4 Tips on Becoming a Broadway Belter

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You know that voice—the one that shakes the rafters and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. From Ethel Merman to Patti LuPone to Idina Menzel, audiences have loved the big Broadway belt—and you would probably love to do it yourself. So we asked Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne for healthy tips on how singers can learn to belt it out!

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Andrew Byrne
Andrew Byrne is a voice teacher, performer, and composer-lyricist. His songs have been featured in movies, Seth Rudetsky’s “Obsessed!” series, and in many international concert venues. He has served on the University of Michigan musical theater faculty, and has taught internationally at the Shanghai Theatre Academy, The Banff Centre, and the Danish Academy of Musical Theatre.

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