Dallyn Vail Bayles in Concert

By Sally Jack
Contributing writer
San Juan County residents are in for a treat April 19 when Broadway touring veteran Dallyn Vail Bayles presents his production, Anthem of Hope: An Evening of Broadway.
The concert will be held Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the San Juan High School auditorium in Blanding. The concert is sponsored by Kigalia Fine Arts and features songs from Les Miserable, Phantom of the Opera, Man of La Mancha, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and many others.
Dallyn will be accompanied by professional musician and composer, Roth Boothe, on the piano.
A professional actor, singer, recording artist, and teacher, Dallyn is an accomplished artist with a beautiful tenor voice and an impressive repertoire of performances in theater, film, and as a concert soloist.
Perhaps what San Juan County residents will love best about Dallyn Bayles is that he is a small town boy with local roots.
His father, Kelly Bayles, grew up in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School.
Dallyn’s parents, Kelly and Vicki, established, owned, and operated The Tamarisk Restaurant in Green River, UT, where Dallyn was raised.
Dallyn’s grandparents, Grant and Helen Bayles, were also Blanding-ites for many years.
As a descendant of Hole-in-the-Rock pioneers, Dallyn’s roots go deep into the red earth of San Juan County.
“I honor and respect the heritage I have,” he relates. “I am the third great-grandson of early San Juan pioneers Jens and Kirsten Nielson, and Platte De Alton and Adelia Robison Lyman; and the second great-grandson of John E. and Margaret C. Nielson Adams; and Ole Hanson Bayles and Evelyn Lyman Bayles.”
And, he adds with a smile, “I know the meaning of the word sticky-ta-to-ity! I love to come back here, to be in a place that is very special to me, and to share my talents with the people of this community.”
“Sticky-ta-to-ity” is a phrase coined by Dallyn’s grandfather Jens Nielson, meaning “stick to it!” a phrase he often used to encourage himself and other pioneers to keep going when the going got tough.
Bayles graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Music Dance Theatre and completed a Masters degree in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory.
He has performed in theaters across the country including Hale Center Theater, Beckett Theater in New York City, The Eccles Theater, Tuacahn, and Carnegie Hall.
As an actor he has delighted audiences in a variety of roles: Phantom, Raoul and Andre in The Phantom of the Opera; Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music; King Triton in The Little Mermaid; Rochester in Jane Eyre; Emile de Becque in South Pacific; John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel; the Beast in Disney’s When you Wish, and Godfrey Cass in the world premiere production of The Weaver of Raveloe, to name a few.
On film, Dallyn portrays Brigham Young in Green Flake, and Hyrum Smith in both Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration, and Emma Smith: My Story.
His recordings are featured in the films 17 Miracles and Ephraim’s Rescue.
Dallyn has been featured as a guest soloist with the Tabernacle Choir, Music and the Spoken Word, the Utah Symphony, and Emmy Award winning and Grammy-nominated composer Kurt Bestor.

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