Having the distinction of making debuts at three of the four theaters at New York's Lincoln Center, Matt Morgan is rapidly establishing himself as the tenor to watch. His New York debut came as Don Gomez in Weber's Die drei Pintos with Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra. The very same season, his New York City Opera debut occurred in the world premiere of Charles Wuorinen's Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Following these successes, Mr. Morgan debuted with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah.
The current season sees Mr. Morgan returning to the Florentine Opera to create the role of Charles Drouet in the world premiere and recording of Aldridge and Garfein's Sister Carrie. He also returns to the Sanibel Island Music Festival for The Gershwins and Favorite French Composers, and serves as the Associate Musical Director and Vocal Director for the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance's production of Spring Awakening.
Highlights of his 2015-2016 season include a return to the Florentine Opera for his first Goro in Madama Butterfly, a return to the University of Florida Opera Theatre for Rodolfo in La Boheme, the tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with Dance Alive USA, and a concert of La Boheme and La Traviata Highlights with First Coast Opera. Continuing to expand his artistic footprint he served as Musical Supervisor/Vocal Director for productions of Into the Woods and Godspell for Apex Theatre Studio and as Vocal Director for University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance's production of The Drowsy Chaperone.
The 2014-2015 season saw his company and role debut with the Florentine Opera as Eddie Fislinger in Elmer Gantry, Handel's Messiah with the Boise Philharmonic, and a return to the Allegheny Valley Concert Association for concerts of Italian and Musical Theatre favorites. In addition he served as Music Director/Vocal Director for SMTE's production of The Wizard of Oz and Apex Theatre Studio's production of Spring Awakening and Godspell.
In the 2013-2014 season Mr. Morgan appeared with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance in their season opening spectacular singing the West Side Story Suite and selections from Candide. He also celebrated Britten's 100th birthday by making his debut with the Sarasota Ballet singing Britten's Les Illumination. Mr. Morgan continues his season with a return to the Jacksonville Symphony for their production of Le Nozze di Figaro, the creation of the role of Marco Polo in Stella Sung's The Red Silk Thread, and a return to Britten's Les Illuminations with the Sir Frederick Ashton Festival.
For the 2012-2013 season Mr. Morgan made his role and company debut in the title role of Candide with Amarillo Opera, makes his debut with the Boise Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah, and returns for the 3rd consecutive season to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for Verdi's Otello. He continues to diversify his exciting career as vocal director for productions of Beauty and the Beast and Bloody bloody Andrew Jackson. He will be a featured teacher for Command Performance Broadway Intensive as well as a Master Class presenter for both the North Florida NATS, Southeastern Louisiana University, and at Players by the Sea Theater School.
In the 2011-2012 season Mr. Morgan returns to Avery Fisher Hall as the tenor soloist in Jazzetti's Il profilo della vita e della fede attraverso le note, the Jacksonville Symphony as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah and as the featured soloist for their New Years Eve concert. Additionally he debuts with the Dayton Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah, performs the role of Max in Lend me a Tenor alongside television legend Jamie Farr, returns to the role of Tamino in the Magic Flute in Santa Fe with Maestro Joe Illick, returns to off-broadway in the Title role in the premiere of Big Jim and the small time investors, makes his New Jersey Symphony Orchestra debut as the tenor soloist in their Gilbert and Sullivan Gala, and headlines the major Italian festivals of Milwuakee, Tampa, and Vandergrift.
He has performed at New York City Opera for four consecutive seasons to great audience and critical acclaim in a variety of repertoire ranging from Rameau's Platee to works of the 20th century. Most recently he appeared in their new production of The Pirates of Penzance where Mr. Morgan was as an “endearing and loveable” Frederick “with the right hero looks and a wonderful tenor voice”. Among his many appearances at Lincoln Center his other New York successes include his remarkable portrayal of Britten’s anti-hero in Gotham Chamber Opera’s wildly successful production of Albert Herring.
Outside of New York City, Mr. Morgan has appeared with Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Colorado, Fort Worth Opera, Portland Opera, New Orleans Opera, Dayton Opera, Toledo Opera, and many others in a variety of repertoire. His performances have included Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ramiro in La Cenerentola, Romeo in Romeo et Juliette, as well as many works of modern opera and musical theater. A much sought after interpreter of this repertoire he has most recently starred at New York City Opera as Frederick in their new production of The Pirates of Penzance, after previously taking part in their premieres of The Mines of Sulphur, and The Little Prince. He also appeared recently with Fort Worth Opera as Curly opposite Anthony Dean Griffey in Of Mice and Men and as Tony in West Side Story with New Orleans Opera.
His busy concert schedule has taken him to sing with some of the country's leading symphony orchestras and concert organizations including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the American Symphony Orchestra, the National Chorale, and the Bard Music Festival in a variety of repertoire ranging from the works of Handel to music of the 20th century.
During the 2008-2009 season, Mr. Morgan made debuts at Opera Colorado as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Greenwich Music Festival as Der Soldat in Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and Sacramento Opera as Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance. After successes as Laurie in Little Women, he returns to Dayton Opera as Camille in The Merry Widow. He also makes return appearances at Avery Fisher Hall for performances of Handel's Messiah, Opera Theater Pittsburgh, and the Johnstown Symphony 80th.
In the 2009-2010 season Mr. Morgan returned to New York City Opera for Chabrier's L'etoile, create the role of Hamlet in Herschel Garfein's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, made his role and house debut as Faust with Opera Idaho, the tenor soloist in Dvorak's Stabat Mater with Danbury Symphony, a new productions of Bernstein's Mass with The Virginia Arts Festival, continued the creation of the role of Pan in Kamran Ince's new opera The Judgement of Midas, and made his role debut as Nadir in Bizet's Pearl Fishers.
In the 2010-2011 season Mr. Morgan made his company debuts with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra as Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance, Syracuse Opera as Nanki Poo in The Mikado, makes his role debut as Ruggiero in La Rondine, and created the role of Pan in Kamran Ince's opera The Judgement of Midas. On the concert stage he made is Kennedy Center debut with the Washington Chorus as the tenor soloist in Mahler's Das Klagende Lied, appeared with Opera Idaho, Milwaukee's Festa Italiana, the Allegheny Valley Concert Association, and in the PBS television special Opera Masters. Additionally he returns to Avery Fisher Hall, the Jacksonsville Symphony, and the Dayton Philharmonic as the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah. He rounds out his year appearing as a guest master teacher Pittsburgh, Louisiana State University, and, Idaho.
Equally at home on television as he is on the stage, Mr. Morgan is currently featured on three PBS television specials. Matt Morgan in Concert, which has been awarded two international television Accolade Awards; Opera Louisiane, alongside operatic superstars Susan Graham and Paul Groves; and the newly released Opera Masters. His esteemed reputation as a crossover artist has made him a favorite performer for many public and private organizations, allowing him to perform for countless heads of state and captains of industry.
Mr. Morgan tours North America regularly, most recently playing to crowds of tens of thousands at the two largest Italian festivals in North America- (Milwaukee Festa Italiana and the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival). As a recording artist his DVD’s and CD’s are distributed internationally and are carried by every online music service and music seller worldwide. Mr. Morgan is an alumnus of the Pittsburgh Opera Center, National Opera Company, and Louisiana State University.