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Larry Wayne Morbitt
AEA

CREDITS
CURRENTLY
The Phantom of the Opera Ubaldo Piangi Webber and Hart
Venetian Hotel and Casino 2006-
BROADWAY
The Phantom of the Opera Ubaldo Piangi Webber and Hart
The Majestic Theater 1998-2006
TOURING COMPANIES
The Phantom of the Opera Ubaldo Piangi Webber and Hart
First National 1997-1998
Basel, Switzerland 1995-1997
MUSICAL THEATER
Kismet
West Side Story
My Fair Lady
She Loves Me
Caliph
Tony
Freddy
Georg
Wright and Forrest
Bernstein and Sondheim
Lerner and Loewe
Harnick and Bock
ORATORIO (soloist)
St. Mark's Passion, Bach
Missa Brevis K. 192, Mozart
Messiah, Handel
Carmina Burana, Orff
Ninth Symphony, Beethoven
The Creation, Haydn
Judas Maccabeus, Handel
Elijah, Mendelssohn
Mass In F Minor, Bruckner
OPERA
Così fan tutte
La Bohème
La Traviata
Die Fledermaus
The Merry Widow
Trial By Jury
Un ballo in maschera
The Tender Land
Ferrando
Rodolfo
Alfredo
Eisenstein
Mirko Zeta
Defendant
Magistrate
Martin
Mozart
Puccini
Verdi
Strauss
Lehar
Gilbert and Sullivan
Verdi
Copland
FEATURED SOLOIST FOR...
• The Annual Profiles In Courage Award Dinner, The Kennedy Library, Boston
• The Heart Association Benefit honoring Ginger Rogers, Las Vegas
• The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, San Francisco
• The Southern California Branch of Na'Amat, Beverly Hills
• The Consul General of the People's Republic of China to the United States, Las Vegas
• Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
• Mediterranean Shipping Cruise Line
• SwissAir
• Vice President of the United States, Dan Quayle
• Jewish Hospital of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Denver
• L.A. Dodger and Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Teams
• New York Knicks, Professional Basketball Team, Madison Square Garden
• New York Rangers, Professional Hockey Team, Madison Square Garden
• Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio
• Kirkland Air Force Base, Albuquerque
• Wm Rigg Realtors, Dallas
• American Society of Safety Engineers, Dallas
• Mary Kay National Convention, Dallas
• Private concert for the former Empress Farah Diba of Iran, Paris
• Opern-Serenade Im Tiefsten Kleinbasel - Benefit for the 100th Anniversary, Matthauskirche
• Military reception for the Commander of the Sixth Fleet, American Embassy, Paris
• Highland Springs Resort, Palm Springs
SOLO ENGAGEMENTS
Really Useful Co., Basel Switzerland
Alan Wasser Associates
Des Moines Metro Opera
Los Angeles Civic Light Orchestra
Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra
Dallas Opera
The American Guild of Organist, Dallas
Denton Bach Society, Fort Worth
Las Vegas Studio Orchestra
Music Arts Chorus & Orchestra, Las Vegas
Fort Worth Youth Symphony
Tulsa Signature Symphony
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
• Backup singer at NBC Studios in Burbank, California for numerous Primetime television specials with various artists and TV personalities including: Della Reese, Johnny Mathis, Roy Clark, Pat Boone, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughn, Burl Ives, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, Harve Presnell, Jane Powell, and Doc Severinsen
• The Rosie O'Donnell TV Show, guest soloist
• More Than The Music TV Series, guest soloist
• PBS Wishbone Series, opera singer
RECENT THE PHANTOM OF OPERA REVIEWS
• "...the full-blooded, full-throated comic tenor of Larry Wayne Morbitt was a special delight."
Clive Barnes, New York Post

• "...Patricia Hurd, who plays Carlotta Giudicelli, the zaftig, old-style diva, is a full-fledged opera singer; so is her tenor, Larry Wayne Morbitt. And they sing up a storm."
Chicago Sun Times

• "...'Phantom' is directed...in an over-the-top melodramatic style...Sometimes it works pretty well. The operatic pastiches--one a neo-Myerbeer score, another more along the lines of, say, Salieri--are well done and carried off with panache, especially by Patricia Hurd as the company Prima donna and by Larry Wayne Morbitt as the short...paunchy Italian tenor with all the high notes."
Minneapolis Star Tribune

• "...But if the 'Phantom' part left me cold, the 'Opera' element is fun. The musical contains some sharp takeoffs on operatic war horses and two vivid second-banana performances--Liz McCartney as Carlotta Giudicelli, a hefty diva threatened by the rise of Christine, and by Larry Wayne Morbitt as Ubaldo Piangi, a huge (tenor) who is Carlotta's lapdog..."
New York Post
OTHER REVIEWS
• "But the 'Ham of the Evening' award must go to Larry Wayne (Morbitt) for his portrayal of Baron Mirko Zeta. He coupled vividly dramatic speech, full of deliciously exaggerated rolled r's, with melodramatic gestures, making his role one of major importance."
Las Vegas Sun (from its review of the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra's production of The Merry Widow)

