Gary SimpsonActor, Baritone

Metropolitan Opera Principle Artist Gary Simpson returns to The Met for the 2017-2018 MERRY WIDOW. Gary can be seen as HOBART SHOWALTER in seasons 1 and 2 of HBO/Cinemax’s series “The Knick”. Gary was also seen as PRITSCHISCH in “The Merry Widow” at the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of Susan Stroman, which is available on DVD. Mr. Simpson sang SCARPIA at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, HOLLÄNDER in “Der Fliegende Holländer”, his fifth production, in Cape Town, South Africa. Gary sang HOLLÄNDER at the BNO, Bucharesti Romania, the Statni Opera Prague, Czech Republic, the Manaus Opera Festival in Manaus Brazil, as well as with the Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii. He sang SWEENEY in “Sweeney Todd” at the Globe Theater in Odessa Texas, Nevada Opera and Augusta Opera. Hagen, Germany saw Gary as guest artist for a season singing FALSTAFF in Verdi’s “Falstaff” a role he also sang in Washington DC at the Summer Festival at GW University. He sang IAGO in Verdi’s “Otello” with the Kalamazoo Symphony. He has sung IAGO with the Arizona Opera, Minnesota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, THE OTELLO PROJECT and with the Opera Orchestra of New York. Gary was just seen in the American Premier of the opera “Matsukaze” in the role of THE MONK at the Spoleto Festival. He also performed THE MONK at the Lincoln Center Festival. Mr. Simpson sang SCARPIA in “Tosca” and AMFORTAS in “Parsifal” with Seattle Opera. Gary performed with Phillip Bosco for the Shakespeare Marathon with the New York Shakespeare Festival. He was seen as MILES GLORIOSUS in “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” with TheatreZone, in Naples Fla. Gary sang MEPHISTOPHELES in “Faust” with Opera Naples.
Gary has worked with;
The Metropolitan Opera – Palm Beach Opera- Deutsche Oper Berlin- Theater Hagen- Bucharest National Opera- San Fransisco Opera- Los Angeles Opera- Statni Oper Prague- Opera Lyra Ottawa- Opera Naples- Hong Kong Grand- Arizona Opera- Shanghai Grand Theater- Colombo Sri Lanka- Houston Grand Opera- Seattle Opera- Open Air Gars- Hawaii Opera- Tulsa Opera- Nevada Opera-
Gary worked for two seasons as a Firefighter for the US Forest Service, Payette Forest, New Meadows District and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

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