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 Before Night Falls, Florida Grand Opera  Photo: Ben Werley

Before Night Falls, Florida Grand Opera

Photo: Ben Werley

Described as “an artist of almost terrifying magnetism” (New York Observer) and praised for his "clear and robust" tenor (Opera News), Michael Kuhn is a versatile singer/actor specializing in the fields of opera, musical theatre and concert works. Recent career highlights have included two Off-Broadway runs of Vid Guerrerio’s critically-acclaimed ¡Figaro! 90210 as Basel, Lázaro in Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls with Florida Grand Opera and Gabriel von Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Houston’s Opera in the Heights, a performance hailed by The Houston Press as “polished, soignee and hot to trot”. Later this season, Michael returns as a soloist with The Carolina Philharmonic and makes his debut with On Site Opera as Podestà in Mozart’s The Secret Gardner

Michael has performed with companies such as Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Central City Opera, Virginia Opera, The Princeton Festival, Syracuse Opera, Brooklyn’s LoftOpera and Opera in the Heights. With a special passion for new music, Michael has participated in several workshops, scenes and premiers with the Center for Contemporary Opera, American Lyric Theatre, Baltimore’s CenterStage and notably with the Foundation for Filipino Artists in the U.S. premiere of Spoliarium at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Equally at home in broadway repertoire, Michael has been seen recently as Mr. Erlanson in A Little Night Music, Padre in Man of La Mancha and Tobias in Sweeney Todd. In the concert realm, Michael was heard both nationally via broadcast and in Jordan Hall in the premiere of Illuminessence, prayers for peace, a Vatican-commissioned oratorio performed as part of The New England Conservatory’s ten year memorial concert for September 11th. He has performed as a soloist with The Carolina Philharmonic, Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Symphony by the Sea and Bourbon Baroque and the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn in works such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Michael is a native of Crofton, MD and currently resides in New York City. He is an alumnus of New England Conservatory (MM Vocal Performance) and Syracuse University (BM Music Industry).