Ralph Sherman, although one of the newer members of our society, has already created an indelible impression both by his performances and the sight of him roaring up to rehearsals on his Harley.
Audiences will immediately recognize him as the “susceptible” Lord Chancellor in our current Iolanthe, and he was also the king disguised as the drummer boy Luiz in last year’s Gondoliers. As a practicing attorney who has argued cases in every state court, he was a natural choice to play the Learned Judge in our 2012 Trial by Jury, a role he has reprised in many of our fund-raising specials and elsewhere.
Ralph (named after Pinafore’s Ralph Rackstraw) comes from a family of Savoyards, has served on our board of directors, and is currently director of the Simsbury Light Opera Company Choristers. He is also an instrumentalist, playing keyboards with various funk and jazz bands and saxophone with the Governor’s Foot Guard Bands; and he is a past conductor of the Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard Band.