BTS Broadway: A lesson in theatrical voice (Video)

There’s No Business Like Show Business!

This is hard to believe, possibly even epic.

Loni Stark gets a lesson in voice projection for the stage from none other than legend of Broadway and television herself, Ethel Merman.

How can it be?

You’ll have to watch to find out!

Ethel Merman
Can The First Lady of Theater, Ethel Merman herself, help Loni Stark become a Broadway Star? (Photo: Wikipedia)

In this episode Loni visits the set of You Can Call Me Miss Birds Eye. There, at the majestic Geary Theatre in San Francisco, she discovers some Australian accents, an incredibly talented voice coach in Dr. Gary Clarke, and a gregarious and charming actress in Denise Wharmby.

One of Loni’s biggest fears is singing. Can she overcome her phobia? And what exactly does it mean to treat the human body like a cello? And what is with all these Yes and Nos?!

You Can Call Me Miss Birds Eye - Ethel Merman musical

Watch as she heads through a bustling Union Square, across Geary, and meets up with the First Lady of Musical Theater.

As they say, everything is coming up roses…

WATCH: “Call Me Miss Birds Eye” – A lesson in voice projection starring Ethel Merman

With Clinton Stark contributing from San Francisco.

Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.