Meet Shane Treloar, the 12-year-old crooner from Pittsburgh who sang almost as soon as he could talk! He sings all genres, loves Broadway tunes the best, and can belt out the National Anthem like nobody’s business. At the age of 7, he made his stage debut singing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” for his elementary school’s talent show. His promising voice pulled the audience to him and their thunderous applause confirmed for Shane that the stage is his place and connecting to the audience through song is his calling.
Seeing a gift, veteran Broadway star of “42nd Street” fame, Karen Prunzik, invited Shane to study as a Triple Threat at her Broadway Dance Studio. He is now in his fourth year learning the disciplines of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and Acting under the direction of Ms. Prunzik and another Broadway legend, Lenora Nemetz. The studio also introduced him to Etta Cox, a highly regarded vocalist and entertainer in Pittsburgh. He has had the good fortune of developing his golden voice with her for the past two years.
In preparation of one day becoming a Broadway performer, Shane is part of Ms. Prunzik’s traveling performance company, Pittsburgh’s Broadway Stars. This group enables him to entertain audiences with song and dance throughout the region in major venues such as Light Up Night and the My Macy’s Holiday Parade. He also shares his talent with charitable organizations, singing at fundraisers for St. Barnabas, Make-A-Wish, March of Dimes, St. Jude, Relay for Life, and Art Rooney’s American Ireland Fund. Pittsburgh’s professional sports teams, The Pirates (MLB) and the Penguins (NHL), have Shane sing the National Anthem at their regular season games. Recently he sang America the Beautiful for the 2012 Pirates Home Opener and was featured as a soloist in the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s popular Mother’s Day Concert.
Thanks to the talented and experienced mentors Shane has been gifted with, he performs with a stage confidence that has brought him many awards and accolades these past three years from the industries finest talent competitions such as Access Broadway, Onstage New York, and Kean Quest. Most notably are the Triple Threat, Exceptional Stage Presence, Judges Choice, Audience Choice, and Outstanding Vocals awards as well as Scholarships with Ron DeVito’s Access Broadway and Joe Lanteri’s NYCDA Summer Intensive.
Shane’s performances have attracted the attention of local print and broadcast news media. He has enjoyed a feature story and interview on WTAE evening news, highlights on ESPN Sports Center and MLB.com, a feature and interview showcasing his vocal and tap dance abilities on KDKA’s Pittsburgh Today Live and public radio’s The Saturday Light Brigade, as well as a “Newsmaker You Should Know” article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette West Section, a “Young Achiever” article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and a Feature Cover story in Allegheny West Magazine.
He has made a number of trips to New York City at the direct request of casting directors to audition for “A Christmas Story”, “Matilda”, “Billy Elliot”, “Fly”, “Newsies”, and “Pippin”. Each time, he makes it to the final calls and continues to get closer to making his dream come true!
Look for many more exciting things to come from this young songster as he continues to sing and dance his way toward that Broadway stage!