Brian McQueen

Brian McQueen (they/them) is an operatic bass and voice instructor residing in New York City. They have appeared with the Lyric Opera Theatre of Arizona State University, Miami University Opera, Janiec Opera Company, and Trilogy: An Opera Company, and most recently as a guest in concert with New Camerata Opera. As a recitalist, Brian has served as Artist in Residence with the Tohno International Arts  Association (Japan), Manchester Literary Festival, Poetry International (London), Poetry Press Week, and The Metropolitan Opera Guild. Brian holds a BA in Music from the University of South Carolina, an MM in Voice Performance from Miami University of Ohio, and is an alumnus of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. As a performer, Brian seeks to marry their artistic pursuits with their social activism. As an actor Brian has performed in Alexandro Segade’s Future St. at both the We’re Watching series (Bard College residency) as well as in the series Tip of Her Tongue (Broad Museum). They were most recently seen playing the role of Cleopatra in Here, Serpent (Dixon Place, NYC), a trans-gender liminal experimental theatre piece devised  by both Brian and actor C. Bain. Brian returned to ChaShaMa as artist-in-residence for 2019-2020 season after their 2018 debut in their original performance piece “We Wear the Masc”, presented by ChaShaMa in their Anita’s Way performance space. Brian is a 2017 fellow with Emerging Leaders in New York Arts, a finalist in Opera Ebony’s 2021 Benjamin Matthews Voice Competition, and currently serves as Artistic Liaison for ChaShaMa.

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