Goulet, Robert (Gerard )
- S. Timothy Maloney
(b Lawrence, MA, Nov 26, 1933; d Los Angeles, Oct 30, 2007). American baritone and actor. After studying voice with Herbert Turner and Jean Létourneau in Edmonton, and george Lambert and Ernesto Vinci at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, he competed in talent showcases broadcast on CBC radio and television in the early 1950s, and began to win roles in theatrical, musical comedy, and operatic productions in Toronto, Stratford (ON), Ohio, and on CBC-TV. His first major success came as Sir Lancelot in Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot (Toronto, Boston, and New York, 1960), and the ballad “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot remained his signature song thereafter. Widely considered the leading baritone of his generation, he went on to star in Broadway, touring, or TV productions of Brigadoon (which won an Emmy), Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, La Cage aux Folles, Man of La Mancha...