July 23, 24m, 27, 29, 30m
American baritone Clayton Brown is a native of Dallas, Texas currently living and performing in New York City. Hailed for “physically and vocally selling the song like no other” (Broadway World), Brown has had a stage career ranging from musical theater and opera to concert and jazz/gospel. Previous Ash Lawn Opera performances include Elder McLean in Susannah and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof. His most recent musical theater credits include Fredrik in A Little Night Music with Manhattan School of Music and Man #3 in Putting It Together with St. Petersburg Opera. Recent opera roles include Marcello in La bohème in the historical Teatro Signorelli in Italy, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Providence, Balstrode cover in Britten's Peter Grimes with Chautauqua Opera and Dr. Peyron in Bernard Rands’s Vincent with Opera America. Over the past year, his concert work has included the baritone solos of Brahms’ Requiem and Fauré’s Requiem with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian and Duruflé’s Requiem with Morristown Presbyterian. Brown was a soloist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the United States tour of the Abyssinian Mass led by the esteemed trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis, which is now available for purchase on iTunes. Upcoming performances include a cabaret with Jeanne Lehman French at 54Below and a return appearance with St. Petersburg Opera in their production of Into the Woods as The Baker.