Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meet Otto of Lend Me a Tenor (Tito)

Otto Coelho (Tito)

This is Otto’s first show with Imagination Theater, but it’s not the first time he’s ever heard of Lend Me a Tenor. He was supposed play Tito 20 years ago in Los Angeles, but it never came to fruition. He is very happy to be a part of this wonderful production. Otto was last seen locally as Lord Evekyn Oakleigh in Modesto Performing Arts production of Anything Goes. He spent more than 20 years as a professional actor, working in theatre companies across the country as well as in film, television, and theatre in Los Angeles. Favorite roles include Falstaff in Henry IV, Part 1, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Dim and the Governor in the West Coast premiere of A Clockwork Orange, and other roles too numerous to mention here. TV shows include Quantum Leap, Mad About You, Knotts Landing, and The Drew Carey Show. Film appearances include All I Want For Christmas, Some Folks Call It a Slingblade, and The Dancing Cow. He has retired from professional acting and now teaches English and Drama at Foothill High School in Sacramento. Otto owes special thanks to his lovely Christy, who showed him the audition notice and said, “You need to do something for you.”    

Tickets for this lighthearted romp can be purchased online here