Stan Simkins - Tenor
     Stan discovered his vocal talent as a teenager singing street corner “doo wop” in his hometown of Philadephia in a rock and roll group called “Mike and the Angels”.
    Among many venues, he has notably sung at the Rampart Casino in Las Vegas (as opening act for The Comets - formerly Bill Haley & The Comets - who performed Shake Rattle & Roll, and Rock Around the Clock in the 50's.); the nationally renowned Proctors Theatre in Schenectady ; the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George , NY , The Egg in Albany , NY, and on cruise lines as an amateur before going professional.
    Stan's versatility takes him one moment from a variety of Broadway show tunes to authentically-performed ‘50s rock and roll songs, then onto some of the most challenging operatic arias… all in one show, Broadway Meets the Met in the 50s and 60s .
    Stan began singing (Bach B Minor) in Temple University 's Men's Choir at the Academy of Music with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1963 conducted by Eugene Ormandy. He performed (singing and dancing) in South Pacific while Temple University . He performed "50's" rock-and-roll in a vocal group while in his teens in Philadelphia at teen dance "halls" (and even at his high school graduation)!
    Stan began performing at numerous local venues (e.g. Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, Pruyn House in Colonie, the College of St. Rose in Albany, Russell Sage College in Troy, East Greenbush Library, Schenectady County Library, Albany Jewish Community Center, TV Channel 16 [SACC-TV] in Schenectady before going professional.
    Stan's coaches include accomplished international opera singers, and cruise line vocal entertainers. His repertoire spans operatic pieces (Italian, Russian, French, and English), a wide variety of Broadway show tunes and “authentic oldies” rock & roll.
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