Duane Sullivan

Since 1982, Duane Sullivan has been involved in show business as professional actor and singer/musician. After graduating from the New England Conservatory in 1990 as vocal performance major, he made the performing arts his full time profession.


Theatrically, Duane has appeared nationally in Forever Plaid in over 470 performances. He also performed and produced Forever Plaid in downtown Boston in the Terrace Room at the Park Plaza Hotel. His other major credits in addition to performing Forever Plaid include the major role of Frederic in Pirates of Penzance at the Worcester Foothills Theatre.

Duane is also a charter member of the Showstoppers organization in Scituate, MA, appearing in numerous musicals and plays in Scituate and throughout New England, as well as Colorado and Florida. Since 1999 Duane has been involved with Comedy Theatre Productions, performing as an actor and musician in interactive murder mysteries for public and corporate entertainment.

As a musician, Duane has been singing and playing his guitar in nursing homes, retirement communities, and adult day care centers. In the 1980’s, he was sponsored by the Norfolk-Bristol Ambulance Service to perform music as a customer service for their clients. After this, he became a member of Paul Wiggin’s organization MUSE Inc., Music Serving Elders, and based in Newton, MA. This association expanded Duane’s contracts with over 250 senior facilities in the Eastern Massachusetts region.

Duane’s musical style and repertoire are derived from his study of classical music; his immersion into musical theater, his love of rhythm and blues, his church musical experience; as well as from his extensive elder generational performances singing pop songs from the Gay Nineties to the present day.