David Hughey Orange


Lauded by critics as “Golden-toned”, “Honey-voiced”, “First class”, and “Vocally stunning”, David Hughey is quickly gaining notable recognition as one of the world’s most versatile rising stars. From the Broadway stage to the world’s preeminent opera houses and concert halls, this young performer is an intuitive artist whose stage prowess encompasses a variety of genres.

After making his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning revival of the Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess, Mr. Hughey joined the Broadway First National Tour in the role of Jake, and was recently featured on the soundtrack to the Oscar Award winning feature film, 12 Years A Slave.

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hughey has appeared both in the U.S.A. and abroad in major opera houses including: San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden, Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Cleveland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Utah Festival Opera, and New York City Opera. His roles include Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Schaunard (La Boheme), Amida (L’Ormindo), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Peter (Hansel and Gretel), Jake (Porgy And Bess), Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore), Il Mandarino (Turandot) and Morales (Carmen).  Dually acclimated to the Musical Theater stage, he has also performed a number of crossover roles including: Sporting Life (The Gerswhins’ Porgy And Bess), Harry Easter (Street Scene), Bernardo (West Side Story), Rapunzel’s Prince (Into The Woods), Tin Man (The Wiz), The Arbiter (Chess), Father (Children of Eden), and Al (Most Happy Fella).

As a concert artist, the young singer has also garnered international recognition as a sensitive and passionate interpreter of song and oratorio. He continues to appear in concerts and recitals throughout the United States, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Japan, and Argentina in pertinent works such as Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Fauré Requiem, Brahms Requiem, and Carmina Burana.

Noted also for his unique background in the world of dance, David has studied and performed with the world’s leading vernacular and world dance artists including: Papa Susso (Gambia, West Africa), Fatala (Gambia, West Africa), Grupo Afro Cuba de Matanzas (Cuba), La Escuela de Bomba y Plena (Puerto Rico), and Accane (Brazil).

He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and a Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a Rodgers and Hammerstein Scholar.



Pelléas Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy
Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini
Fiorello Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rossini
Billy Budd Billy Budd Britten
Aeneas Dido and Aeneas Purcell
Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos R. Strauss
Eisenstein Die Fledermaus J. Strauss
Falke Die Fledermaus J. Strauss
Guglielmo Cosi fan tutte Mozart
Ping Turandot Puccini
Schaunard La Boheme Puccini
Dancaïro Carmen Bizet
Morales Carmen Bizet
Amida L’Ormindo Cavalli
Harry Easter Street Scene Weill
Henry Davis Street Scene Weill
Melchior Amahl and the Night Visitors Menotti
Jake Porgy and Bess Gershwin


Bernardo West Side Story Bernstein
Rapunzel’s Prince Into The Woods Sondheim
Father Children Of Eden Schwartz
Harry Easter Street Scene Weill
Henry Davis Street Scene Weill
Tinman The Wiz Smalls
Sportin’ Life Porgy and Bess Gershwin
Jake Porgy and Bess Gershwin
Al Most Happy Fella Loesser


Carmina Burana Orff
Ein deutsches Requiem Brahms
Requiem Fauré
Elijah Mendelssohn
Messiah Handel
Theodora (Valens) Handel


Ich habe genug (BWV 82) Bach
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (BWV 56) Bach
Five Mystical Songs Vaughn Williams
Don Quichotte À Dulcinée Ravel
Old American Songs Copeland
Dover Beach Barber


“My Lord, Sunshine,” 12 Years a Slave Soundtrack

2nd Caller & Chorus

“There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon For New York”

Porgy And Bess by Gershwin

“Let’s Stay Together”

by Al Green

The Renaissance Concert Series

Lake Avenue Church (Pasadena, CA)


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