Vocal exercises warm up the voice. You have to do them every day for 10 to 15 minutes, and you will see a difference. Russell did. He once sang “Stars” 23 times in one night. I don’t know a lot of musical theatre people who could do that.
-- Roberta Duchak

Roberta Duchak, 46, musical director at Drury Lane Oakbrook, trained Russell Crowe for his role as Javert in the film Les Misérables, out Dec. 14.


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