3 Redneck Tenors
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm
LCCCA’s spring season opens with The 3 Redneck Tenors. These guys are a new
breed in the “tenor genre” and their musical comedy featuring classically
trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall - down home
laughs with big city music!
Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning
composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan
Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on "America's Got Talent",
audience favorites in Branson Missouri and have been thrilling audiences
everywhere for over a decade.
Matthew Lord is a native of California, and is recognized as a versatile
performing artist with a voice capable of encompassing repertoire ranging from
the 18th Century to the contemporary compositions of today. His stage work is
consistently praised for its naturalness, intensity, and commitment.
Additionally, Lord has performed in nearly every major opera house in the United
States. He made his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in January 2004 in Boris
Godunov. Lord also performed in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Phantom of the Opera as
Piangi in the Hamburg, Germany production. Lord’s other concert appearances
include engagements with the Detroit Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the San
Francisco Symphony and Santa Fe Symphony to name a few. He is a proud graduate
of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center.
Blake Davidson is an award-winning singer who has performed all over the world,
and whose range of experience includes opera, symphony, and musical theatre. He
has been presented in solo concerts at NYU, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and
the Tokyo Opera House. Davidson has sung with the Anchorage Opera, the Dallas
Opera, the Dallas Symphony (on whose Christmas CD he is the featured soloist),
the Fort Worth Symphony, and The Florida Orchestra. Performances outside the US
include New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia and the Filharmonico de Jalisco
(Guadalajara, Mexico). Early in his career he was seen off-Broadway at 2nd
Stage, and as the ringmaster for the Shrine Circus.
Jonathan Frugé has been hailed as “always funny”, “always good for a smile”, and
“gripping” in his vocal performances. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Jonathan holds
a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Masters of Music in Vocal
Performance from Texas Tech University. Mr. Frugé's credits include choral and
solo performances at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Chamber Orchestra, the
Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Meyerson Symphony Center of Dallas along with
over 20 featured solos as a student at Texas Tech. Prior to joining the 3
Redneck Tenors, Jonathan performed more than 20 leading roles, 3 original
premiers, 4 regional tours, multiple concert appearances, and as Billy Bob in
the first licensed production of The 3 Redneck Tenors.
Watch a video preview.
Visit the 3 Redneck Tenor’s website.