Gary SimpsonActor, Baritone

Metropolitan Opera Principle Artist Gary Simpson will be seen as HOBART SHOWALTER in HBO/Cinemax’s new series “The Knick”. Mr Simpson will be recurring in season 2 for 5 episodes. Gary can also be seen as PRITSCHISCH in “The Merry Widow” at the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of Susan Stroman. He sang SWEENEY in “Sweeney Todd” at the Globe Theater in Odessa Texas with and also sang IAGO in Verdi’s “Otello” with the Kalamazoo Symphony. Gary was just seen in the American Premier of the opera “Matsukaze” in the role of THE MONK at the Spoleto Festival this summer. He also performed THE MONK at the Lincoln Center Festival. Gary performed with Phillip Bosco for the Shakespeare Marathon with the New York Shakespeare Festival. He was seen as MILES GLORIOSUS in “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” with TheatreZone, in Naples Fla. Gary sang MEPHISTOPHELES in “Faust” with Opera Naples, SWEENEY in “Sweeney Todd” with the Nevada Opera, SCARPIA and PIZZARO in Frankfurt, Germany and also IAGO with the Arizona Opera.
Mr Simpson sang Holländer in “Der Fliegende Holländer”, his fifth production, in Cape Town, South Africa. Gary sang HOLLÄNDER at the BNO,Bucharesti Romania, the Statni Opera Prague, Czech Republic, the Manaus Opera Festival in Manaus Brazil, as well as with the Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii. He has sung IAGO with the Kalamazoo Symphony, Minnesota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, THE OTELLO PROJECT (designed By Kathy Olsen and Mr Simpson) and with the Opera Orchestra of New York as well as Arizona Opera.
Gary has worked with;
The Metropolitan Opera – Palm Beach Opera- Deutsche Oper Berlin- Theater Hagen- Bucharest National Opera- San Fransisco Opera- Los Angeles Opera- Statni Oper Prague- Opera Lyra Ottawa- Opera Naples- Hong Kong Grand- Arizona Opera- Shanghai Grand Theater- Colombo Sri Lanka- Houston Grand Opera- Seattle Opera- Open Air Gars- Hawaii Opera- Tulsa Opera- Nevada Opera-
Gary worked for two seasons as a Firefighter for the US Forest Service, Payette Forest, New Meadows District and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.