Cedric Cannon, Baritone

Cedric Cannon
Cedric Cannon, BaritoneRenowned for his versatility as a performer, American baritone Cedric Cannon is equally at home on the operatic, musical theater and concert stages. Cedric recently appeared with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, NY and also sang with the Israel Kibbutz Orchestra. Since his professional concert debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cedric has appeared with The Filarmonica De Montevideo (Uraguay), The Illinois Philharmonic, The Polish Radio Orchestra, Oakland, Savannah, Springfield, Eastern Connecticut, Saskatoon (Canada) and the Rekjavek (Iceland) Symphonies. He has also appeared as a guest soloist at the Pushkin Festival, Moscow. Cannon performs regularly with pianist Leon Bates, and wife, La-Rose Saxon, in concert performances of Gershwin on Broadway and Gershwin by Request. Cannon’s combined talents have been seen on the musical theater stage throughout North America, Asia and Europe. He played the roles of Hamilton Lightfoot/Menuki in the off-Broadway production of In Dahomey starring Shirley Verrett.

Other theater credits include his role of Old Deuteronomy in Cats in Hamburg, Germany, Pish-Tush in the Mikado, starring Steve Allen, Husky Miller in Carmen Jones, Billy Bounce in the New York premiere of Leroy Jenkins’ jazz opera Three Willies, Caid in Fangs with the New York Musical Theater Group, The Governor and Innkeeper in the National Tour of Man of La Mancha, and starred as the Pirate King in the Pirates of Penzance. Cannon made his Broadway debut as Sir Sagramore in the Music Fair Production of Camelot starring Robert Goulet. He has performed with the Oakland Opera Company’s productions of The Barber of Seville, Madame Butterfly and La Boheme. Cedric performed with the San Francisco Pocket Opera where he debuted the title role of Eugene Onegin, Caspar in Der Freischutz and the role of Lord Cecil in Mary Stuart. Mr. Cannon has performed in productions of Porgy and Bess with the Houston Grand Opera in the role of Jake, with the Grand Rapids Opera, Edmonton Opera, Carolina Opera, and New York City Opera in the role of Crown, Metropolitan Opera in the role of Robbins and sang his first Porgy at the Frankfurt Opera singing with the New York Harlem Opera. Since then he has sung the role of Porgy throughout North America, Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Cannon’s television and film credits include Raw Nerve, Cosby, Oz, All My Children, As the World Turns and Another World.

Cedric Cannon Performs I Got Plenty O’ Nothing from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

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