Alumnus Todd Almond studied voice and drama while at CCM.

Alumnus Todd Almond studied voice and drama while at CCM.

CCM welcomes distinguished alumnus Todd Almond (BM, 99) for a free master class from 10:10 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. This event is open to the general public.

Almond will detail his journey from the University of Cincinnati to New York City and will answer questions about his professional career. Since graduating, he has recorded five albums of original music, written musicals (including Girlfriend, People Like Us, On the Levee) and created original community-based productions of Odyssey for the Old Globe Theatre and The Tempest in Central Park for the Public Theatre.

He will perform some excerpts from his original works during Friday’s master class, too. You can listen to music from Almond’s last albums at www.toddalmond.com/audio.

About Todd Almond
Todd Almond is a composer, lyricist, playwright and performer. As a performer, Almond was most recently seen as Ariel in his musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in Central Park (Public Theatre). He also recently performed with Sherie Rene Scott in Piece of Meat at NYC’s 54 Below, London’s Hippodrome and the Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia. His television roles include a recent appearance on Law and Order SVU. His favorite theatrical credits include Odyssey at the Old Globe in San Diego, I Am My Own Wife at Actors Theatre of Louisville (and Cincinnati’s Ensemble Theatre), People Are Wrong (with They Might Be Giants frontman John Flansburgh) at the Vineyard Theatre, and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands at Kansas City Rep. Learn more about Almond by visiting www.toddalmond.com.

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