Nancy E. Harris--Performance Resume

Mrs. Paroo                                       The Music Man                         Town Hall Arts Center
​Grandmother Tzeitel & Shaindel     The Fiddler on the Roof            Town Hall Arts Center
Marmee                                           Little Women:The Musical         Town Hall Arts Center-3 times, The Nomad Theatre-once
*Denver Drama Critics Awards for Best New Play & Choreography; Original Cast Recording
Rita (pianist)                                    Cowgirls                                     Arcos Azules at Crossroads Theatre
Widow Corney/Mrs. Bumble            Oliver                                         Performance Now at Lakewood Cultural Ctr
*Dialect Coach for British accents, also
Queen Maisie                                  Cinderella                                   Town Hall Arts Center-2 times 
Sister Mary Amnesia                       Nunsense                                   The Denver Victorian Theatre 
*Best Vocalist, Best Comedienne, and Best Show for season
Louise (Gypsy)                                 Gypsy                                         Bonfils Theatre
*Best Show, nom. Best Actress
Princess Margaret                            The Student Prince                     Bonfils Theatre
 *nom. Best Actress
Polly Brown                                      The Boyfriend                              USF Summer Repertory Theatre 
Cecily Cardew                                  Ernest in Love                             USF Summer Repertory Theatre
                                                             (musical of The Importance of Being Ernest) 
Aldonza understudy & Fermina       Man of La Mancha                       Bonfils Theatre
Angel understudy, chorus                Celebration                                  Bonfils Theatre
Secretary/Receptionist                    How to Succeed in Business       Bonfils Theatre
Without Really Trying
Lady of the Court                             Camelot                                       The Denver Post Opera Foundation
New Postulant                                 The Sound of Music                     The Denver Post Opera Foundation

Filipevna (Nanny)                            Eugene Onegin                             The Brico Symphony 
Countess Almaviva                         The Marriage of Figaro                  USF Opera Company 
Marcellina                                        The Marriage of Figaro                  USF Opera Company
Mother, Rosina Daintymouth           Hansel and Gretel                          Opera and Beyond
​​Inez                                                  The Gondoliers                              Loveland Opera Theatre
Rossweisse                                     Ride of the Valkyries                      The Brico Symphony
​Princess, Good Fairy                       ​An Extract of Opera​                       Opera and Beyond
Prince Orlovsky                               Die Fledermaus (Briefly, The Bat)  Op​era and Beyond
Solo Quartet, Ensemble                  Norma                                            Opera Colorado
Ensemble, puppeteer                      The Masked Ball                            Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        Nixon in China                                Opera Colorado *NAXOS recording
Ensemble                                        The Elixir of Love                            Loveland Opera Theatre
Ensemble                                        The Flying Dutchman                     Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        The Elixir of Love                           Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        La Traviata -2 productions              Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        Abduction from the Seraglio           Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        Julius Caesar                                  Opera Colorado 
Ensemble                                        La Boheme                                     Opera Colorado
Ensemble                                        Carmen                                           Colorado Opera Troupe
Ensemble                                         I Pagliacci                                      Colorado Opera Troupe
Ensemble                                        Cavalleria Rusticana                       Colorado Opera Troupe
Puppeteer                                       The Man in the Moon                      Denver Lyric Opera

Mezzo                                             DAMTA Teachers Musicale 15 years
​Mezzo                                             Opera and Beyond--Children's Hospital bi-monthly
​Mezzo                                             Rocky Mountain Opera Co--BMS Concert, Liberty Heights, Children's Hosp,  Nonna's Bistro
Mezzo                                             Annual Gala (3yrs), Holiday Soiree; Songs My Mother Taught Me Loveland Opera Theatre
Mezzo                                             Operetta Program                                    Liberty Heights, Colorado Springs
Mezzo                                             Operettas & Musicals-S.O.S. Benefit      Augustana Lutheran, Denver
Alto                                                 Elijah                                                        Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver 
Mezzo                                             Bach bm Mass                                         Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver 
Mezzo                                             Solomon’s Gardens                                 Stanford University, 
                                                        *West Coast Premiere
Mezzo                                             Mario Singers                                          Mario’s Restaurant, Denver
Mezzo                                             Hired Church soloist 4 ys                        Epiphany Episcopal Church, Denver
Mezzo                                             Hired Church soloist 7 yrs                       Broadway Baptist Church, Denver  
Mezzo                                             Hired Church soloist 3 yrs                       St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, CA
Guest jazz singer                           NATO Headquarters Officer’s Club Band, Fontainebleau, France 
Misc. performances for the Symphony Debs, KVOD Marathon, Denver Symphony Guild, Jr. Symphony Guild
Backup singer                               The Kream of the Krop (swing band in Northern Colorado) 
Jazz singer The Spice of Life Chandler Center for the Arts​

