Sean Holshouser


Sean Holshouser, age 17, has already had numerous and varied performance opportunities; both as a vocal soloist, and as an actor.

With the Houston Symphony, he performed over ten times as a boy soprano soloist. He participated in the 2010 Open House concert, sang the solo, "Walking in the Air" with a screening of that short lm, and performed as a soloist for the many Christmas pops concerts for 2010. One of his most memorable experiences was singing the boy soprano solo "In Dreams" at the end of a screening of the movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", featuring Howard Shore's leading concert performers, soprano Kaitlyn Lusk and conductor Ludwig Wicki who were joined by the Houston Symphony, the symphony's Chorus, and the Houston Children's Chorus.

Sean sang at a national AMSOV meeting (a convention of American symphony leagues), and has done short concerts for the Bay Area Symphony League, and the Houston Symphony League. He played the comic role of "Harry" in a Moore's School Opera production of the Britten's, "Albert Herring", and participated in the Houston Grand Opera production of "Peter Grimes". He auditioned and won the role of Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors", but had to cancel because of the inevitable voice change. After the change was completed, he was asked by Donald Runnicles, music director of the Berlin Opera (formerly music director of the San Francisco Opera), to sing a program of Copland songs to open a concert at the prestigious Grand Teton Music Festival, which he did in August 2013. He is a member of the St. Pauls Choral Scholars, and is the youngest official member (as well as the only minor) of the Houston Symphony Chorus. Most recently, he performed in one of Eric Halen and Gaylynn Thomas' Musica Tra Amici concerts in October of 2016.

As a theatre performer, Sean has been associated with HITS Theatre in Houston for several years, where he has played roles in shows ranging from Shakespeare to musical theatre. His most notable roles include parts in Godspell (Jesus), Anything Goes (Billy Crocker), Into the Woods (The Baker), and Zombie Prom (Jonny Warner). Sean also played the roles of Scrooge at 14 and Peter Crachit in the Alley Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. In affiliation with the Alley and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, he was part of the inaugural performance of the Bayou Bend Christmas Village, which received extensive support and media advertisement in Houston; he is returning for a second year in 2016. Sean is also an auditioned member of the Broadway Artist's Alliance. In March of 2014, he won the rst place $1,000 scholarship in vocal arts for Music Doing Good, a Houston-based scholarship program for aspiring musicians aged 18 and under; he received the same award in the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the same program. He was most recently seen in Theatre Under the Stars production of Scrooge, as Ebenezer Scrooge, for their Musicals for Young Audiences series, and in HITS Theatres production of Crazy For You at Miller Outdoor Theatre, as Bobby Child. In November of 2016, he opened the NCAA Mens College Cup at BBVA Compass Stadium with The Star Spangled Banner, and he is slated to perform in HITS Theatres production of Footloose at Miller Outdoor Theatre in the Spring of 2017, as Reverend Shaw Moore.

Sean has quite a large following on YouTube; most notably, his recording of "In Dreams" is one of the most popular on the site, with over 114,000 views.

Sean's two main teachers are tenor Jack Beetle (voice), and Todd Waite (acting), a repertory cast member member of the Alley Theatre company.





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