Brian McQueen is a bass-baritone living in New York. A frequent performer of recital, concert, and opera, Brian made is operatic debut as Thierry in Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites with the Lyric Opera Theatre at Arizona State University. He also performed the role of the Peruckenmaker in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with the same company. Other roles include Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen with the Janiec Opera Company, Balthazaar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors for the South Carolina Governor’s School of the Arts' Winter Series,  both Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute and John Shears in Benjamin Britten’s Paul Bunyan with Miami University Opera. In concert, Brian performed at both the Manchester Literary Festival and Poetry International(London, UK) as the bass soloist in the premiere of WISTERIA, poetry by Kwame Dawes and music by Kevin Simmonds. Additionally, Brian was featured recording of selected songs from WISTERIA for BBC Radio. Brian worked again with both Dawes and Simmonds, performing as the bass soloist for the premiere of Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica, commissioned by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis. Other concert performances include the bass soloist in Kurt Weill’s Das Berliner Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. He was most recently heard as the bass soloist with the Richmond Choral Society in Staten Island(June ’16). As an actor, Brian was featured in the premiere of Alexandro Segade's "Future St." at the "We're Watching" series at Bard College(April, '16) & The Broad Museum in Los Angeles, CA(June, '16). He can be seen in the upcoming performance of C Bain's "Here, Serpent" at Dixon Place in NYC. Brian is a 2017 fellow with Emerging Leaders in New York Arts.




Jan 16

Cleopatra in C Bain's "Here, Serpent" at Dixon Place, New York, NY

This play is an adaptation of Atony & Cleopatra and personal reveal on stories of being queer & trans, considering suicide, dragging white privilege, and love.

Purchase tickets: www.dixonplace.org 

Lend support for the cast and their DIY efforts here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/here-serpent-transgender

APR 15

Recital with pianist Kyle Parker,

Location TBA

Coming Soon




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Brian McQueen is a bass-baritone, sometimes an actor, currently living in New York City. He is obsessed with puppies, poetry, all things music, traveling. Raised by a southern belle in Columbia, South Carolina, Brian has a great disdain for chewing gum in public. If you'd like to get under his skin, send photos/videos of yourself chewing gum & blowing bubbles. 

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