Legally Blonde, Life of the Party Opera
Laurence O'Keefe is a composer, lyricist and writer for Broadway, movies and television. In addition to his collaboration with Nell Benjamin, his other credits include Bat Boy: The Musical, which won two Richard Rodgers Awards and the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Off-Broadway Musical, and has received hundreds of productions worldwide; Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, Disney’s “Johnny And The Sprites”, and PBS’ “Make Em Laugh”, and Heathers, the upcoming stage adaptation of Dan Waters’ beloved cult black comedy, which will premiere in London in 2013.
Larry has also worked as bandleader and songwriter with Fool Moon creator and clown David Shiner on several comedy shows in Seattle, Munich and Lisbon. Larry and Nell have taught master classes in music, theater, writing and comedy at Harvard, Yale, NYU, University of Miami and elsewhere.
Paul Lincoln directed the LaGuardia Opera Workshop production of Kismet, an innovative production that utilized only fabric for a set. He is one of the foremost musical theater coaches in New York with over 50 clients currently in Broadway productions. Paul worked with Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall on the last revival of Cabaret with Terri Hatcher and Joely Fisher. As an actor, he has a wide variety of experience in both opera and music theater. Paul helped develop, directed, music directed and played the part of Euturpe in the world premier of Lyrical Langston: His Muse for MusiC. Later, he produced a successful commercial run of this show in association with the Lost Nation Theater
Paul plays seven instruments and is an active performer with a one-man show that takes him around the world regularly He made his solo and conducting debut at Carnegie Hall while still in college. Later engagements as a soloist include the Cairo Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Rome Festival and an invitation to sing at the Kennedy Center Millennium Celebrations.
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