Meet the 2021 Performers
Katie Hale has played a wide variety of roles on stage, in film, and as a voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. Born and raised in New Jersey, Katie grew up performing in school, at church, in youth orchestra, and later, at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she earned degrees in performance and education. An actor/singer, Katie has
performed to critical acclaim regionally and Off-Broadway, and she maintains a busy voiceover studio where she serves clients like Pandora Internet Radio, McDonald's, Nordstrom, and Zulily. Katie is also the featured vocalist in Michael Suser's Night and Day band, where she performs jazz, swing, and Big Band classics. She is thrilled to be a part of the annual Concert for Kids, and she wishes everyone a happy, happy holiday!
Tenor, DUANE A MOODY, Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music (Voice) has expounded on a career of international proportions for over three decades. From the international tours as Sportin’ Life in The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, the off-Broadway engagement with Three Mo’ Tenors, his sacred recording with the group INSPIRATA, to his self-produced recording project, ‘Sur Mon
Voyage’, Mr. Moody has always kept vocal beauty talent, through artistry first. From his humble beginnings in SE, Washington, DC, it was always about music. From listening to his Father’s old Philly Soul Records, as well as being groomed by the many talented educators who saw his talent early on, music and the arts were a constant element of his life. After receiving degrees from The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and Boston University he has made debuts at The Royal Festival Hall (London), Tel Aviv Opera (Israel), Hamburg Staatsoper (Hamburg, Germany), Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany), Des Moines Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Dayton Opera, New York City Opera (touring company) and has been presented in recital at The Terrace Theatre of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC). Orchestral appearances have been with The Boston Pops, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, The Brockton Symphony, The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony, The Spokane Symphony, The Reading Symphony, The Frederick Symphony and the world premiere of Lawrence Reis’ Cantata, “Sea Surface Full of Clouds” with the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.
I may be struggling, but I’m not tired – Duane A. Moody