“The best voices in director Drew Scott Harris’ uniformly fine cast belong to Diane Guthrie, as the lonely opera singer, and to Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews as the moonshiner Allen Poole. If this production were distilled into one zenith of a musical moment, it would be when Stevenson-Mathews sings "Out Here in the Woods.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Lyric Stage's Cather County. Composer/Librettist: Ed Dixon
Based on the short stories of Willa Cather
Stage Director Drew Scott Harris / Music Director Nyela Basney
Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews’s professional performance career spans more than thirty-five years and many regions of the country, including major theatrical performances with Hope Repertory Theatre (Michigan); Lyric Stage, Theatre 3, and Dallas Opera (Texas); and Chautauqua Festival Theatre and John Houseman’s The Acting Company (New York). Some of Gaitley's roles have included Martin in A Grand Night for Singing (dir. Bruce Coleman), Randy Curtis in Lady in the Dark (dir. Jack Lee), Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (dir. Buff Shurr), Adam in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Georg in She Loves Me (dir. Cheryl Denson), Oscar in Sweet Charity, and Bruce in On the Twentieth Century. He received the Leon Rabin Award (Dallas’s version of the Tony Awards) for Best Actor in a Musical for his performances in the musicals Sweet Charity and My Fair Lady and was also honored to have created the role of Allen Poole in the world premiere of Ed Dixon's Cather County under the direction of Drew Scott Harris.
Gaitley was honored to join the Scottish band Highland Oasis for a recent concert. This is one of Gaitley's favorite pieces. The band features fiddlers Mara Shea and Rebecca McCallum and pianist and band leader, Jim Stevenson-Mathews.
In recent years, in addition to his work as an acting and speech coach, Gaitley performs as a vocalist for concerts, in musical reviews, and as a church soloist. Additionally, he has a great interest in his Scottish heritage and periodically teams with Jim Stevenson-Mathews on piano to present Scottish music in various venues.
Scroll to the end of this page for links to recordings as well as links to Gaitley's performer resume and curriculum vitae.
This was a wonderful production with amazing direction and a cast to die for! Gaitley was honored to open the second act with this number! If interested in details on the clip click on the youtube link.
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by Alfred Noyes
Scottish Music Recordings
Vocalist Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews
and Pianist Jim Stevenson-Mathews
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