He is a
baritone born in the United States who took his musical studies at the
Jacob School of Music at Indiana University.
venturing out in his professional career as a singer he made his debut with
Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops
Orchestra. He performed with
them again when the orchestra appeared at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People.
A regular opera
and operetta/musical performer some of the roles he has played include Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen, Belcore
in L’Elisir d’amore
by Donizetti, Mercutio in Romeo et Juiliette by Gounod, Guglielmo and Count Almaviva in
Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and
The Marriage of Figaro respectively as well as Marcello in La Boheme and
Madama Butterfly both by Puccini. These performances along with others
in the musicals/operettas Iolanthe, The
Merry Widow Rose Marie and Sweeney
Todd have been with opera companies in many American cities such as Chatauqua, Central City, Cleveland, Fresno, Indianapolis,
Nashville, New Orleans, Palm Beach and Washington among others.
He has featured
in many stage and television productions including two national tours of
Camelot where he played Lancelot and appearing in Germany in the Cats 10th Anniversary production in Hamburg where he played Old Deuteronomy. He was also in the BBC’s
documentary Kurt Weill
in America: I’m a Stranger Here Myself where he made an
appearance with Judy Kaye and the PBS broadcast Pops at the Phil: A Century of Broadway where he performed with
the Naples Philharmonic and Frederica von Stade.
course of his successful career to date he has appeared on national and
international stages with majors orchestra that have included the Baltimore
Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the
Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rochester
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony among others. He has also made guest appearances at
several music festivals in the United States.
No stranger to
the studio, some of his recordings include his own Christmas Once More and Timeless
Broadway along with the complete recordings of Linda Eder and the world premiere recording of Peter Pan by Leonard Bernstein,
Recently he appeared
with the Collegiate Chorale at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City for An Evening of American Operetta and in March 2011 he appeared in
concert with the pianist Scott Woolley in Heroes to Villains: From Broadway to
Hollywood. He has also
appeared with his wife who is the soprano Heather Narducci.