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Michael_Howard, Newcomb Department of Music Tulane University

B. Michael Howard

Professor Emeritus; Musical Theater, Voice

The Albert and Linda Mintz Professor of Music


M.Mus.Ed.., University of Southern Mississippi


Acting Credits

The “Cultivated” Tradition
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Balthazar), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi), L’histoire du soldat (the devil), The Merry Widow (Popoff), The Three Penny Opera (Mr. Peachum), and many others

The “Vernacular” Tradition
Annie Get Your Gun (Buffalo Bill), Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn), La Cage aux Folles (Zaza), Camelot (King Pellinore), Dames at Sea (the captain), Damn Yankees (Mr. Applegate), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Senex), The King and I (Sir Edward Ramsey), The Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote), The Mikado (the Mikado), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Oliver (Fagen), The Pirates of Penzance (the pirate king), The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), and many others

Conducting Experience and Credits

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C., The White House, Washington, D.C., and many other venues

The “Cultivated” Tradition
The Beggar’s Opera, A Ceremony of Carols (Britten), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Gloria (Vivaldi), Jesu, der du meine Seele (J.S. Bach), Magnificat (Pergolesi), Magnificat (Vivaldi), Mass in G (Schubert), The Merry Widow (Lehar), Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Faure), and many others

The “Vernacular” Tradition
Camelot, Gypsy, The King and I, The Pirates of Penzance, Side by Side by Sondheim, and many others

Artistic Directing Experience and Credits

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concerts, Six Flags Over Texas and Georgia, Dallas, University of Missouri, Columbia, and many other venues

Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Cabaret, La Cage aux Folles, Carousel, Company, Dames at Sea, Follies, Hello Dolly, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame, The Man of La Mancha, The Mikado, The Music Man, Oklahoma, Oliver, The Pirates of Penzance, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Sound of Music, Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, Sweeny Todd, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, and many others