Derek Basthemer’s tenor voice has been praised as “brilliant” and “breath-taking” by BroadwayWorld.com with DC Metro calling his performance as Robert in The Bridges of Madison County “not to be missed” as he “sings these pieces as though Jason Robert Brown wrote them specifically for him.”
He has also performed the roles of Buddy in Sideshow, Joe in 9 to 5, understudied LeDoux in the Yeston/Kopit Phantom (for which he was also in the ensemble), Fleet in Titanic, and Mr. McQuaint in the tour of Cassandra’s Angel. He is featured on the Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Wallace Shawn’s The Music Teacher, has fulfilled featured singer contracts on both Holland America and Seabourn ships, and earlier in his career also performed in the ensembles of productions of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard.
He has studied acting with Loraine Serabian at HB Studios and he attended The New England Conservatory where he studied voice with Helen Hodom. He graduated from The Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Maitland Peters. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.