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Les Lankhorst: Bio/Show/Coaching

Les Lankhorst - Performance & Vocal Coaching

LES LANKHORST:PERFORMANCE & VOCAL COACHING

 Age 14 thru Adult considered. By Audition only. Limited number of students will be accepted.

As a performer he has headlined in Las Vegas in the longest running Rat Pack Tribute in the world, The Rat Pack is Back.  He has been called "the next Sinatra..." and has always had a great knack at sharing his talent with students, young and old. 

Les will tailor each individual session to the student.  You can expect to learn everything from the basics to warming up properly to the advanced techniques of performing in front of large audiences.

Please contact Les personaly via his email to arrange a meeting: lescore67@yahoo.com

Les is an award winning producer, singer and artist and has presented his self-produced shows all over the world. 

 

Available Shows

Les Lankhorst Shows Available:

 •Les Lankhorst presents, direct from Vegas- The Rat Pack Live! 

Les stars as Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack Live! –a  high energy throwback to the golden era of Las Vegas and the days when The Rat Pack ruled the strip.  Featuring world famous tribute artists, you will be swept away by “Mr. Entertainment” Sammy Davis Jr, hilarious and smooth Dean Martin and of course The Voice of the Century, The Chairman of the Board –Frank Sinatra.  On selected dates, the show also includes the classic comedy of our own Joey B!  Don’t miss out on such classic songs as Come Fly with Me, Mr. Bogangles, That’s Amore’, Mack the Knife, the essential My Way and much, much more.  Backed by a Swingin’ Live band, The Rat Pack Live! will leave you humming and snapping your fingers all the way home! The show is available with full 9 or 12 piece big band or with professional tracks.

• Les Lankhorst Red, Hot & Swing

 A One and a half or Two Hour Solo show in two acts featuring Les and his small BIG band LIVE in any venue.

Les Lankhorst LIVE with a Symphony Orchestra

Les presents his repertoire with your Symphony Orchestra. It is available in two acts or in one act, to compliment your Pops program.

• Meet Me on the Corner of Broadway and Swing

Les and Broadway actress Jennifer Shrader share your stage in a One and a half hour mix of Broadway and lively Swing music, accompanied by their live on-stage band.

• Les Lankhorst LIVE!

Les brings his acclaimed solo show to your party or event in his most economical package, tailor-made for your party or organization, accompanied by his professional studio tracks. If needed he can supply the entire package including his professional sound system.

• Les Lankhorst Intimate Cabaret

Les brings his solo music and smooth critically acclaimed vocal stylings to your party with just a piano and himself.

Les' Bio

Les Lankhorst  BIO

Les is originally from Salina, Kansas and a graduate of Kansas State University.  In addition to his critically acclaimed portrayal of FRANK SINATRA in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack is Back and the Branson show The Rat Pack –Live and Swingin’, Les now produces his own Rat Pack tribute show--Les Lankhorst presents, direct from Vegas - The Rat Pack Live! He is also a highly sought after solo performer and performs his award winning one-man show Les Lankhorst in RED, HOT & SWING! all over the world in concert venues, resorts and on cruise ships.   Les is heavily influenced by some of the world’s legendary swing/jazz vocalists including Mel Torme’, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr. and of course Frank Sinatra. 

He got his start in theatre in Kansas City, Missouri and continued it all over the country and in New York City.  One of Les’ favorite theatrical experiences was playing The Pharaoh in the hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin as well as in the national touring company of Joseph…Dreamcoat.  He also starred in New York City as another pharaoh in the short-lived Off-Broadway musical Moses, My Love.  Les has appeared in various film and television projects including Law & Order, The Rear Window (starring the late Christopher Reeves) and In & Out (starring Kevin Kline).  But his favorite on camera experience has to be working alongside Robert Redford and James Gandolfini as Redford’s bodyguard in the Dreamworks film The Last Castle

 

Selected Les Lankhorst Reviews:

  • Dear Les~
    Your concert on Friday night was, quite simply, extraordinary. You have a tremendous voice--a voice with great range, great clarity, and great passion. You also have a very nice style and your presence makes everyone in the audience feel very, very comfortable. I think you could see by the two standing ovations that the audience agrees that you are a first-rate and terrific singer and that you are, indeed, a rising star as a musical talent.

    Sincerely,
    Jon Wefald, President, Kansas State University
  • What a wonderful, seasoned singer--he is heading to the top...the best singer we've worked with in 20 years!  Al Pierson -owner & conductor of the Guy Lombardo Orchestra
  • Les Lankhorst delivers the goods, from swagger to swing to sweet melancholy notes…

Chico State Press

  • Dear Les,
    Your performance last Thursday night was transcendent. I never saw Frank Sinatra live but watching you, hearing you, and being mesmerized by you during 'My Way' must be what it would have felt like to see Frank perform live. What an extraordinary performance!- thank you.
    All the best,

Debra Lucchi - Personal Thank You

  • My husband and I loved his show. The fact that he incorporated talent (a cellist and a singer) from a local college into some of his renditions impressed us. The wonderful love songs from the past 50 years were so romantic, and made our Valentine's Day very special!

Regina Musialowski - The Charlotte Observer (Feb 20, 2009)

  • Les Lankhorst has taken on the role of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, with remarkable ease. “Come Fly with Me,” ”I’ve Got you Under my Skin,” and “Fly Me to the Moon,” brought back memories of evenings at my grandmother’s. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without “My Way”

…By the way, have I mentioned that I love this show?

Review by Karen Lambruschi, Charlotte Arts ala' Carte

  • …Les Lankhorst caresses lyrics until he makes them purr.

Robert W. McDowell, TRIANGLE THEATER REVIEW

  • Lankhorst, without becoming imitative, demonstrates full comprehension of Sinatra’s ability to phrase with consummate precision… The Springfield Republican