Gary Kline is a professor of musical theater and serves as assistant head of acting and musical theater at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) School of Drama. He has taught at the NIDA Acting School in Sydney, Australia, the Flying Swan program at Wesleyan University, the Performing Arts Project (TPAP) at Wake Forest, Music Theater College Auditions (MTCA) in New York City, and continues as artistic director of the ArtsBridge Summer Musical Theater program. Additionally, Kline teaches many private masterclasses throughout the U.S.
His CMU students who have played leading roles on Broadway include Tony winners Patina Miller and Christian Borle, among countless others. Regionally, Kline has appeared in leading roles in “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Night Music,” “1776,” “The Civil War,” “Man of La Mancha,” “Secret Garden,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Laramie Project.” He has soloed twice with the Pittsburgh Symphony under the late Marvin Hamlisch and has sung several seasons with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Kline is a graduate of Dana School of Music (YSU) and CMU School of Music. His CD “Lucky” includes duets with Tony-winner Billy Porter, Tony-nominated Patrick Wilson and the late song-legend Margaret Whiting.