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Sheila Dugan's students have performed on Broadway in the following musicals: Grease, Les Miserables, Reefer Madness, The Sound Of Music, The Life, Tom Sawyer, Hairspray, Bombay Dreams and South Pacific at the Kennedy Center (2008-2010), [title of show], (2008), Mary Poppins, (2009), and Anything Goes, (2011).

Off Broadway
Sheila's students have also performed off Broadway, on national tours, and with regional theatre companies such as the Kennedy Center, Papermill Playhouse, the Goodspeed Opera House, Atlantic 453 Stages, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, THE MUNY, the St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Stages St. Louis, the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Shakespeare, Boston's North Shore Music Theatre, Cape Playhouse (the Cape Cod Center for the Performing Arts), Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and The Fabulous Fox in Detroit. Some of the Off Broadway shows and tours include: Arrangements, Aida, Oklahoma, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Annie, All Shook Up, Miss Saigon, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A Little Night Music, Meet Me in St. Louis, Crazy For You, Forbidden Broadway, Little Ham, The Pursuit of Persephone, White Christmas (at the Fabulous Fox in Detroit), Carnival (The Kennedy Center),
Les Miserables (The MUNY and Boston's North Shore Music Theatre) and the First National Tour of High School Musical, 9 to 5 the Musical, Hairspray (Royal Caribbean's largest cruise ship, The Oasis of the Seas).

Opera Houses
Ms. Dugan's classical voice students have performed at major opera houses and with major symphony orchestras both at home and abroad including: The New York City Opera, Opera Theatre St. Louis, The Houston Grand Opera, and the St. Louis, Atlanta, Oregon, Minneapolis, Houston, and Israel Symphony Orchestras.

Daytime and Primetime TV
Sheila Dugan's students have been performing on daytime and primetime TV, including: All My Children, The Guiding Light, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, Days Of Our Lives, American Dreams, Law & Order SVU, The Division and Will and Grace.

Colleges and Universities
Many of Sheila's college-bound music, theatre and musical theatre students have been accepted for training at the most prestigious fine arts programs in the nation. These include: Interlochen Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Michigan, Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and NYU Tisch Cap 21 Program, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Rochester University's Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University, PENN STATE University, Emerson University and American University.

The following are voice examples of students who have all been greatly improved, and who can now really sing. From a newly learned and developed muscular and artistic platform, they can be more versatile in their choice of performance repertoire. My students sing with a true knowledge of how they are technically producing their voices, with greatly expanded ranges, flexibility, volume, endurance, robust vocal health and increasing artistic mastery.

Some of these voice examples are from voice lessons. In these examples, you will not hear performance-ready perfection, but you will hear a level of excellence that my students are challenged to produce week after week, so that they do achieve the high levels required of performance. (Please forgive the mistakes of the accompanist!) If you are currently studying, are you concretely growing in these ways during your voice lessons?

As you listen to these examples, listen for the following qualities present in each singer:

  • Each person sounds exactly like themselves. They have been trained in very specific ways how not to manufacture and duplicate the quality, color or style of another recognizable artist. This allows each of my students to be unique in their own sound in order for them to create their own quintessential performance of the repertoire as they mature as artists.

  • Each singer sings with health, and without strain, no matter what the genre of the music.

  • Each singer has a blended, homogenized sound. No breaks, and no pushing throughout the physiological range of each student.
It is with great pride that I present voice examples of the fine students that you will hear next.

Scroll down for audio and video clips of some of my students. I have included some information about what you will be hearing and what to listen for. Please click on a song to download it, or right click on the song, and choose “save target as...”

Audio Only Musical Theatre voice examples listed by age range:
  • I Got Rhythm , from Girl Crazy , performed by Berklea Going, elementary level, age 9.
  • Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, performed by Berklea Going.

  • Beethoven Day, from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, performed by a high school student who is not named at this time. This young man began lessons with me roughly at 13 or 14 years old, and this voice example is of him singing at 17 years old. His voice had still not changed. Sheila Dugan is at the piano.

  • The Boy Next Door, from Meet Me in St. Louis, Alex Petrullo voice, high school level, 17 years old, Sheila Dugan, piano. Alexandra began lessons with me at 13 years old.

  • It’s a Perfect Relationship, from Bells are Ringing, Hannah Kiem voice, high school level, 17 years old, Sheila Dugan, piano. Hannah began lessons with me at 13 years old.

  • Much More, from The Fantasticks, Michele Dumoulin voice, high school level, 17 years old, Sheila Dugan, piano. Michele began her lessons with me at about 16 years old.

  • Human Heart - from Once On This Island, performed by Lindsay Keller, Alex Petrullo, Lauren Vogel, and Kate Talbert, (three high school, and one college level singer).

  • Use What you Got - from The Life, performed by Jonathan Reese, college level, age 22. Johnathan studied with me for about two years, while in college.

  • How Could I Ever Know - from The Secret Garden, performed by Kate Talbert and Jonathan Brader, both early twenties, college level. Johnathan Brader studied with me for about two years, and Kate since she was 14 years old.

  • Sailing - from A New Brain, performed by Michael Burton, college level, early twenties. Michael Burton studied with me while still in high school, and through what would have been early college years, then moved to LA.

  • Let It Sing - from Violet, performed by Jonathan Reese, college level.

