Gary Simpson

Gary Simpson is a Metropolitan Opera Principal Artist, SAG/AFTRA, Actors Equity and AGMA member. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera, Seattle Opera, The Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Seattle Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hagen Germany, Gars, Austria, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Gozo Malta, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2023 he sang KURVENAL in Act 1 and KING MARKE for Acts 2 & 3 in “Tristan Und Isolde” with the Eugene Symphony. He sang BARON ZETA in the “The Merry Widow” with the Knoxville Opera. Gary sang his third production of “Elisir D’Amore” as DULCAMARA with Charleston Opera Theater.

Mr. Simpson sang in the “The Merry Widow” with Renée Fleming at the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Susan Stroman, which is available on DVD. Gary returned to The Metropolitan Opera again for PRITSCHISCH in “The Merry Widow” with Susan Graham as The Widow. Gary can be seen as “HOBERT SHOWALTER” in the Cinemax show, “THE KNICK,” seasons 1 & 2 directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Clive Owen. Gary sang “Der Fliegende Holländer,” with the Manaus Opera Festival- Manaus Brazil, directed by Christoph Schlingensief and available on DVD at Amazon.com.

Gary sang DULCAMARA with Opera Maine, the Indianapolis Opera and the Charleston Opera. Gary sang GIANNI SCHICCHI with the LA Opera and as “Artist in Residence” with Odessa College’s production of “GIANNI SCHICCHI.”

Gary sang the American premier of the opera “Matsukaze” in the role of THE MONK at the Spoleto Festival as well as with the Lincoln Center Festival. Gary has sung MIGUEL de CERVANTES from “Man of La Mancha” multiple times as well as MILES GLORIOSUS in “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum.” He performed with Phillip Bosco for the Shakespeare Marathon with the New York Shakespeare Festival, singing the FALSTAFF aria from “Falstaff.”

Mr. Simpson sang SCARPIA in “Tosca” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Sao Paulo Brazil, Gars Austria, the Seattle Opera, Augusta Opera, Tampa Bay Opera, Shreveport Opera. He sang HOLLÄNDER in “Der Fliegende Holländer” in Cape Town, South Africa, at the BNO- Bucharesti Romania, the Statni Opera- Prague, Czech Republic, the Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gary sang at Carnegie Hall with the Opera Orchestra of New York as ROGER in Verdi’s “Jerusalem” as well as ST. BRIE in “Les Huguenots,” both available on FIORI Records. He sang PIZZARO in Beethoven’s “Fidelio” at the summer Musikfest in Frankfurt. He sang SWEENEY in “Sweeney Todd” at the Globe Theater in Odessa Texas, Nevada Opera and Augusta Opera. Mr. Simpson sang AMFORTAS in “Parsifal” with Seattle Opera.

Hagen, Germany invited Gary as a guest artist for a season singing FALSTAFF, in Verdi’s “Falstaff.” Gary has sung IAGO in Verdi’s “Otello” with the Kalamazoo Symphony, Arizona Opera, Minnesota Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, THE OTELLO PROJECT and with the Opera Orchestra of New York. Gary sang MEPHISTOPHELES in “Faust” with Opera Naples.

Gary is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and worked for two seasons as a Firefighter for the US Forest Service, Payette Forest, in New Meadows, Idaho.

Gary Simpson


HBO/CINEMAX – THE KNICK – With Juliet Rylance