Vocal Range: Baritone · Height: 5'7" · Weight: 178 · Hair Color: Brown · Eye Color: Brown · Hometown: New Orleans · Born: 11/10/1972 · High School: Archbishop Rummel · College: Loyola University New Orleans · Occupation: Artistic Director & General Manager - Atlanta Lyric Theatre
A native of New Orleans, Brandt Blocker is currently the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Recently, he produced and directed critically acclaimed, sold-out productions of "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)," "The All Night Strut," "Schoolhouse Rock Live!," "A Year With Frog and Toad," (2006 ...Read More
A native of New Orleans, Brandt Blocker is currently the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Recently, he produced and directed critically acclaimed, sold-out productions of "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)," "The All Night Strut," "Schoolhouse Rock Live!," "A Year With Frog and Toad," (2006 Ambie Award - Best Musical) "Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein" (2005 Marquee Award for Best Musical), "Seussical the Musical," and "Little Shop of Horrors" (Winner of 5 Big Easy Entertainment Awards). He was stage and musical director for Le Petit Theatre's main stage hit productions of "And The World Goes ‘Round," "Grease!," "Five Guys Named Moe," "Leader of the Pack" (2002 Marquee Award for Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical Direction), and "The Sound of Music," and was also stage and musical director for the critically acclaimed Big Easy, Storer Boone and Marquee Award-winner for Best Musical 2004, "Smokey Joe’s Café" for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society. As director of Le Petit's Corner Theatre, Brandt has directed sold-out productions of "Snoopy!!!," "Bye, Bye Birdie," "Free To Be...You And Me," "Honk!" (2002 Storer Boone Award for Best Children's Show), Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," "Schoolhouse Rock, Live!" and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (2001 Storer Boone Award for Best Children's Show and a Marquee Award for Best Musical Direction). He recently staged the New Orleans Opera Association’s Metropelican Opera "Hansel and Gretel" and was the stage director for Southeastern Louisiana University's "Too Many Sopranos". Previously, Brandt was the resident musical director at the Rivertown Repertory Theatre from 1994-1998, where he served as both vocal director and/or conductor for "Evita," "Nunsense," "The Will Rogers Follies," "I Do, I Do!," "Oliver," "Romance/Romance," "Into the Woods," "George M!," "My Fair Lady," and "Baby". Big Easy Entertainment Award winner as Best Musical Director of 1997 & 2004, and Best Director of a Musical of 2004 & 2006, Brandt is also a five-time Storer Boone Theatre Award winner as Musical Director of the Year for 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004 & 2006. Additionally, his work has been seen at the Louise S. McGehee School, Mount Carmel Academy, Jesuit High School, Destrehan High School, and Immaculata High School as director of music and theatre from 1994-1998. For the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Brandt has worked as a vocal music clinician alongside choreographer Dee Dee Wood, actress Anita Gillette, and the incomparable Chita Rivera.