• "Larry Wayne (Morbitt), the Baron Mirko Zeta, ambassador from the mythical Balkan nation of Pontevedro, took charge in every scene, dishing up funny physical gestures and mugging ferociously. He tenorized the role completely."
Las Vegas Review-Journal (from its review of the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra's production of The Merry Widow)

• "Tenor Larry Wayne Morbitt gave a ringing performance of the solo 'Froh, wie seine Sonnen fliegen...!'"
Tulsa World (from its review of the Tulsa Signature Symphony and Chorus' production of the Beethoven Ninth Symphony)
DIRECTORS
Hal Prince, Arthur Masella, Herbert Ross, Dugg McDonough, Henry Mollicone, Paula Homer, Paul Gleason, Richard Estes, and Vern Sutton
CONDUCTORS
Kristen Blodgette, David Caddick, Gareth Hudson, John Burrows, Herald Evans, Dr. Robert Larsen, Stefan Minde, Verko Baley, Henry Gibbons, Graeme Jenkins, Philip Brunelle, Donato Renzetti, Douglas R. Peterson, Robert Barclay, David Lai, Barry Epperley, and Jack Gaughan
VOICE TEACHERS
Dr. Pattye Johnstone, Seth Riggs, Dr. Vincent Russo, Burton Garlinghouse, Lee Sweetland, Giuseppe Gaudio, and Raffael Cantanzariti
EDUCATION
• Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas (Master of Music - vocal pedagogue & performance)
• Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Bachelor of Music Education)
• Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Musical Theater Workshop
VIDEOGRAPHY
Gaither Gospel Series, Bill & Gloria Gaither present AMAZING GRACE
Guest soloist performing "Then Jesus Came"
Executive Producer and Producer: Bill Gaither, Gaither Music Group, 2007

Gaither Vocal Band: Give It Away
Guest soloist performing, Down From His Glory
Executive Producers: Bill Gaither, Barry Jennings, and Bill Carter; Gaither Music Group, 2006

More Than the Music...Live: Stand and Testify, Vol. 2
Guest soloist performing, It Is Well
Duet with Larnelle Harris, The Lord's Prayer
Produced by David Byerley and Dino Elefante; Total Living Network, 2002
DISCOGRAPHY
Larry Wayne Morbitt, arranged, conducted, and produced by Larry Dalton
Executive produced by Larry Wayne Morbitt
distribution pending, 2005

Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols For a Cure, Vol. 6, arranger and conductor - cut #11, disc one; Hark The Herald Angels Sing, 2004

Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols For a Cure, Vol. 5, arranger and conductor - cut #19; How Great Our Joy/Joy To The World, 2003

Heaven and Hope, LWM solo album with selected members of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Cast as featured soloists, arranged by David Byerley and Michael Omartian; Produced by Crown Music Group; Distributed by TimeWarner, 2002

Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols For a Cure, Vol. 4, arranger - cut #15, Angels We Have Heard On High, 2002

More Than the Music...Live / Stand and Testify, guest soloist, duet with Larnelle Harris, Produced by David Byerley and Dino Elefante; Total Living Network, 2001

Broadway's Greatest Gifts: Carols For a Cure, Vol. 2, guest soloist, conductor, and arranger - cut #10, I Wonder As I Wander, 2000

Larry Wayne, Arranged and Produced by Paul Johnson, distributed by L&L Enterprises, 1979

That The World May Know, Larry Wayne, Jessy Dion, Danniebelle Hall, Russ Peavy, Pat Boone, Len Mink, Andrae Crouch, and Gene MacLellan; Produced by Bill Cole; Distributed by Light Records, 1974

The Church Is Singing Again, Richard and Patti Roberts and the World Action Singers, arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael; produced by Bill Cole, distributed by Light Records, 1973

9 Musical Packages, The World Action Singers with Richard and Patti Roberts; arranged by Ralph Carmichael, Produced by Bill Cole, distributed by Light Records, 1973

Oral Roberts in Hawaii, Don Ho, The Surfers, Richard Roberts, Patti Roberts and The World Action Singers; arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael, distributed by the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association on the Light Record label, 1973

Oral Roberts on Country Roads (music from Oral Roberts TV Special), Roy Clark, Skeeter Davis, Clara Ward and the Clara Ward Singers, Richard Roberts, Patti Roberts, and The World Action Singers; arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael, distributed by Light Records, 1972

Mini-Musicals, The World Action Singers featuring Richard and Patti Roberts; arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael; adapted from "Oral Roberts Presents" national television series; produced by Bill Cole; distributed by Light Records, 1972

Old Gems New Settings, with The World Action Singers; arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael; produced by Lee Gillette and Bill Cole; distributed by Light Records, 1971

Love Is..., featuring Richard Roberts, Patti Roberts and The World Action Singers; arranged and conducted by Ralph Carmichael, produced by Lee Gillette and Bill Cole; distributed by Light Recrods, 1971