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Joe St.Johanser - Baritone

A versatile singing actor with a wide range of styles - Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Offenbach, Sullivan, Cole Porter, Lloyd-Webber - powerful, mellow voice with good diction.

A convincing comedian, straight man or tragedian. Can dance a little. Height 6 ft.0 in, slim build, acting age 50 plus.

Glen Ely, Knowl Hill, Woking, Surrey. GU22 7HL.

tel: 01483 767124

email: joe.st.johanser@ntlworld.com

Roles include:

2009 - 2017

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The Judge

in 'Trial by Jury' (Gilbert and Sullivan)

with BLOS at Fetcham Hall.

"well cast with the strong voice and personality of Joe St. Johanser dominating

as the lecherous Learned Judge. (NODA)’"

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Old Man Carnes

in 'Oklahoma' (Rodgers and Hammerstein)

with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre.

- looks like a shotgun wedding is on the cards -

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in 'Roots' (Arnold Wesker)

with Nomads at the Nomad Theatre Horsley. "Joe St. Johanser gave a strong performance in the smaller role of permanently ailing and subsequently dying elderly neighbour, Stan Mann. (NODA)’"

10:04 Theseus

in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Shakespeare)

with Nomads at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"An authoritative Joe St. Johanser as Theseus... (NODA)’"

photo Arvide Abernathy

in 'Guys and Dolls' (Loerner)

with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"The best singing of the night, inevitably, came from the magnificent voice of Joe St. Johanser in his ‘More I Cannot Wish You’"

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in 'Whistle Down the Wind' (Lloyd-Webber) with the Nomads at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"Joe St. Johanser was a realistic and tough Sheriff" NODA

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the rich alcoholic old lecher in 'High Society' (Cole Porter) with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"Joe St. Johanser thoroughly enjoyed himself"..."her duet with Joe had outstanding vocals and had the audience cheering".

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in 'the Princess Ida Trio' (Sullivan).

"This number in "drag" was vocally and comedically top quality.(NODA)’"

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in 'Calamity Jane' (Webster and Fain) with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"Joe St.Johanser... made a fine characterisation of Wild Bill Hickcock.

He performed a touching duet with Jane"

photo Zurga

with Opera Foundry in an opera pops concert at the Electric Theatre Guildford.

Bizet's Pearl Fishers duet with tenor Richard Johnson conducted by Richard Cartmale

photo Guitar and Vocals

With the Entropy band at the Boiler Room Guildford

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with Woking Dance Space at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre Woking.

"Hey Caramba this must be a Samba!

and vocals with Joey and the Spidermen

at the Boilerroom Guildford

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in the Faure Requiem

with Horley Choir under Richard Cartmale

Professor Henry Higgins

in 'My Fair Lady' (Lerner and Loewe) with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre Horsley.

"Joe St.Johanser brought a better singing voice …than the original by Rex Harrison …some very polished acting and a stage presence which gave great authority to the role" critic Derrick Graham. photo photo photo photo photo

Daddy Cool

in 'Sweet Charity Miscellany - The Rhythm of Life'

with Will Pool and Jan Winstone at AIMS International Music School - Eastbourne:

with the Brass Monkeys at the Boilerroom Guildford:

and as a Gene Kelly stand-in at the Rhythm and Radiance show

with Woking Dance Space at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre, Woking. photo photo photo

photo Uno Prigiono

in 'Aida' (Verdi) with the chorus of Riverside Opera at the Epsom Playhouse

...after show party prize for most weird expression!

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with Leatherhead Operatic in 'Trial by Jury' (Sullivan) at the Epsom Playhouse "So often the Usher gets relegated as a minor part and singer but here we had a really full-blown usher dominating the proceedings. Well done Joe St Johanser...it was 35 minutes of sheer entertainment."

photo Dulcamara

in 'L'Elisir d'Amore' (Donizetti) with Guildford Opera Company at the Electric Theatre Guildford.

"Joe St.Johanser as Dulcamara seized the moment and held the stage" Surrey Advertiser.

Koko

in 'The Mikado' (Sullivan) with BLOS at the Nomad Theatre Horsley and Barn Theatre Mosely.

"Joe St.Johanser made an excellent Koko... very well sung indeed" NODA photo photo photo

photo John Wellington Wells

in 'The Sorceror' (Sullivan) with BLOS.

