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Teaches in Texas
From The Woodlands, Texas
Plays and Voice
Ralph Sanders is a professional Singer, Actor, Educator, and Voice Instructor. As a performer, his diverse talents have led him down some very valuable steps and pathways seeking and conquering the joys and peace of life, through music.
Mr. Sanders made his professional singing debut as the Marchallin’s Major-Domo in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, with Houston Grand Opera. While a young artist with the Regional Opera company, he sang many roles including Snout in Benjamin Britten’s-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nathanael in Offenbach’s-Les Contes Hoffmann, Il Messagero in Verdi’s-Aida, and Enok Pratt in Carlisle Floyd’s composing workshop of-The Passion of Jonathon Wade. He performed in the World Premier of Sir Michael Tippett’s ‘New Year’ as a singer and dancer, performing for such royals as, Fergie, Duchess of York! He also performed the role of The Officer in Strauss’-Ariadne auf Naxos, while covering the role of Bacchus. He was also seen as the Butler/Liebeslieder Singer in My Fair Lady, starring Frank Langella. Mr. Sanders performed in the double bill of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, under the incomparable direction of Francesca Zambello. He was also featured in Wagner’s Lohengrin, and Parsifal, under the baton of Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, and directed by world renown artist, Robert Wilson!
Mr. Sanders has shared the stage with artists such as, Placido Domingo, Giuseppe Giacomini, Josephine Barstow, Denyce Graves, Marcello Giordani, Vincenzo LaScola, Frank Langella, Rene Fleming, Karita Matilla, and Eva Marton, to name a few. Mr. Sanders has recently been seen in Broadway Musicals in the roles of Harry Bright in Mamma Mia, Joseph Pulitzer, in, Newsies, the Wolfe in Into the Woods, where he was also the Music Director. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the Wolf, and for Best Music Director for Broadway World’s Regional Awards. His latest role before the pandemic was Agatha Trunchbull, in the Broadway musical, Matilda by Roald Dahl. Mr. Sanders’ acting credits include, Rod in, Calendar Girls. The General in Gymnasium, Sir Peter Teazle in Sheldon’s, The School for Scandal and Dr. Montague in F. Andrew Leslie’s, The Haunting of Hillhouse!
As a Choral and Theatre Arts Director for 16 years, Mr. Sanders has conducted many of his award-winning high school choirs in the US, France, England, and across Italy, where his Chamber Choir sang mass at the Vatican. His Chamber Choir from Westfield High School place in the top three choirs in the prestigious, Madrigal Festival of Texas. He had 297 students in the choral program and consistently won Sweepstakes at UIL competitions. While Head Choral Director, Mr. Sanders started a 92-voiced Gospel Choir called, Sounds of Soul (SOS), and his Chorale won the Top Award in New York’s, Fame Events Competition.
Mr. Sanders is in demand as a Private Voice Instructor for singing, acting, and public speaking. His students have gone on to such prestigious schools as The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, New York University, The Curtis Institute of Music, and various other colleges and universities around the country! He has had several students in the top 30 of American Idol, and on The Voice.
Mr. Sanders was a Regional Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, where he received the Luciano Pavarotti Award! Among his many awards and honors, Mr. Sanders was a finalist in the Lauritz Melchior Heldentenor Foundation Competition, and performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall. He was a recipient of the prestigious Claus Nobel Award for Educator of Distinction, and was a nominee for the Grammy Foundation Awards for Excellence in Music! Mr. Sanders has been listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in several publications!
“Music tells the soul’s stories through love! We all speak the universal language of joy, healing, and peace!”