Brett Colby

April 23, 2013

Countess Maritza

Three Clips from Kalman’s Countess Maritza.
Leiderkranz Opera, NYC, 2013

February 12, 2013

Brett on The Arc’s Recovery from Superstorm Sandy

July 23, 2012

Tale of the Oyster

Tale of the Oyster
McLoone’s Supper Club
Asbury Park, NJ

July 23, 2011

Drinking Medley

Vodka (Cole Porter)
When I’m Drunk I’m Beautiful (Bob Merrill)

Piano: Bob Egan
Bob Egan’s Cosmopolitan Room
New Hope, PA
2011

July 22, 2011

Overestimated

Brett Colby is way Overestimated

Music by Curtis Moore
Lyrics by Amanda Green

February 24, 2009

Quite Parisian

“Quite Parisian” from Lehar’s Merry Widow
Fort Lauderdale, 2009

Brett Colby, tenor
Richard Gordon, piano

I was fortunate to spend part of the winter of 2009 touring in a Florida production of The Merry Widow. The producer not allowed me to sing Njegus’ often-cut 3rd act aria, but gave me the freedom to rewrite the lyrics. It’s been an honor that several people have seen this video on YouTube and asked if they could use my lyrics in their own productions.

November 24, 2008

If You’re Anxious for to Shine

If You’re Anxious for the Shine
from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience
(audio with lyrics)

Brett Colby, tenor
James Stenborg, piano

November 2008, Asbury Park, NJ

October 4, 2005

Hip-Hopera

Back in the mid-2000’s, I was honored to be a regular on Power 95 FM’s Dr. Dre in the Morning Show.   My role was the tenor part of a trio, who’d come in and sing “opera-fied” pop songs.  A lot of improv, a lot of silliness, and a great experience working in radio.

Audio clips coming soon!

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July 23, 2003

La Perichole

“Try Tried to Make Me…”
from Offenbach’s La Perichole
West Bay Opera, Palo Alto, CA
2003

October 4, 2002

The War on the War on Drugs

I always wondered what it would be like to be in a movie.war on drugs

I’m still wondering.

Back in 2002, I was asked to play several roles in “The War on the War on Drugs“.  I was told it would be the “Kentucky Fried Movie” of our generation.  Being a goody two-shoes 20-something, I didn’t quite understand that this movie was actually PROMOTING drug use.  I was just thrilled to be in a movie.

I have since learned that successful films ~ even low budget ones ~ are made a bit more professionally.  I don’t think this turkey ever made it to theatres, but when I recently obtained the DVD (10 years after filming it), I found that most of my scenes had been cut.  Thank God for that, as the reviews are dreadful and I myself couldn’t even make it to the end of the DVD.

If you’re a fan of illegal drugs and really desperate to waste a few hours and a few bucks, you can rent the movie here.  But don’t expect to see me in it, or to laugh very much!

 

 

 

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