(Took 2-week Master's Level  course under Robert Shaw)
Messiah                                         The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra      London, England, Sir Malcolm Sargent,
Ensemble                                      Tribute to Nat Merrill, Gala Opening of Ellie Caulkins Opera House        Opera Colorado
Ensemble , soloist  5 years                                                                           Cherry Creek Chorale, Denver
Ensemble                                     Carmina Burana                                       Colorado Ballet 
Ensemble , soloist 4 years                                                                             Schola Cantorum, San Francisco, CA  
Ensemble                                     Beethoven’s 9th Symphony                   San Jose Symphony
Ensemble                                     Carmina Burana                                      Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver, 
Ensemble 1 year                                                                                           Regisingers, Regis College, Denver
Ensemble, soloist 6 years                                                                             Mountain Bell Singers &US West Singers, Denver
All choruses, madrigal singers                                                                      University of South Florida


Sylvia                                     Trolls (World Premiere)                                  Federal Theatre
Hattie                                     Bourbon & Laundry                                        AIC,  *also Southern-dialect coach
Shostakovich                         Shameful Shifty Shostakovich                       Jr. Symphony Guild
Melodrama director, producer, & choreographer     Wolfgang                     Jr. Symphony Guild
Melodrama director & olio performer                       A Feud for Thought     Jr. Symphony Guild
Olio director      Schola Cantorum, San Francisco, CA​ 
Makeup, bit parts, tech work--The Man Who Came to Dinner, Inherit the Wind, The Maker of Dreams, La Jalousie
                                                  du Barbouille, The Thirteenth Chair, Life with Father, The Tempest
Prof. Puppeteer and voice talent--Norwood Puppet Theatre; also Washington D.C. educational TV; Opera Colorado (Masked Ball)  
With All My Heart, Nance –standard jazz ballads album
Nance Sings Love--standard jazz ballads album​
One Misty, Moisty Morning, Vol I & II—children’s anthologies of songs, poems, and stories
The Stories of the Santa Fe Trail – storytelling album
Little Women: The Musical—original cast album

Mueller State Park, Santa Fe Trail - voiceovers for regional history tourist educational tapes 1998
Venture into Music, WUSF-FM - Producer and announcer of music-comparison program for 2 1/2 years
Announcer, Music Librarian, Sound Engineer, Floor Manager -WUSF-FM & TV - 3 years
Epicurean Catering Promo 1999
Voice-over talent, J F Images (Accents are specialty)
Industrial Training - United Bank of Colorado
Implied Force: A Case of Rape - ABC Movie of the Week, Nov. 1983 - Extra; cast as college professor
Commercials-Connecting Point, National Jewish Center, American Home Security, Front Range Buick Dealers,
Tippany Condominiums

Core-Singing Certified Teacher 2010; Permanent Recertification 2011
Lessac-Madden Resonant Voice Therapy Certification, National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver 2005
Vocology Institute, National Center for Voice and Speech, Denver 2001
                                     (Habilitation for the Speaking and Singing Voice)
Master of Humanities, University of Colorado, (Voice, Theatre, Art History, Comparative Literature) 1987
Bachelor of Arts, Univ. of South Florida, (Studio Voice, Theatre, K-12 Music Ed) 1966
National GRE ranking 96%
*Full-tuition theatre scholarship for repertory musical theatre

Voice: Ingo Titze 2001 Vocal Pedagogy
Robert Shaw’s Choral Institute, June 1998 - voice/conducting
Vera Scammon Broughton (Univ. of Indiana, Professor Emeritus, opera dept.) - voice
Dr. Barbara Doscher (Univ. of Colorado) - vocal pedagogy, voice
Robert Anderson (Univ. of S. FL, formerly Metropolitan Opera) - voice
Robert Lansing (formerly Metropolitan Opera) – voice
Col. G. Mortimer Lunsford, M.A. - voice
Shirley White, M.M. – voice

Piano: Dr. Armin Watkins (Univ. of South Florida) - piano
Patricia Parraguez-Chen (Studied under Claudio Arrau) - piano
The Taubman Approach, course--Brenna Berman
Accompanying the Singer course--Motsumi Moteki (CU)

Movement: Royal Academy of Ballet, London - ballet, toe, tap; passed 1st level, Commended
Jane Tannenbaum (from original company of Martha Graham) – modern dance
Gioconda Filipini (from Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo) Washington, D.C. - ballet, toe
Chris Harris, BFA-Louder Than Words Dancetheatre--jazz, modern, choreography
Patricia Hansen, M.A., Pres. of Yoga International - yoga
Kim Robards Dance, Denver - modern dance
University of Colorado - ballet, modern dance
University of South Florida - gymnastics, modern dance, judo, golf, tennis, sailing
Karen Lee Dance International - Argentine tango, ballroom, swing, salsa
Nancy Taylor Modeling School
Vienna Cotillion - ballroom

Other - English riding and jumping, Western riding, figure skating, belly dancing, swim team
Careers: Vocologist, voice coach, performer, clinician; Formerly: college professor, piano teacher, editor, technical writer, DCPA voice workshop presenter, guest instructor for Denver School of the Arts in both Acting and Vocal departments; Elton Norwood Puppet Theatre puppeteer; WUSF-FM and WUSF-TV—Sound engineer, producer, announcer. Raised grant money to build The Denver Civic Theatre;  bookkeeper and treasurer both professionally and for volunteer organizations