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Bern is a New York City-based actor, singer and teacher. He is currently playing Look Young in Discount Ghost Stories, with Local Theater Company (dir. Pesha Rudnick), as well as the role of Mason in Season 3 of Gates of Remembering, a play-by-mail adventure by Artistic Stamp (dir. West Hyler and Shelley Butler). Other recent engagements include Stine in City of Angels at the Skirball Center in New York City (dir. David Alpert), and The Kralahome and u/s King of Siam in the Broadway national tour of The King & I (orig. dir. Bartlett Sher, restaging dir. Shelley Butler).

 

Other favorite roles include: Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, the Baker in Into the Woods, and Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte.  Bern also loves being involved in new works, and was recently seen in Annie Sherman's Piaf Lives, and Finding Home, an original musical featuring the music of Ricky Ian Gordon.

 

He has performed on three continents (Europe, North America and Asia), is an experienced instrumentalist (keyboards, guitar, ukulele) and ensemble singer (sacred choral works, barbershop, opera choruses), and has music-directed vocal performance groups.

 

He holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from NYU, and a B.A. (hon., Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Chicago. Member of AEA and NATS.

 

In addition to performing, Bern maintains a voice studio in New York City and thoroughly enjoys preparing his students for auditions for Broadway, national tours, Off-Broadway shows, regional productions, Film and TV, and college admissions.