BRIAN DOUGHERTY, tenor, is active as a soloist and ensemble singer. Recognized for his beautiful and expressive singing, he enjoys a varied career on the concert, opera, and cabaret stage. Oratorio credits include solo engagements with the Mostly Mozart Festival, American Symphony, the Clarion Music Society, the Dessoff Choirs, Berkshire Bach Society, Melodious Accord, Music Before 1800, New York Concert Singers, Philomusica, and the Westminster Choir. Brian has performed in theatrical and operatic productions with FringeNYC, West End Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Berkshire Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College.
In recent seasons, Brian has toured the United States with Peter Schickele performing in P.D.Q. Bach and Peter Schickele: The Jekyll and Hyde Tour, What’s Your Sign? and 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence. He has appeared as A-Rab in West Side Story, Suites Nos. 1 and 2, with the New York Philharmonic; at BAM in Sir Jonathan Miller’s critically-acclaimed staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion; with Sting and lutenist Edin Karamazov performing selections from Songs from the Labyrinth for XM satellite radio’s Artist Confidential series; and in the American premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s oratorio Ecce Cor Meum, at Carnegie Hall. He was a member of the Cockney Quartet in a semi-staged production of My Fair Lady, starring Kelsey Grammer and Kelli O’Hara with the New York Philharmonic, and performed with Alice Parker in her chamber opera Songs for Eve as part of the Mohawk Trail Concert Series.
As an ensemble singer, Brian has appeared with many of the world’s premiere symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Moscow Virtuosi, London Symphonietta, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He performs regularly with Voices of Ascension, the New York Choral Artists, Concert Chorale of New York, the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Musica Sacra, Manhattan Voices, among others.
Brian’s discography includes recordings on the Naxos, Nonesuch, Gothic, Delos, Teldec, Wildflower, and Original Cast labels. Brian is a featured soloist on both My Love and I and Singers Glen, with the Musicians of Melodious Accord; performed on the three-time 2005 Grammy Award winning recording of John Adams’ On the Transmigration of Souls with the New York Philharmonic; and on Judy Collins’ Portrait of an American Girl. His television credits include HBO’s acclaimed mini-series Angels in America, PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, and NBC’s Today.