Actor and tenor who was a mainstay of The Savoy Company for many years, specializing in operettas by Gilbert & Sullivan, such as The Gondoliers, The Grand Duke, Iolanthe, Patience, Princess Ida, The Sorcerer, Utopia Limited, and The Yeoman of the Guard.
Another group he has been involved with is Concert Operetta Theater, for which he has played a variety of roles, including Baron Koloman Zsupan in Countess Maritza, Marquis de Cascada in The Merry Widow, Massakroff in The Chocolate Soldier, Sergei Mentschikoff in The Count of Luxembourg, and Von Asterberg in The Student Prince.
In January 2007, he took a straight acting turn as Reverend Hale in The ActorsNet of Bucks County’s presentation of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
He returned to familiar territory in 2008 and 2009, performing highlights from Gilbert & Sullivan with The Topsy Turvy Troupe and appearing as Captain Corcoran in The Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore. He has performed in other RVCO offerings, as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado and Richard Dauntless in Ruddigore. In 2011 he appeared in Doubt, A Parable in Philadelphia and in 2014 had a role in Incorruptible in Skippack, PA. In 2016 he won the Best Character Award at the 24th Gilbert & Sullivan International Festival for his portrayal of Major General in Pirates of Penzance with the Savoy Company.
Ross has also been a member of The Philadelphia Singers, the chorus-in-residence of The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Here he is Ross performing “Drink, Drink, Drink” from The Student Prince by Sigmund Romberg….