Jake Endres

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January 13, 2021
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[AEA] Performer in American Folklore Theatre’s And If Elected… - Door County, WI

Narrator/Inspector in Snicket/Stookey’s The Composer Is Dead! - Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Music Director/Performer in Chvala/Poling’s Heaven - Flying Foot Forum/Park Square Theatre

The Boor in Argento’s opera The Boor - Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

[AEA] Lou Levy and 13 others in Gilleland/Beverage’s Sisters of Swing - History Theatre (MN Tour)

Jake Endres lives in St. Paul and freelances as an actor, singer, music director, and composer.  He has appeared with many regional organizations, including The Minnesota Orchestra (Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead!, Mozart’s The Magic Flute; Bernstein’s Mass; Puccini’s Tosca), The Flying Foot Forum/Guthrie Theater (Alice in Wonderland; Heaven), The Children’s Theatre Company (The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins), Metropolitan Symphony (Argento’s The Boor and A Few Words About Chekhov and many times as narrator), History Theatre (Sisters of Swing, Dirty Business, Baby Case, Coco’s Diary and The St. Paul Gangster Musical), Northern Sky [American Folklore] Theatre (And If Elected..., Muskie Love, Guys on Ice), G.R.E.A.T. Theatre (Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof), The Schubert Club (Argento’s The Andrée Expedition), Twin Cities Early Music Festival (Handel’s Acis & Galatea), Ten Thousand Things (The Music Man), Skylark Opera (On the Town and The Merry Widow), Park Square Theatre (Oliver Twist and Oh, Coward!), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Georg in She Loves Me and music directing The Who’s TOMMY), Frank Theatre (Puntila and Mother Courage), and Sapphire Chamber Consort (The Soldier’s Tale).

Jake sings regularly with Border CrosSing, including as an MPR Class Notes Artist, in addition to serving on its Board of Directors. He holds degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Iowa, but is most proud to be the papa of two of the world’s sweetest daughters, Annabelle and Gavia.


EXPERIENCE The Theatrical Music Company (Artistic Director):  --THE JULIET LETTERS - The Southern Theater, 2008 --KNOCK KNOCK! IT'S YOUR HUSBAND! - Bryant Lake Bowl, 2003-4 --VOICE-IN-HEAD: IMPROV HEADPHONE GUIDED FUTURISMO - MN Fringe Festival, 2003 Minnesota Orchestra: --Spokesman in Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE --1st Blues Singer (Street Chorus) in Bernstein's MASS --Sciarrone in Puccini's TOSCA History Theatre: --Lou Levy and 13 others in Gilleland/Beverage’s SISTERS OF SWING --Nate and 19 others in Hawley/Jansen's CAPITAL CRIMES: THE ST. PAUL GANGSTER MUSICAL --Tom and 16 others in Irvine/Peluso/Beverage's COCO'S DIARY (also Music Director) Flying Foot Forum/Guthrie Theater: --Music Director & Performer in Chvala/Poling's HEAVEN (2011 Sage Award) G.R.E.A.T. Theatre (St. Cloud): --Tevye in Harnick/Bock's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Park Square Theater: --Music Director for Dickens/Bartlett's OLIVER TWIST --Man #2 in Noel Coward's OH COWARD! Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MN): -- The Boor in Argento's THE BOOR -- Anton Chekhov in Argento's A FEW WORDS ABOUT CHEKHOV --Narrator/Inspector in Snicket/Stookey's THE COMPOSER IS DEAD --Narrator in de Brunhoff/Poulenc's THE STORY OF BABAR, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT Skylark Opera: --Offenbach in TALES OF OFFENBACH --Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework in Comden & Green/Bernstein’s ON THE TOWN --Tabarie in Friml's THE VAGABOND KING --Baron Zeta in Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW --Vincent Howard & Capt. Lutte in Coward's BITTER SWEET Actor's Theater of MN: --Music Director/Arranger & Mr. Bennett in Dickens/Cranney's FEZZIWIG'S FEAST St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists: --Music Director for Kotis/Hollmann's URINETOWN Frank Theatre: --Composer/Music Director in Brecht's PUNTILA & HIS HIRED MAN MATTI --Various Roles in Brecht's MOTHER COURAGE & HER CHILDREN Mu Performing Arts: --George in Shiomi/Miyashiro's THE WALLEYE KID Pioneer Place on 5th (St. Cloud): --Music Director & Hawker in Townshend's THE WHO'S TOMMY --Music Director for Gilleland/Beverage's SISTERS OF SWING Paramount Theatre (St. Cloud): --Music Director & Master of Ceremonies in Kander/Ebb's CHICAGO Bemidji Symphony Orchestra: --Bass Soloist in Beethoven's 9TH SYMPHONY --Bass Soloist in Libby Larsen's SACRED VOWS (World Premiere) Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Bemidji, MN): Music Director, 2007-10 --GYPSY --The Who's TOMMY (also "Hawker") --SISTERS OF SWING --THE MUSIC MAN (also "Olin Britt") --LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS --CHICAGO (also "Master of Ceremonies") --Composer for DRACULA Sapphire Chamber Consort (St. Paul, MN): --Director/ALL ROLES in Stravinsky's A SOLDIER'S TALE American Folklore Theatre (Door County, WI): Music Director, 2004 --MUSKIE LOVE (World Premiere) --WHEN DOGS COULD TALK (also Composer) --GUYS ON ICE --AND IF ELECTED... (also Performer) The Children's Theatre Co.: --Ensemble; U/S King Derwin; U/S Executioner in Dr. Seuss' THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS, 2003 & 2010 Minnesota Dance Theatre: --Baritone in RUMBLINGS St. Francis Elementary (Brainerd): --Charlie Brown in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS EDUCATION University of Iowa: M.A. in Vocal Performance, July 1999 St. Olaf College: B.M. in Piano Performance, May 1993 TRAINING Nautilus Music-Theater: Wesley Balk Singer-Actor Training, 2000-02 AWARDS

The Theatrical Music Company

(Artistic Director): --VOICE-IN-HEAD: IMPROV HEADPHONE GUIDED FUTURISMO - MN Fringe Festival, 2003 *Won 'Spirit of the Fringe' Audience Award

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