Riverdale's Premier Performing Arts Program
|Laury Tatz Herzlin’s performing career has encompassed the worlds of opera, operetta, Broadway, symphonic concert work and cabaret. Ms. Tatz Herzlin graduated from Boston University’s Voice Department and immediately began working in the chorus of New York City Opera. She then went on to leading roles with Bronx Opera, Village Light Opera, Brooklyn Opera and many more. In addition to numerous seasons of summer stock and regional theatre,
Ms. Tatz Herzlin spent many months touring the U.S. with a Gilbert & Sullivan troupe as well as a small ensemble show called “Fascinating Gershwin.” She is most proud of having worked with Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim, when she performed in the original Broadway tour of “Sweeney Todd.”
More recently, Ms. Tatz Hezlin has sung with various symphony orchestras, performing both Broadway and classical repertoire (including the soprano solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.) In addition, she enjoyed a run at Don’t Tell Mama in an original cabaret act, “Does This Carpool Stop At Broadway?” (written and directed by Maryrose Wood, with musical direction by Andrew Gerle.)
Ms. Tatz Herzlin’s resume also includes her work producing and directing Broadway revue concerts with symphonies nationally and internationally (“Bright Lights, Broadway!”) which employed well known Broadway performers. Most important,
Ms. Tatz Herzlin has been teaching and coaching voice (integrating technique, vocal health and interpretation), acting and audition preparation for over 25 years – both privately and as an adjunct at the University level. In addition, she has run musical theatre classes at Hofstra University and through her own teaching studio.
She is a member of both AEA and AGMA. Ms. Tatz Herzlin has studied voice throughout her career with Claire Alexander.