Actor and Singer Brittany Baratz finds her joy using her unique voice to tell stories. From her hometown in Gaithersburg, MD to New York City and everywhere in between, her career has taken her to 46 out of 50 of the U.S. States and also abroad to the Spring of Culture Festival in Bahrain.
Highlights of her blossoming career include the pre-Broadway revival of The Secret Garden; working closely with American composer Robert Convery to bring his musical, Alice Adams, to life; four original works of theater with the John F. Kennedy Center's Theater for Young Audiences program; giving voice to Bernstein's Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti with the Grammy-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra; and working on some of her favorite musicals regionally such as A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, and Sunset Boulevard. DMV audiences have seen her in past productions with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, John F. Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the Silver Spring Blackbox Theatre, the University of Maryland, and various choirs in the metro area.
She first came to work with the Alliance for New Music Theater as Andromache in Trojan Women: Voices from Afghanistan, which premiered at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage festival in 2018.
Classically trained at the University of Maryland School of Music, she has a flexible, warm soprano sound with a mezzo extension spanning a three octave range. Her favorite genre is the “Legit Musical,” savoring a wordy Lerner and Loewe story song, digging deep into juicy Cole Porter lyrics, soaring Rodgers and Hammerstein melodies, or the deep emotional truth of Stephen Sondheim. Media outlets have praised Brittany-- “her warm, smooth singing voice is such a treat.” “Brittany Baratz is a locally trained star...she has the voice, the range and reassuring manner...contributing to the show’s tender touch.”
In addition to her Bachelors in Music from UMD, she also holds a Bachelors in Marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. She is a graduate of the intensive One-Year Acting Conservatory at T. Schreiber Studio in NYC, and studied abroad as a Young Artist with the Opera Music and Theater Festival of Lucca, Italy. She was a semi-finalist of the 2019 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys recording at her home studio and getting lost in a good book. She resides in New York City with her very talented husband and Alliance company member, Michael Yeshion. She is deeply passionate about contributing to the great American art form of musical theater, bringing with her a vintage flair and a commitment to developing old and new works rooted in emotional honesty.