Ulster Operatic Company

Bobby Banas

After graduating from Hollywood Professional School, Bobby auditioned for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera and landed the role of Enoch Snow Jr. in "Carousel." He then went on to do "Can Can," "Brigadoon," "Kiss Me Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Plain & Fancey," and went to Broadway with "Peter Pan." His movie musicals credits are: "West Side Story," Unsinkable Molly Brown," Mary Poppins," "King and I," "Babes in Toyland," "Damn Yankees," "little Abner," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Pajama Game," "The Girl Most Likely." and "The Best Things in Life Are Free." And many others where he featured as a dancer but is uncredited in the titles.

Bobby (left) with some of the West Side Story movie gang including Gina Trikonis (Graziella), Russ Tamblyn (Riff). Carole D'Andrea (Velma) and Tony Mordente (Action).

And not forgetting Bobby's famous screen kiss!!

 

Patrick Smyth

Patrick played the role of 'Action' in our 2004 production of West Side Story.

He then went on to study and graduate at The Royal Academic of Music in London. 

Since then Patrick has starred in West End productions of 'Hair', and 'Phantom of the Opera'.

And has recently performed as Frank Sinatra on a cruise ship in a Rat Pack Tribute!