Personal website: www.jeffreymcevoy.com
American baritone Jeffrey McEvoy serves as assistant professor-in-residence of voice and opera at the University of Connecticut where he teaches voice and is the resident stage director of opera. Originally from the greater Chicago area, Dr. McEvoy is at home in concert, music theater and operatic repertoire and has been commended for his performances of French and Italian baritone roles as well as dramatic interpretation of twentieth century music.
In recent appearances, Jeffrey originated the role of Billy Boggs in the premier performance of the new opera Holy Ghosts for Boston's Berklee School of Music, music by Larry Bell based on the play of Romulus Linney. In addition to singing as baritone soloist in Carmina burana for the Newburyport Choral Society, Jeffrey recently debuted with The Mostly Baroque Players of Hartford, CT performing Handel's Judas Maccabeus and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. He was also pleased to work with Riverside Theatre Works of Boston in their production of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte as Guglielmo and as guest artist with University of Connecticut's Opera Theater as Gabriel Eisenstein in their production of Die Fledermaus.
Celebrated roles include multiple performances as Masetto in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte and Escamillo in Carmen. To great acclaim, Jeffrey has sung both roles of Figaro and the Count in Le nozze di Figaro, Germont inTraviata, Ramiro in L'Heure Espagnole, Polonius in Hamlet, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible, Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia as well as numerous supporting roles throughout the country. Highlights of previous seasons include contracts with regional companies such as Connecticut Opera, Opera Boston, Commonwealth Opera, Kansas City Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lake George Opera, Glens Falls Symphony, Newbury Choral Society, Nashua Choral Society, Boston Opera Collaborative and Boston's OperaHub.
Noteworthy milestones include engagements as a resident baritone artist with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, a studio artist position with Sarasota Opera and summer apprenticeships with both Lake George Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera. Jeffrey holds his Doctorate of Musical Arts in vocal performance from the University of Kansas, Master of Music in Opera from Wichita State University and Bachelor of Art in music as well as Bachelor of Science in Biology from John Brown University. He has been a Kansas City district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and first place winner in the Midwest District of the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in both the Graduate and Senior Men divisions. Jeffrey has previously taught at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas, Boston's Walnut Hill School of the Arts and currently spends his summer on voice faculty at the Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, MA.