Lori Kay Harvey, Associate Professor, Music
Lori Kay Harvey, Associate Professor of Musical Theatre, serves as the music director and conductor for the production program and the BFA musical theatre program at Otterbein University. Recent projects include Big Fish, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Adding Machine, Damn Yankees, 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: 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). In 2014, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical by BroadwayWorld Columbus and The Jebby Awards for her role as Diana in Next to Normal with the SRO Theatre Company. She won Best Musical Director for Les Misérables at Otterbein University by BroadwayWorld Columbus. 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: Bernstein in Concert with Maestro Peter Stafford Wilson (Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Westerville Symphony Orchestra), 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), soprano soloist with Columbus Dance Theatre’s CDT @ 20, excerpts from Claudel. 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.