus Sayeth the Lord,” and has performed numerous private concerts for the LDS Church.

TV and Film credits include: For Tom and All Eternity (Tom), First Kiss (Bobby), Family Ties (Jake), Rescue Me – Ashes (featured), A Woman of Independent Means w/ Sally Field (featured), Traffic w/ Catherine Zeta Jones and Dennis Quaid (featured), Commercials: Nintendo – Who’s Kirby (Gangster Theif), Round the Corner Restaurant (Businessman), The Rocky Mountain News (Staff).

If you’d like contact Drew for an audition or to represent him please go to the contact page to find that information!

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