Dubbed “smashing” by Ben Brantley of the New York Times, Richard Troxell brings equal parts charm and international operatic experience to the stage wherever he performs. To look at him, one would not think he has a 25-year career that spans across the great opera houses of the world.
Not your “normal” opera singer, Troxell’s career has ranged from the starring role of Pinkerton in Martin Scorcese’s Sony Film of Madama Butterfly to appearing as a regular guest on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; from climbing out of the sewers of Seville as Don Jose at the Sydney Opera House in Carmen to singing the Star Spangled Banner for Major League Baseball’s ALCS Championship opener; and from being a dwarf at Avery Fisher Hall in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg to joining forces with the divine Broadway legend, Melissa Errico, in the critically acclaimed Encores revival of Do I Hear a Waltz by Rodgers and Hammerstein and again this year in the Bay Street Theater’s Production of Kiss Me Kate.
An extremely versatile singer, Richard Troxell runs the gamut of musical genres, as audiences can hear in his recordings of opera, sacred music, Broadway and jazz, to his performances at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. He has worked with a wide range of great musical artists, including James Conlon, Lorin Maazel, Erich Kunzel, Keith Roberts, Plácido Domingo, Jeff Tyzik, Anton Coppola, Steven Mercurio, Quest Love, and the Roots.
When he is not recording, performing, or touring, he can be found in his pine forest building a three-story tree house, hanging 300-foot zip lines for his “kids,” or cooking dinners for 35 of his closest friends. Richard Troxell resides in the countryside of Chester County, Pennsylvania with his family: Lisa, Wilder, and Shane.