Associate Professor - Vocal Instruction for Musical Theatre
P.D. Voice, Indiana University School of Music
B.S. Piano/Vocal Coaching and Accompanying- Indiana University School of Music
Appointed to IU in 2007
Ray Fellman continues to have an active career as a singer, musical director, and pianist. He has performed lead roles with Florida Grand Opera, New Orleans Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Opera Illinois and been a soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony and the Champagne-Urbana Symphony. He has received the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and a career grant from the Anna Sosenko Trust.
In New York City, Ray was the musical director for Stephen Schwartz’s Off-Broadway production and national tour of Captain Louie (Little Schubert Theater)as well as a revue of Schwartz’s lesser known works entitled Reluctant Pilgrim (Barrow Group). Other M.D. credits include New York Musical Theater Festival’s Richard Rodgers’ Award winning musical, The Tutor (59 E. 59); Tony award winning Rachel Shenkin (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and Joel Derfner’s Blood Drive (workshop-O’Neill Center Musical Theater Conference); Lauren Robert’s award winning .22 Caliber Mouth (Ohio Theater) with director Diane Paulis (The Donkey Show). Ray was the pianist and arranger for the Les Miserables contribution to the B.C.E.F.A. 2007 Easter Bonnet Competion at the Minskoff Theater with Tess Adams and Anne Runolfsson.
Also active as a cabaret artist, Ray was the M.D./arranger for the 2007 Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) Awards at B.B. Kings and also received a 2007 Backstage Magazine Bistro Award for his musical direction of The After Party, an ongoing show hosted by Brandon Cutrell, featuring Broadway’s finest every Friday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. He has also been seen behind the piano at Feinstien’s at the Regency, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama’s and the Duplex Cabaret Theatre with such artists as Karen Mason (Mama Mia), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd), Liz McCartney (Taboo), Kristy Cates (Wicked), Nicole Parker (MAD TV, Martin Short, Fame Becomes Him), Lindsay Alley (The New Mickey Mouse Club) and Brandon Cutrell (MAC/Bistro Award and Time Out Magazine’s Top 10 Cabarets of 2006).