Kenneth Kamal Scott

KENNETH KAMAL SCOTT, lyric tenor with excellent coloratura abilities, is a seasoned performer who has participated in many arenas of America's artistic world, including the dance. A consummate recitalist, Mr. Scott and pianist, Gerald Brown, performed in concert at Merkin Hall, New York City in October of 2004. Mr. Scott's recital repertoire focuses on German art songs, particularly Strauss, the Schumann Dichter Liebe , Neopolitan art songs, French art songs, and art songs by American composers of the 19 th and 20 th centuries, including African American art songs and spirituals. He has been a guest artist with the Boston Pops under John Williams, the Virginia Beach Pops, and the New Jersey Philharmonic singing Uriel in Haydn's Creation . He sang lead tenor in the Messiah and in Phantom of the Opera Excerpts, Nevada Symphony productions, Sportin' Life in Porgy and Bess with the Virginia Opera and Opera Ebony, and tenor with Three Mo' Tenors at the Di Capo Opera Theater. Operatic roles include Brighella and Tanzmeister in Ariadne Auf Naxos, supporting role in Rachel la Cubana, Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia, and the Duke in Rigoletto.

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Mr. Scott's extensive performing career includes, Faculty Recital at Sarah Lawrence College, The Roland Hayes Legacy for the Performing Arts Concert , portraying Roland Hayes in the prime of his career , The Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah. Shirley Eustis Concert Series, A Concert in Tribute to Roland Hayes , Shirley Eustis House, Boston, MA. New England Spiritual Ensemble, tenor and soloist. New England Cancer Foundation Benefit Concert Series , guest artist for three years. Renaissance en Noir Concert Series , solo recitals at Trinity Auditorium, 139 West 91 st Street, New York City; The Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA; Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City; St. Paul's Church, Boston, MA; First Parish Unitarian Church, Brookline, MA. Tenor Soloist, First Parish Unitarian Church, Brookline, MA. Faculty Recital, Brookline Music School, Brookline, MA. Role of the 'Griot' in "Black Nativity" at the Fitzgerald Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. Tenor soloist for the First Church of Christian Science, Las Vegas (5 Years), Soloist for the 12 th Church of Christian Science, New York City (10 years). Tenor Soloist, Stars Spangled Banner for the New York Mets, 3 years in a row. Mr. Scott's Broadway credits include Hello Dolly , Guys & Dolls , Two Gentlemen of Verona , and most notably, the starring role of the 'Wiz' in the original Broadway company for five straight years and in the recent revival of the same production in Houston, Texas at the Theater Under the Stars.

In addition to performing in concert, Mr. Scott is an accomplished vocal teacher, devoted to the Art of Bel Canto singing and techniques to develop both the beauty and longevity of the voice. In the late 1980's he established the Kenneth Scott Vocal Theatre Inc., a company of singers comprised of his students and various guest artists, as an entity to support new singers. Many of his students are accomplished performing artists in their own right, working in current Broadway and other musical venues. Mr. Scott, who has vocal studios in both New York City and Boston, was a guest professor in the vocal department at Sarah Lawrence College for two years, on faculty at the Brookline Music School, Brookline, MA, and is presently teaching a Jazz Cabaret Class and private voice lessons at the New School University in Manhattan, NY.

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