Music Theatre Voice
Sarah Johnson teaches the freshman musical theatre voice studio at UNC along with serving as private voice faculty. Sarah holds an MM in Voice Performance from Colorado State University and a BM in Voice from the University of Minnesota. From tap-dancing in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes to singing favorite arias in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Sarah is known for her effortless cross-over abilities and insatiable love for collaboration. While residing in Minneapolis, Johnson performed professionally with regional companies such as the Guthrie Theatre, the North Star Opera, the Mystery Cafe, the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, and the Minnesota Opera. In 2007 Sarah had the privilege of performing in the Minnesota Opera’s world premiere of “The Grapes of Wrath” by Ricky Ian Gordon, also contributing to the original cast recording of this breakthrough piece. As an Iowa native, Sarah has an extensive and dynamic background in musical theater, performing such roles as Maria in West Side Story, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, and Carlotta in Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom. Sarah has most recently been featured in regional performances with the Aurora Fox Theatre (The Wild Party), The Candlelight Dinner Theatre (Clue-The Musical and Oliver!), and Open Stage Theatre (Man of LaMancha).
Johnson adores the energy that teaching brings to her life, recently musical directing and coaching several youth productions for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids and currently serving as part of the “Broadway in Boulder” faculty at the Parlando Center for the Performing Arts.