Behind the mask: UK Touring Cast
According to the parents of this rare talent, the story goes that Britt actually came into the world singing. While some are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, this prodigy was graced with a silver microphone and perfect pitch. Church bands by age six felt more natural than baseball. This dynamic vocalist, producer, director, and prolific songwriter has travelled the world on the laurels of his music. He’s held the position of Musical Director (1997- 2009) for the internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based, jazz-funk-pop vocal group, M-pact, producing and recording five CDs and touring four continents. After M-pact, Britt spent more than 6 years in London’s prestigious West End where he was Resident Director of the hit show Thriller Live. While abroad, Britt continued writing and arranging for m-pact. He also produced albums and vocal arrangements for other award-winning vocal ensembles across the globe. Britt has had the honour of sharing the stage with a host of artists, from pop superstars like Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Babyface, Lionel Richie, Kid Rock, and John Meyer to jazz legends like Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, and Kenny G. His signature sound can also be heard on commercial recordings worldwide for Disney, Yahoo, and The Cartoon Network to name a few. Rare in any modern day musician, Britt boasts equal parts street smarts and formal education, having studied voice, piano, and classical violin for 11 years, as well as music education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The latter gave Britt the credentials to land lead counter tenor soloist for the contemporary classical work, Cafe Desire (2002 -2004) as well as conductor of The All-State Jazz Choir of Colorado 2007. Britt still has a soft spot for the music education he pioneered with M-pact, and shouts out to the million plus students and audience members he has touched so far.