Tenor singer known for his performances in Grammy-winning operas like The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In 2011, he was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.
He majored in Literature and Vocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music before attending the prestigious Julliard School.
He is known for his humanitarian work, serving as a member of the Mental Health Associates of the Triad.
His parents were furniture factory workers.
He played the lead role in Igor Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex in 2011.