Artist-in-Residence Jeffrey Lentz ’85
Receives 2007 Pagoda Award
Jeffrey Lentz ’85, artist in residence for theatre and music, received the Berks
Arts Council’s 2007 Pagoda Award for Excellence in Artistic Development.
The award cites Lentz as, “a master of many theatrical arts (director,
musician, singer and dancer) who has proven himself both on and
off the stage.”
Lentz has appeared in opera, operetta and musical theater with equal
success in the U.S., Canada and Europe. His long association with New
York City Opera and Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., resulted
in acclaimed performances in many shows. He won critical acclaim for his
performance as Johnny Inkslinger in Britten’s Paul Bunyan at the Glimmerglass Opera.
And, in 2006 he directed the Domino Players production of Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett,
which was one of three college theatre productions across the country to be selected for the 2007 Kennedy
Center American College Theatre Festival.