Kansas City based tenor Brian Sussman has been commended for his strong emotive voice and dynamic stage presence. A native of New York City, Brian recently ended his tenure as the Tenor Principal Vocal Artist at Heartland Sings in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was featured in well over 100 performances ranging in genre from classical and musical theatre to jazz and pop.
Brian has been a featured soloist on both the concert and operatic stage. As a concert artist he has performed the tenor solos for Charpentier’s Misse de Minuit pour Noël, Bach’s Was frag ich nach der welt, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem. Brian’s operatic credits include Francis Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Leo Hubbard (Regina) The Spanish Governor/Cacambo (Candide), Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Donald Hopewell (Gallantry). A proponent of new music, Brian was a founding member of the Kansas based contemporary vocal ensemble The Meadowlark Project.
In addition to awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Brian was the recipient of an encouragement award from the Metropolitan National Council in January 2019. Brian holds a BM in Vocal Performance from the University of Wyoming and an MM in Voice from the University of Kansas.