Biography


Biography

Sean Buhr

Sean Buhr is a singer, Recording Artist, songwriter, director, producer, and voice teacher based in New York City with strong ties to Los Angeles and Iowa. Some of his recent credits include: Concerts at the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, 54 Below, Skirball Center, The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz at Carnegie Hall (with The New York Pops, Stephen Schwartz, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, and Jennifer Laura Thompson); Spotlight On The Town Hall at The Town Hall Theatre (with Jeremy Jordan and Rebecca Luker); Broadway by the Year at The Town Hall Theatre (with Robert Cuccioli, Marilyn Maye, Stephani J. Block, Gavin Lee, Joshua Henry, Scott Coulter, Jeffry Denman, Erin Denman, Carole J. Bufford, and many others); Broadway Ballyhoo at Feinstein's; Broadway Ballyhoo at Laurie Beechman Theatre; Broadway Rising Stars Concert at The Town Hall Theatre; Man of La Mancha (Pedro/Moor/Prisoner) at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; The Wild Party (Burrs); World Premier of Trunk Songs (Sunny) at Abingdon Theatre; The Most Happy Fella (Tony) at Skirball Center; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Stu). Past NYC credits include: Signor Pirelli/Daniel O’Higgins in Sweeney Todd at the Frederick Loewe Theater; Berlin to Broadway singing Kurt Weill’s “Lonely House” at the Provincetown Playhouse; (The 10th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11 Concert) 9:11 A Day of Community, A Day of Faith at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine (NYC) with Grammy nominated Chandrika Tandon; NYU Steinhardt Graduate Musical Theatre Showcase at New World Stages. SOME OF HIS REGIONAL AND UNIVERSITY CREDITS INCLUDE CLIFF IN CABARET, LARRY IN COMPANY, DUKE OF VENICE AND LODOVICO IN THE STRAIGHT PLAY OF OTHELLO, MR. MCQUEEN IN URINETOWN, AND MIKE DILLARD IN WORKING. HIS OPERA CREDITS INCLUDE TAMINO IN THE MAGIC FLUTE, RINUCCIO IN GIANNI SCHICCHI, AENEAS IN DIDO AND AENEAS, AND CHORUS IN DIE FLEDERMAUS.  IN ADDITION, BUHR HAS DONE WORK WITH NEW CLASSICAL AND OPERATIC COMPOSITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY. SEAN PERFORMED AS A CONCERT SOLOIST FOR THE SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SUMMER FESTIVAL IN SHANGHAI, CHINA WITH THE NORTHEASTERN AMERICAN ARTS TROUPE.  HE TRAVELED AND PERFORMED WITH THE DRAKE CHOIR THROUGHOUT ITALY, AUSTRIA, AND PARTS OF GERMANY AS WELL AS REGIONAL TOURING ACROSS THE MIDWEST AND WESTERN UNITED STATES. BUHR PARTICIPATED IN NATS AND WAS HONORABLE MENTION FINALIST AND SEMIFINALIST FOR SEVERAL YEARS.


Buhr earned his Master of Music in Vocal Performance specializing in Musical Theatre from New York University where he also earned an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy. Before graduating from NYU, Buhr was presented with the New York University Outstanding Achievement and Citizenship Award in Vocal Performance. 


​Sean Buhr has been an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU for four years now, teaching private voice to singers that have been in broadway shows, national tours, rock bands, and beginners. Buhr was a faculty member at Broadway Artists Alliance working for an American Idol Masterclass. He has performed masterclasses at Drake University and McSweeny's School of the Performing Arts. Buhr earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with minors in Musical Theatre and Acting from Drake University.


in 2012, buhr founded and started producing the Desiring The Arts Festival in Iowa. The festival has included professional singers, actors, instrumentalists, bands, singer-songwriters, visual artists, and fashion designers. The emphasis of Desiring The Arts Festival is investing in Iowa talent and bringing in special professional guests from outside the state of Iowa to help inspire, provoke thought, and of course entertain.


​Buhr is the founder of The McSweeny-Buhr Scholarship for the Arts.  He officially created the scholarship in August 2012 for graduating high school students to further pursue the arts.  He produced and performed a two day benefit concert to raise money for the scholarship in which many performing and visual artists contributed their talents for the cause.