Daniel Mackey (bass) is excited to be back performing with the lakeside singers. After studying vocal performance (Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University) and vocal pedagogy (Northeastern Illinois University), Dan ventured into the world of theme parks and is currently performing as a vocalist, dancer, vocal director and illusionist at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL. He also teaches at a private voice studio and works as a freelance recording artist. Dan would like to thank Bob Bowker for his overall brilliance and direction.
Robert Heitzinger, baritone, is an original member of Lakeside Singers. He is Chair and Associate Professor of Voice at Northeastern Illinois University, where he received three Faculty Excellence Awards in the area of Research and Creative Activities. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University and has performed around the world in concert and operatic venues, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Festival de Musica de Canarias in the Canary Islands, the Grant Park Symphony, Light Opera Works and Chicago Opera Theatre. Other credits include the Broadway production and the National and European tours of the Tony award winning musical "Evita," the critically acclaimed "She Always Said, Pablo" at the Kennedy Center and the Goodman Theatre, "Forbidden Broadway" at the Gaslight Club, two holiday tours with Perry Como and many other musical theatre credits in the Chicago area. He is also been a studio musician, where he has performed a wide range of musical styles and genres. Robert is also in demand as a clinician and has given vocal master classes in Europe, Asia and the United States.