"...brought the stage to light when he appeared. Joe St Johanser is to be congratulated on his interpretation of this demanding part." NODA

Previous Years

Escamillo in "Carmen" (Bizet) with Barn Operatic at the Epsom playhouse.

Timur in "Turandot" (Puccini) with Canford Opera Course at the Layard Theatre. Fully costumed version of about half the opera with full orchestra, with Peter Clarke and Richard Gregson.

Swallow in "Peter Grimes" (Britten) at the Point Theatre, Eastleigh. A workshop performance of about half the opera, with Nina Walker and Richard Gregson.

Ping in "Turandot" (Puccini) with NODA Opera Summer School of Music at Ripon, Yorkshire. A fully costumed version of much of Act 2 and Act 3, with small orchestra, with Percy Lovell and Anne ballantyne.

Petruchio/Fred Graham in "Kiss Me Kate" (Cole Porter) with Barn Operatic at the Adrian Mann Theatre, Leatherhead.

Oliver Hix in "The Music Man" (Willson) with Woking Operatic at the Rhoda Mcgaw Theatre, Woking.

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W.S.Gilbert in "The Savoyards" (Sullivan) with Guildford Opera at the Ben Travers Theatre, Charterhouse.

Corydon in "The Fairie Queene" (Purcell) with Charterhouse Summer School of Music. Semi-staged with full orchestra with Ian Humphris.

Sid Sorokin in "The Pyjama Game" (Adler) with Banstead and Nork Operatic Society at the Epsom playhouse.

Germont Pere in "La Traviata" (Verdi) with Canford Summer School of Music at Canford, Dorset. A fully costumed version of Act 2 only, with full orchestra, with Peter Clarke and Jonathan Clift.

Papageno in "The Magic Flute" (Mozart) - semi-staged extracts with full orchestra at Canford Summer School of Music.

Baron Gondremarck in "La Vie Parisienne" (Offenbach) with Banstead and Nork Operatic Society at the Epsom playhouse. "Words and Music" said " I was impressed with Joe St. Johanser as the Baron, showing good stage presence".

Jimmy in "Last Tango in Whitby" (Mike Harding) with Barn Theatre Club in Molesey.

photo Agamemnon King of Kings in 'La Belle Helene' (Offenbach) with Guildford Opera Company at the Electric Theatre Guildford.

Guglielmo in "Cosi fan Tutte" (Mozart) - semi-staged extracts with full orchestra at Canford Summer School of Music.

Don Giovanni in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart) - semi-staged extracts with full orchestra at Canford Summer School of Music, with Robert Hayward.

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Nabucco

in 'Nabucco' (Verdi) with Canford Opera Course at the Layard Theatre.

Fully costumed version of about half the opera with full orchestra,

with Peter Clarke and Richard Gregson.

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Colonel Frank

the Prison Governor in 'Die Fledermaus' (Strauss)

with Guildford Opera Company at the Electric Theatre Guildford, with Kevin John.

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Colonel Bloch and The Vizier in 'Land of Smiles' (Lehar) with Guildford Opera Company at the Electric Theatre Guildford.

Sir Despard Murgatroyd in "Ruddigore" (Gilbert and Sullivan) with Bookham Operatic at Fetcham, Surrey.

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Long Tom in 'Merrie England' (German) with Guildford Opera Company at the Electric Theatre Guildford.

Danny Gilmartin

in "Calamity Jane" (Webster and Fain) with WAOS at the Rhoda theatre in Woking Surrey.

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Tassilo

in 'Countess Maritza' (Kalman) with Barn Operatic Society at the Barn Theatre Bookham photo

Pirate King

in "Pirates of Penzance" (Sullivan) with Banstead and Nork in Banstead Surrey.

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in "The Gondoliers" (Sullivan) with Barn Operatic at the Barn Hall, Bookham. The Leatherhead Advertiser "Joe has a natural stage presence".

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in "Yeomen of the Guard" (Sullivan) with Woking Operatic at the Queen Elizabeth II Theatre, Woking. The Woking Review said " Joe St. Johanser played Jack Point, the fool, and here was star quality, with swiftly spoken Shakespearean-style foolery, the delicate dancing and the final poignant moment when he doesn't get the girl - a performance to be remembered".

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