Bettina Sheppard is a classically trained singer and pianist and holds Master’s degrees in music and composition. She has appeared in New York and regional theatres as singer, dancer, and actress and has sung classical repertoire in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, and Riverside Church. She has directed and performed with numerous vocal groups from madrigal to rock, and created the harmony group Satin Dolls, a swing jazz trio who played in Radio City Music Hall, Westbury Music Fair, the Rainbow Room, and Trump Castle as well as recording for film, television, and a syndicated radio show. Solus, her CD of original material was released last year under her Welsh name, Brythonwen.
Bettina served as musical director for TraumNovela; 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks (Barrow Street Theatre and Public Theater); Forever Plaid; West Side Story; Copacabana (City Center); Deep in the Darkness; Baby, It’s Cold Outside; Songs My Voice Teacher Wouldn’t Let Me Sing.
Composition credits include Emily Dickinson Poems at Lincoln Center; Millay Poems, American Cathedral in Paris; TraumNovela; 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks; The Picture of Dorian Grey; Kindly Direct Me To Hell: An Evening With Dorothy Parker; New York Renaissance Festival; Stillwaters.
Bettina has been teaching voice for fifteen years and is the author of The Everything Singing Book.