Jack Beetle began his professional career as an actor specializing in Shakespeare and musical theatre. Jack has had the privilege of music directing 8 productions for Theatre Under the Stars. His credits for TUTS include the 2014 regional premiere of Murder Ballad, Reefer Madness, Waiting for Johnny Depp, LMNOP, First Date(winner of 2015 Best Musical at the Houston Press), Striking 12, James and the Giant Peach, and most recently the regional premiere of Heathers. Additionally, he has had the privilege of collaborating with Tony nominee Mary Testa, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, pop star Aaron Carter, YouTube sensation Natalie Weiss, Tony and Drama Desk nominee Laura Benanti, Obie award winner and Tony nominee Adam Pascal, Tony winner Beth Leavel, 5 time Emmy award winner Deborah Duncan and Tony nominee and American Idol star Constantine Maroulis. He serves as Visiting Assistant Professor for Rice University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Art, for whom he music directedLittle Shop of Horrors, winner of the Best Collegiate Production in the Houston Press 2014. For Generations: A Theatre Company he has music directed Sweeney Todd(winner of the 2013 best musical Broadway World Houston), as well as the regional premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the American regional premiere ofSpring Awakening. Additional music direction credits include both the 2011 regional premiere and 2012 productions of Winter Wonderettes and Panto Goldilocks for Stages Repertory Theatre. An active voice teacher, he maintains a private studio in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. His students are currently performing on Broadway, in national and international tours and regional theatre throughout the United States. Jack had the distinct privilege of spending clinical time with Dr. Robert Sataloff, Chairman of the Voice Foundation and internationally renowned otolaryngologist, studying the care and treatment of the professional voice. A native of Sicklerville, NJ, he received a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music from Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston.