B i o g r a p h y
Kevin Grace is a musical artist with a breadth of experience and demonstrated skill in the various disciplines of vocal music, including Opera, Musical Theater, Liturgical and Popular Song. Kevin Grace's depth of aptitude as a singing actor has enabled him to appear on stage at many venues, including but not limited to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, The Kimmel Center, New York City Center, and St. John the Divine. As a musical performer, Mr. Grace plays several instruments but specializes in low brass and has fourteen years of experience as a choral conductor.
Kevin began studying voice and trombone at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA where he earned a BA in Music Performance, as well as NJ and PA certification in K-12 Musical Education . After graduating, he became involved with Opera International, a program affiliated with Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. There he was given a full scholarship to attend an intensive Young Artists program with veteran Soprano Antoinetta Stella in Fuggi, Italy.
Kevin began building an active career at many opera, concert, and recital venues throughout the east coast region. In 2005, Kevin made his debut as Happy in La Fanciulla del West with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center.
As a principal opera singer, Kevin has appeared with the New York Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Roanoke Opera, Boheme Opera, Bronx Opera, New Rochelle Opera, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, Light Opera of New Jersey, Hudson Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, Caramoor International Festival, and the Belleayre Music festival. Some of his most notable roles are Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Papageno in The Magic Flute, Schaunard in La Boheme, Morales in Carmen and Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Dr. Malatesta Don Pasquale , Belcore in L'Elisir D'Amore, and Count Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music.
As a Concert soloist, Kevin has performed solos with the Westfield Symphony, VoxAmaDeus (Phila), The Canterbury Chorale (NYC), Connecticut Master Chorale, Ars Musica Chorale, Middletown City Chorale, Luzerne County Chorale, The Stonewall Chorale, Trenton Choral Society, Schuylkill Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra. His most notable concert works include Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Weihnachts-Oratorium, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Kevin is also gaining popularity as a musical theater performer and multi-instrumentalist. Most recently, he received rave reviews for his portrayal of The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in St. Petersburg Opera's production of Into the Woods. This past December, he used his multi instrumental skills playing the trombone, euphonium, trumpet, and singing the role of Sir Lionel in Capital Repertory Theaters production of Camelot. In 2014, Kevin made his second appearance with New York City Center Encores in their well received production of The Most Happy Fella.
Kevin is the Cantor of song and choir conductor at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Elmwood Park, NJ.