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Lori Kay Harvey

Lori Kay Harvey

Instructor , Musical Director of BFA Musical Theatre and production program
Department of

p/ 614.823.3177
e/ lharvey@otterbein.edu
Office: Battelle Fine Arts Center 116


  • Bachelor of Science in Voice Performance and Theatre, Indiana University School of Music, 1996

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Musical Theatre
  • Music Direction
  • Voice

Affiliations & Awards

  • Member of AEA
  • Member of MTEA
  • Best Musical Director, Les Miserables (Otterbein University), BroadwayWorld.com, 2014
  • Best Actress in a Musical nominee, Next to Normal (SRO Theatre Company), BroadwayWorld.com and The Jebby Awards, 2014

Personal Biography

Lori Kay Harvey serves as the musical director and conductor for the production program and the BFA musical theatre program at Otterbein University.  Recent projects include The Addams Family, Fiddler on the Roof, RENT, Into the Woods, Sweet Charity, Dames At Sea, The Full Monty, Les Misérables, How to Succeed…Trying and Spring Awakening. She teaches the Freshmen Musical Theatre Ensemble, Junior Musical Theatre Studio, and the Senior Showcase.  She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and has performed extensively as an actor/singer/dancer. National tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Patrick Cassidy, Deborah Gibson, and the Osmond 2nd Generation. International tour: Grease (Brazil). Regional credits: Next to Normal (SRO Theatre Company), Beauty and the Beast (Ordway Center), Jekyll and Hyde (Arvada Center), The Taffetas (Totem Pole Playhouse), Camelot (Westchester Broadway Theatre), The Who’s Tommy, Damn Yankees (Mill Mountain Theatre), Brigadoon, Carousel, The Desert Song (Media Theatre), and The Good War (Weathervane Playhouse). Lori Kay has shared the concert stage with such notable performers as Lee Roy Reams, Leslie Uggams, Doc Severinson, Judy Blazer, Jim Walton, Judy Kaye, Kathleen Brett, and John Lloyd Young. Concert credits: Mozart Requiem with The National Chorale (Avery Fisher Hall), Puttin’ On the Ritz with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (Carnegie Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall, Circle Theatre, recorded on TELARC label), and The Magical Music of Disney (Cincinnati Music Hall and Circle Theatre, recorded on TELARC label and Grammy-nominated). TV credits: “Sex in the City,” “Guiding Light,” “Mel Torme’s Christmas Special,” and various commercials and industrials.  Lori Kay holds a BS in Voice Performance and Theatre from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and was a 4-year member of the internationally renowned Singing Hoosiers.

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