Dr. Lee Steward


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Tenor, Dr. Lee Steward, has performed musical theatre, opera, sacred, and lieder concerts around the world. His spinto tenor, described as both "bold and beautiful," lends itself to a variety of repertoire, but most especially English language works. His singing career had an auspicious beginning, as he performed with international film and Broadway stars Gregory Hines and Stephen Schwartz, as well as with Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim, on A&E Television's presentation of "A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim." He has sung with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Carolina, Utah Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Berkshire Opera, and the Bronx Opera. He has performed art song and lieder concerts around the U.S. and internationally, in Salzburg, Austria and Okinawa, Japan. Lee has performed as soloist in several oratorios and sacred works including J.S. Bach Weihnachtsoratorium, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, and Britten Rejoice in the Lamb. While a visiting professor at Ithaca College, he gave the world-premiere performance of song cycles by the eclectic New York City composer, Gerald Busby, including “Emotion,” with original text by Tony Award winner, playwright, Craig Lucas. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Lee has sung roles with Opera San José, West Edge Opera, West Bay Opera and North Bay Opera; most notably, Edgar in Puccini's Edgar and Martin in Aaron Copland's The Tender Land. He also sang as a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus for four seasons. 


Dr. Steward currently sings, accompanies, and conducts a wide range of concert performances in the SF Bay Area.  You can view some of his performances on: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-steward/