Professor of Theatre
Location: CPAC 294A
Phone: (657) 278 - 4513
Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office (657-278 -3628) for current office hours
THTR 181, Music Reading/Site-Singing
THTR 436A,B, Musical Theatre Workshop
THTR 437, Musical Theatre Practicum
THTR 493, Individual Voice Instruction
Mitchell Hanlon has worked at the Hollywood Bowl since 1991 as vocal coach, piano soloist, organ soloist, and was for 16 years the Assistant Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, working with Maestro John Mauceri. He has worked with and vocal coached many stars including Julie Andrews, Patrick Stewart, John Lithgow, Patti LuPone, Jeremy Irons, Carol Channing and Carol Burnett. A performing pianist, he has accompanied such stars as Kristin Chenoweth (at Disney Concert Hall, the Greek Theater, and Scarsdale Performing Arts Center), Audra MacDonald (PBS radio broadcast), Brian Stokes Mitchell, Katherine Zeta Jones, and Hugh Jackman as well as legends like Joel Grey, Barbara Cook, Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera and Shirley MacLaine and has worked with over 200 Oscar, Grammy or Tony-nominated artists in his career.
He is the founder of the Mitch Hanlon Singers, a professional singing group that has toured internationally, is on several Grammy nominated albums on the Philips Classics label, and has sung for many years at the Hollywood Bowl. A music director in demand, he has provided musical direction for hundreds of musicals, fundraisers, award shows, and industrials. Mitch has worked professionally on four continents, doing five tours with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to Japan and Brazil, and as a conductor working in opera and musical theatre in Europe. He was the assistant conductor/choral director for the Lord of the Rings Symphony in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore and Tokyo. An experienced voice teacher, dozens of his private vocal students have gone on to work or are currently on Broadway and National tours. Mr. Hanlon holds a Masters of Music from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors of Music from Chapman University.