Audio Only Classical Voice Examples:

These are college level examples of individuals who started with me as teenagers in highschool, or as college freshmen.
  • Noel des enfant qui n'ont plus de maison” by Claude Debussy performed by Janet Jaudes at 20 years old. Janet began lessons with me at 16 years of age. She was originally sent to me for voice rehabilitation. This is Janet at 20 years old, with her voice now restored.

  • Le Front Comme un Drapeau Perdu” from Tel Jour Telle Nuit , by Frances Poulenc, performed by Joseph Davisson at 21 years old. Joe began lessons with me at 18 years of age.

  • Gott hat alles wohl gemacht” from the cantata Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35, by JS Bach, performed by Gretchen Greenfield at 21 years old. Gretchen began lessons with me at 18 years of age.

  • Cinema Paradiso (Se)” by Ennio Morricone- performed by Kate Talbert Leslie who began lessons with me at the age of 14. Kate was in her early twenties when she performed this song.

Video clips from my Students - click on video to open in windows media player or right click and choose "save target as..."


Student Profiles

Below are profiles of students, some past and some continuing, that visitors to this web site might recognize as friends, fellow students, performers and colleagues. I am including these names (this is a small, partial list that will continue to grow) to honor the work of these fine people, and to show the caliber of work that we have done together. These students have appeared on and off Broadway, in regional theatre, on primetime TV, on the Soaps, in national commercials, in the movies and in Broadway touring companies. They have been national finalists in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and served as elementary, high school and college voice faculty, cantors and performers.

Click on the highlighted names below to view headshots, bios or resumes, and links to student web sites (if available). Students with audio and video clips are indicated by

Robert Gallagher
Katy Grenfell
Natalie Hall
Michael Burton
Neil Shastri
Anita Shastri
Jack Lane
Natalie Bram
Caroline Holmes
Angeline Holmes
Danny Rothman
Emily Hardy
Ben Newmark
Daniel Newmark
Tara Siesener
Andy Lebon
Jaymes Hodges
Shannon McShane
Rochelle Ellis

Elizabeth Wallner Barnaby
Angie Shadwick Keeton
Rabbi James Stone Goodman
Cantor Leon Lissek
Cantor Edward Fogel
Cantor Murray Hochberg
Cantor Paul Dubro
Cantor Robert Lieberman
Dr. Ethan Schuman (cantor), Nusach-Haari Synagogue
Brian Reeves
Joe Grandy
Brandon Bieber
Ellie Weinstock
Joe Davisson ***
Rick Recht
Berklea Going ***
Janet Jaudes ***
Kate Talbert ***
Carol North
Nick Kryah
Scott Hanson
Jan Feager
Larry Pressgrove
Anna Blair
Zoe Vanderhaar
Marjorie Failoni
J Reese ***
Jeannie Hosler
Ryan Sullivan
Sally Bell
Tom Bell
Jerry Gallagher
Rachel Kopf
Peter Gosik
Andrew Laudel
Ben Bogetto
Rachel Gaglio
Lauren Weinberg
Eric Williams
Hannah Kiem
Alex Petrullo ***
Gretchen Greenfield ***
Michele Dumoulin ***

Partial Client List

The following is a partial list of the corporations, organizations, businesses, hospitals, and schools from which Ms. Dugan's clients have come:

Public Speaking Refinement:

Dale Carnegie
Toastmasters International
Clark Oil
Southwestern Bell
KETC TV (public television)
KSDK TV (NBC affiliate)
KTVI TV (former ABC affiliate)
Rollo Construction
Ralston Purina
Anderson Consulting
Clarkson Eye Care
BJC Health Care
ORBIS (Flying Medical Hospital)
St. John's Mercy Medical Center (Unity Health Care)
Major League Baseball
St. Louis Rams
Newberger & Vossmeyer Attorneys at Law
Washington University in St. Louis
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Rockwood School District
Congregation Shaare Zedek
MultiImage, San Diego, CA
Partners, The Teradata User Group, headquartered in Miamisburg, Ohio.
Summers Compton Wells PC, Attorneys at Law, St. Louis, Missouri

Singing Refinement and Voice Rehabilitation:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. John's Mercy Medical Center
Stages St. Louis
Metro Theatre Company
MUNY 1st Stage
One Fell Swoop
B'nai Amoona Congregation
Shaare Emeth Congregation
United Hebrew Congregation
Shaare Zedek Synagogue
Neve Shalom Congregation
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Fontbonne University
Maryville University
Webster University
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
Indiana University
Carnegie Mellon University
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
University of Evanston
St. Louis Community College (Meramec)
St. Louis Community College (Florissant Valley)
Parkway School District
Rockwood School District
Ladue School District
Hazelwood School District
Ferguson-Florissant School District
University City School District
Clayton School District
Kirkwood School District
Webster School District
Francis Howell School District
Lindbergh School District
Mehlville School District
Oakville School District
Wentzville School District
Pattonville School District
John Burroughs High School
MICDS High School
Whitfield School
Forsyth School
Westminster Christian Academy
Visitation Academy
Villa Duchesne High School
Ursuline Academy
Cor Jesu Academy
Nerinx Hall High School
St. Joseph's Academy
The Principia
St. Louis Priory School
St. Louis University High School
Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
Logos High School