“Neither scenery nor intricate lighting is required when a singing actor of his caliber takes the stage…” declared the Chicago Sun Times. Hailed as one of the "Faces to Watch" and “…one of a new breed of opera singers…” Kenneth Gayle is accumulating accolades in a growing career in opera, concert and stage.
Equally at home in a variety of musical styles and genres, national credits include performances with LyricOpera of Chicago, Ravinia Music Festival, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony and Opera Idaho, to name a few.
As a cast member of the staged concert Three Mo’ Tenors, Mr. Gayle appeared on the FOX Television broadcast of the 2004 NAACP Image Awards.
Now a resident of Houston, TX, local credits include performances with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the Mukuru: Arts for AIDS Series, Three Mo’ Tenors, and the premiers of his one-man musical journeys, “One Voice” and “One Voice, One Heart…Revealed”.
May 2007 also marked the release of “Revealed”, a new studio recording featuring the original music of Gary Norian.
Upcoming highlights of Mr. Gayle’s 2008 season include: the North American premier of Tobias and the Angel with Opera Vivente in Baltimore, MD (www.operavivente.org), Born to Sing at the Strathmore Music Center in Bethesda, MD (www.strathmore.org), Artists in Exile with the Post Classical Ensemble in Maryland (www.post-classicalensemble.org), and the Southwestern premier of Fragments from Augustine the Saint at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, TX (www.rothkochapel.org).