|Anthony P. McGlaun is noted for his clarity
of tone, musicality and expressive delivery of text. Mr. McGlaun, a
Detroit native, received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morehouse College
and a Master of Music from the University of Northern Iowa. Returning
to Detroit Mr. McGlaun joined the faculty of Marygrove College, where he
served as Director of Vocal Activities and Assistant Professor of Music until
2009. In addition he was a member of the Michigan Opera Theater Chorus.
In 2008 Anthony was invited to become an Apprentice Artist with Michigan Opera Theater, for whom he sang the roles of Uncle Yakuside in Madame Butterfly and Remendado in Carmen. In the fall of 2009, Mr. McGlaun relocated to New York City to pursue a full-time performance career, which immediately found him in a national tour of Porgy and Bess. That same year he was heard as Tenor soloist in a National broadcast of Messiah. Career highlights include a debut at the prestigious Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, singing the role of Robert in Hin und Zurürck, about which The New York Times remarked “…a telling, if too brief, showcase…” and “…amusingly characterized and well-sung.” In his debut with Skylight Music Theatre he sang Sporting Life in their production of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, PoPo in the Chicago premiere of Troubled Island, and Robert in the world premiere of Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom, composed by Nkeiru Okoye. Most recently he was heard as Giuseppe in La Traviata (cover Alfredo) for Boheme Opera (NJ). In April 2014 he made hisl debut with Townsend Opera (CA) as Eddie in the world premiere of Tawawa House, written by Zenobic Powell Perry.
Mr. McGlaun is a much sought after soloist, recitalist, lecturer and Master Class presenter throught the USA. He specializes in the Negro Spiritual and work of African-American composers.
McGlaun is also a member of Associated Solo Artists, a non-profit organization that provides artistic interdisciplinary programs to children, teachers, businesses and social establishments across the globe.