Laura Botkin: Houston Loses a Promising Opera Singer and Voice Coach

Laura Botkin died Sunday.
Laura Botkin died Sunday.
Photo by Jeff Howie

As reported this morning on Hair Balls, Houston opera singer Laura Botkin, 27, was killed late Sunday in a car crash in Lubbock.

The Rice Shepherd School graduate was a voice coach at HITS Theatre.

Botkin appeared in Houston Grand Opera's Your Name Means the Sea, as well as the recent production of Avenue Q at Country Playhouse.

A review of the musical on Art Attack praised her performance as Kate Monster, saying she played the role with "spot-on sprightliness."

It's a sad week for Houston's art community, which also lost renowned lighting artist Jeremy Choate.

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