As an outstanding crossover singer whose musical theater talents equal his flair for opera, John Dooley’s singing was recently hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “a warm, supple baritone.” On the operatic side of his career, Mr. Dooley originated the roles of Lysander in Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: opera a cappella and Johnny in Todd Goodman’s Night of the Living Dead, as well as the American Premiere of Ashmodeus in Jonathan Dove’s Tobias and the Angel. He has sung with Portland Opera, Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, Amarillo Opera, Opera Delaware, Opera Memphis, Opera San Antonio, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Opera Saratoga, Opera Roanoke, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Opera on the James and The Microscopic Opera.
A member of Actors’ Equity, Mr. Dooley most recently appeared in Carousel with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, which culminated in an Emmy-nominated broadcast on PBS as a part of “Live from Lincoln Center” starring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, and Stephanie Blythe. He was also featured in The Best of Sondheim with the Utah Symphony opposite Faith Prince, Alice Ripley, and Gregg Edelman, and A Musical Christmas Carol with Pittsburgh CLO. He has worked with Arizona Broadway Theater, Theater at Monmouth, Playhouse on the Square and South of Broadway Theatre Company.