Dennis Castellano

Conductor, accompanist, and vocal coach specializing in music theatre. Teaches UCI's musical theatre workshops, lectures in the history of the American musical, and serves as musical director for the department. Waves the baton for such personalities as Kaye Ballard, Jodi Benson, Theodore Bikel, Judy Blazer, James Brennan, Carol Burnett, John Cullum, Dom DeLuise, Susan Egan, Nanette Fabray, Harry Groener, Marcia Lewis, Donna McKechnie, Harve Presnell, Lee Roy Reams, Helen Reddy, Cathy Rigby, Jack Wagner, and JoAnne Worley. Works with South Coast Repertory, Sacramento Music Circus, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities, Musical Theatre West, and The Laguna Playhouse.

Senior Lecturer
M.F.A. University of California, Irvine
Head of Music Theatre
(949) 824-4902