Overton Moyle

Overton Moyle (1906-07)

[Born Uttoxter, Staffordshire 4 Feb 1876, died New York City Jan 1937]

Walter Henry Overton Moyle joined the D'Oyly Carte Repertory Opera Company on tour in November 1906, giving "tryout" performances as the Sergeant Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard, in anticipation of the First London Repertory Season at the Savoy. He passed muster and was cast as Meryll when Yeomen opened the Season on December 8, 1906. He remained with the Company for the full season, adding Antonio when The Gondoliers was revived in January 1907, and Private Willis when Iolanthe joined the repertoire in June. When the London season ended so did Moyle's association with the D'Oyly Carte.

Moyle toured America in 1908, appearing that year at New York's Knickerbocker Theatre as Herman in the musical comedy The Girls of Gottenberg, and ultimately emigrated to the United States in 1910. He continued to perform as a vocalist in Gilbert & Sullivan and other works, touring with various repertory companies.

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