Noted for her “star power and versatility,” mezzo-soprano Hannah Holmes has been lauded as a crossover artist and talented comedienne. Through her many appearances with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, the Ohio Light Opera, and the Victor Herbert Renaissance project, she has developed a specialty in operetta and early to Golden Age musical theater. A frequent performer with the Ohio Light Opera, Hannah has sung and danced in 34 shows over six summers with the company. She received particular acclaim for her turns as Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate (…her sexy leggy solo dance was a showstopper.), Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (Holmes proves that slapstick suits her, falling prone one minute, scampering over scenery the next), and Molly in Girl Crazy (Hannah Holmes… shines with her megawatt smile, commanding stage presence and tap moves.) Hannah has toured across the US and in Canada with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, as well as joining numerous productions in New York. Favorite productions include The Pirates of Penzance (Edith), The Mikado: Reimagined (Pitti-Sing U/S), and Ruddigore. An Iowa native, Hannah currently resides in New York City, where she studies with Claudia Catania.