Marc Verzatt is an actor, singer, competitive ballroom dancer, stage director, and an acting coach. He appears in several independent films, and has recently turned to play directing. In the past year he has done the roles of Mephistopheles in Goethe’s “Faust”, Leontes, Camillo and Autolycus in “The Winter’s Tale”, and Dogberry in “Much Ado About Nothing”. At the Metropolitan Opera, he performed the role of the Major-Domo in Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”. He has directed opera productions with the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Sinfonia Stuttgart, the 5th Festival of Music in Victoria, Brazil,, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and dozens of regional opera companies in the US. He was awarded Classical Singers Magazine Stage Director of the Year in 2006.
With over 30 years of experience as a teacher and coach for actors and singers, Marc Verzatt's pupils have gone on to have careers in some of the world's top institutions including:
Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Vienna Staatsoper, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and numerous regional houses and theaters.
With a unique emphasis on harnessing the power and drama in words and music, Marc strives to foster the sincerity and intention required to begin and maintain a successful performance career.