Noel discovered his love for American musicals with the 1978 release of the film, Grease. He started pursuing the arts and theater as a hobby. It wasn’t until he saw a touring production of West Side Story and the San Francisco company of The Phantom of the Opera, that he finally realized his true passion: performing. Noel’s love affair with the performing arts began.
Noel began his Bay Area Theatre career in the spring of 1997 when he was cast in Douglas Morrison Theatre’s production of Guys & Dolls at the age of 23. In 2003, he became a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional stage managers and actors. From chorus boy to leading man, Noel has enjoyed every opportunity given to him.
Noel is a four time nominee of the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award and a recipient of the 2011 award for best featured actor in a musical for his work in She Loves Me, as well as the 2012 Shellie award for best supporting actor. When not on stage, Noel sings in concert halls, for various galas, fundraisers, weddings, nightclubs and in 2010, had the honor of singing the National Anthem for the World Champion San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.