Member – Dennis Britten

Dennis was a member of the Lamplighters, the oldest Gilbert & Sullivan company in America now in its 66th year of production before relocating to NYC where he spent 26 years in professional theatre as a singer, actor, director and studying as well as teaching both there and in Europe. Among his favorite roles in NY are Prince Karl Franz in the Light Opera of Manhattan’s The Student Prince, Mr. T and 105 in the original cast of Promenade with Madeline Kahn and as soloist for three years at Radio City Music Hall as well as Carnegie Hall with his own one man show, Evening of American Song. He also toured with the NY tour of My Fair Lady as Freddy Einsford Hill. Some of his favored directing credits are a production of Leonard Melfi’s Niagara Falls and his own If Wishes Were Horses both in NYC, Camelot, with Beaverton Civic Theatre and many productions with his company, Phoenix Show Space Theatre (PSST!) in Arizona. As a teacher he headed the voice department at American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and was a theatre arts professor at Arizona State University. This is Mr. Britten’s seventh season directing Light Opera of Portland which he founded in 2012.

Dennis has directed all of Light Opera of Portland’s works and performed in the Light Opera of Portland’s:

  • The Gondoliers (2017)
  • The Pirates of Penzance (2017)
  • Iolanthe (2016)
  • HMS Pinafore (2016)
  • Ruddigore (2015)
  • Cox and Box/Trial By Jury (2014)
  • Mikado (2013)
  • HMS Pinafore (2012)