As one of our youngest members, Second Tenor Tyler Beltran, 20, brings MenAlive new opportunities to reach a younger audience. After moving from Palm Springs to Orange County, Tyler searched us out on YouTube and has been welcomed into the MenAlive family with open arms.
Tyler has performed since he was two years old. Starting with acting, then musical theatre through his church, he became addicted to the rush of performing and hasn’t stopped since. He is now one of our featured dancers, and if you saw our VonTrapped performance, you might recognize him as the energetic “dancing Maria” in Act One.
The youngest of six children, Tyler grew up in Palm Springs. His entire family is supportive. His mother has been to a few shows, and is thrilled her son has found something that makes him so happy. Ever the optimist, Tyler says his happiness in singing with MenAlive is actually the result of not being accepted at his top choice university. Otherwise, “I would never have found MenAlive, or been at the place I am now”.
Though he came into the chorus with the impression of a rigorous schedule, the relaxed and social aspect of the chorus has had its benefits as well. As a firefighter, Tyler’s father was away from home for much of his childhood, but MenAlive has provided numerous surrogate fathers to fill the void. That support, along with the friendships and the community outreach the chorus participates in, make it an incredibly important part of his life.
Along with being an optimist, Tyler is a dreamer. When asked what he has yet to accomplish in his life, he said, “I haven’t won a Tony yet. Or an Oscar. Hopefully Liza can help me”.