Lecturer, voice, voice pedagogy
BM Vocal Performance - Baylor University
MM Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy - University of Houston
Lee Gregory is a baritone with a wide and varied repertoire, and is quickly becoming known for his ability to embody his characters. The Nashville Scene acclaimed his Mercutio as “…performed with a resonant baritone that readily captured his character’s arrogance and swagger,” and Opera News praised his Mercutio as “... nearly ideal.”
Lee Gregory’s 2011-12 season currently includes singing the role of Silvio in I Pagliacci with the Arizona Opera Company and as Richard Nixon in Nixon in China with Eugene Opera. In the 2010-11 season he returned to Michigan Opera Theatre to sing Schaunard in La Bohème, sang the title role in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Capriccio.
In 2009-10 Lee Gregory sang Silvio with Opera Omaha, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with Eugene Opera, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia with Toledo Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Columbus, Carl Magnus in A Little Night Music in a return to Opera Theatre of St. Louis, William in Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher with Nashville Opera, and Prince Paul in Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, opposite Stephanie Blythe, with Opera Boston. Recent highlights include his debut with Opera Pacific as Schaunard in La bohème, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore with Opera Naples; a recital at Bates College with soprano Kelly Kaduce; appearances with Boston Midsummer Opera as Escamillo in Carmen, in an evening of staged arias and ensemble selections entitled “Tales of Offenbach,” and a production entitled “The Marriages of Mozart”; Marcello in La bohème with ProCantus Lyric Opera; an appearance with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Bernstein repertoire; his New York City Opera debut as Moralès in Carmen; Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette with Toledo Opera and Nashville Opera; Mr. Marshall in Regina at Bard’s SummerScape Festival; John Brooke in Little Women with Dayton Opera; and the title role in Don Giovanni and Melchoir in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Opera Company of Brooklyn.
As a regular performer with American Opera projects, Lee Gregory has collaborated with new playwrights and composers, performing their works in progress. An avid recitalist, Mr. Gregory made his Boston debut performing a recital with the Hammond Concert Series. He also added to his many musical theater credits with a gala concert celebrating Richard Rodgers’ centenary in a concert with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.
A winner of the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition, Mr. Gregory has participated in a number of prestigious training programs including San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program and the Western Opera Theater Tour, Aspen Music Festival, Cincinnati Opera’s Apprentice Artist Program, and the Des Moines Metro Opera Tour. He is also the recipient of the Dean Goodman Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theater for John P. Wintergreen in Of Thee I Sing with Lamplighters Music Theater.