Professorial Staff - Musical Theatre
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF
Email: [email protected]
Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
The majority of Verity's work lies in musical theatre, and her credits recently include the role of Mother Superior in "Sister Act" at the London Palladium. Before that she played Narrator 1/Mr. Devine in “Awaking Beauty“, written and directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, with music by Denis King. In 2008 Verity had the honour of understudying and going on for Ms. Barbara Cook in “Strictly Gershwin”, a collaboration with the English National Ballet at the Royal Albert Hall.Other roles include Madame Thenardier in a concert version of “Les Miserables” at the Beau Sejour Centre in Guernsey, Ida in “Honk!” at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, Ensemble in the original revival cast of “The Sound of Music” at the London Palladium, Ensemble/1st cover Shawntel in “Jerry Springer, the Opera” at the Cambridge Theatre, Agnes/Sherri in the European premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Lucky Nurse and other short Musical Plays” at the Finborough Theatre, and Gina Santini in the workshop of “Talking To Mr. Warner” at the Menier Chocolate Factory.Verity was a finalist in the BBC Radio2 Voice of Musical Theatre in 2005. She can be found on the original cast recordings of Sister Act, Awaking Beauty and The Sound of Music, on “Numbers Rush By” with the band Tonic Fold, on the demo recording for Cinderella by Anne Dudley and Stephen Fry and on her own album “A Different Kind of Love” with fellow performer Robert Archibald. In 2010, “Scrapbook – the songs of Rob Archibald and Verity Quade” was released and can be found on iTunes, Amazon and at Dress Circle.She is an experienced cabaret performer, having sung at venues such as Pizza on the Park, the Battersea Barge, Lauderdale House, Soho Revue Bar and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts. Verity is also an accomplished pianist and musical director, and is constantly in demand as a voice teacher and vocal coach at both college and professional level.
Qualifications / Educational Background
Verity has a first class Bmus (Hons) from Trinity College of Music, and a Musical Theatre PGDip and DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music where was sponsored by the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award.
As well as Trinity Laban, she also currently teaches at LAMDA and The Urdang Academy.