Patrick Rooney

Student Bio

Patrick Rooney is an actor, singer, and musician. Notable roles include: Jack Kelly in Newsies (The Marriott Theater), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (The Paramount Theater) Roy Lee in October Sky (The Old Globe and The Marriott Theater), Rodger in RENT, for which he received a Jeff Nomination (Theo Ubique), Melchior in Spring Awakening (The Marriott Theater), Mordred in Camelot (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Charlie in Love Kills workshop (Steppenwolf Theater), Gabe/Henry u/s in Next to Normal (Drury Lane Oakbrook, Septimus/Valentine u/s in Arcadia at Writers Theater, Male Soloist in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bailiwick Theater) and Jewel Estes in Floyd Collins (BoHo Theater). Patrick was named one of the Hot Faces of Chicago Theater of 2016 (Chicago Tribune)

Patrick says:

She gets you work. Period. For audition prep alone, a lesson is well worth it. Rebecca has a great ability to work with your voice when it is NOT 100%. Sure, you have great, even amazing voice lessons when your sinus cavities are clear, your breath is functional and your throat is healthy. But so often this is not the case. Rebecca’s understanding of vocal health and understanding how to work with a tired, sick voice stands her apart from the rest. She also understands the many different styles that musical theater actors are required to use. From opera to pop—she makes sure you are singing them correctly and healthily.