Ten Questions with Kelly Markgraf

Ten Questions with…

Kelly Markgraf, baritone

1. My favorite thing about being a singer is:
That the challenges and learning never ends.

2. The greatest challenge in being a singer is:That the challenges and learning never ends.  And the travel. 🙂

3. A live music performance I’ve attended that I will never forget is:

James Taylor concert just a few weeks ago in Houston, where we live.  He’s 66, still has his voice and all of his spirit.  An amazing performer.

4. A few of my favorite films are: 
The Lion in Winter, The Philadelphia Story, Contact

5. Three things I can’t live without are: 
My wife, my daughter, and tea.

6. My number one hobby is:
Discovering new teas.

7. If you could perform with any singer that is retired or deceased, who would it be?
Bobby Darin.

8. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in? 
Antique restoration.

9. What role do you wish you could sing that you could never sing because it’s the wrong voice type/gender? 
Jean Valjean in Les Misérables.

10. Describe your favorite moment on stage.
During a season of summer stock theater in 2001, the lights in the theater went out.  All power was down.  The audience, refusing to accept that the show wouldn’t go on, went to their cars and procured dozens of flashlights.  Some held theirs over the edge of the pit, some shone them from their seats onto the stage.  One man even parked his car at the side door of the stage, shining his headlights through the open door and onto the stage.  And the show went on.  That was magic.

Come hear Kelly at Opera in the Park on July 26 at 8pm in Garner Park.  FREE Admission!

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