Vocalist - Baritone
Acclaim
 
Don Giovanni - Lyric Opera of the North

"Lee Gregory's LOON debut as Leporello, Don Giovanni's assistant, is a resounding success. Gregory's rich baritone voice resonates throughout the evening. He shows a flair for mugging, juggling and using a variety of props during 'Madamina, il catalogo è questo.'"

Lawrance Bernabo, Duluth News Tribune
The Invention of Morel - Long Beach Opera

"Andrew Wilkowske (Fugitive) and Lee Gregory (Narrator), the twinned leads, bedraggled castaways with corroding skin, were effectively disturbed and piercing."

Timothy Mangan, Opera News
'As One' gets transcendent Southern California premiere

"The singers Gregory and Bond almost dance their way through these roles in constant movement."

Eric A. Gordon, People's World
Long Beach Opera’s Thoughtful 'As One'

"Lee Gregory and Danielle Marcelle Bond have previously appeared onstage together, in Gavin Bryars’ 'Marilyn Forever,' yet another out-of-the-mainstream piece presented by Long Beach Opera. They’re a perfect match here, with fine voices, flexible movement and grace, and both operatically quite expressive. It’s a joy to watch them."

Bondo Wyszpolski, Easy Reader News
The Invention of Morel - Chicago Opera Theater

"We see the Narrator (the excellent baritone Lee Gregory) pouring his confusion and fears into a diary."

Thomas Gladysz, Huffington Post
Lone Star Lyric Festival Continues to Shine

"Baritone Lee Gregory, playing the anchor role of John, has a robust instrument and stage eloquence that easily filled the MATCH space.... Happily returning for the second time that day, Lee Gregory (as Robert Benchley) continued to prove that his voice has a lot of color to play with."

Sydney Boyd, Houstonia Magazine
Marilyn, Norma Jean Live In Opera

“Lee Gregory, memorable as the Captain in LBO’s ‘The Death of Klinghoffer,’ excels here as multiple aspects of Marilyn’s male counterparts. By turns a rehearsal director who may or may not be Billy Wilder and husbands Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, Gregory sings with firm, beautiful tone and acts with utmost conviction.”

Jim Ruggirello, Gazettes (CA)
Long Beach Opera offers a brooding 'Marilyn Forever'

“A single male role, Rehearsal Director, transforms into her several lovers (including Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio, though they are never named).... Lee Gregory sang the male parts with a fresh eloquence.”

Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register
Long Beach Opera unveils intriguing, passionate ‘Marilyn Forever’

“Lee Gregory plays all the men in Monroe’s life, the rehearsal director (based on Billy Wilder) and her three husbands, most notably Arthur Miller, the last and the one who helped Monroe find her intellectual self. Gregory conveys the authority that Monroe seemed to be seeking in her life, the acceptance she never seemed to find.”

John Farrell, Long Beach Press-Telegram
THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER - Long Beach Opera

“We were well served musically. The cast was excellent. Lee Gregory made a noble Captain.”

Timothy Manga, Opera News
Klinghoffer Ode Packs Powerful Drama
“At the center of the action, Lee Gregory made a compelling Captain.”
Jim Ruggirello, Long Beach Grunion Gazette
Long Beach Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' illuminates world
“The great final confrontation between the ship's captain, baritone Lee Gregory, and Marilyn Klinghoffer, soprano Suzan Hanson, was ferocious. The captain had tried to assuage the terrorists but lost control and failed.”
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
The Death Of Klinghoffer - Long Beach Opera
“The Long Beach cast is excellent, as is the large chorus that intones the opera’s all-important choruses, which allow the story to transcend the level of a news flash on CNN. In many ways the opera is a memory play, during which the captain relives the incident in an attempt to understand and reconcile the role he played in it. Lee Gregory plays the captain of the Achille Lauro, a man caught in the middle of a disastrous situation.”
Jim Farber, San Francisco Classical Voice
The Fall of the House of Usher
“Baritone Lee Gregory repeated his mellifluous William, an assignment he previously essayed at Nashville and Long Beach, for this, his third outing in Usher (and how many singers can say that?) He was good in Nashville and even better here. Gregory's lyric baritone registered beautifully in William's music, and his agitated style dovetailed with this production very nicely.”
Mark Thomas Ketterson, Opera News
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER - Long Beach Opera
“The cast was uniformly excellent — Lee Gregory as William (the narrator in Poe).”
Timothy Mangan, Opera News
Chicago's Non-Lyric Opera Scene
“As William, who finds himself overcome by the anxiety and paranormal delusionsengulfing the forbidding Usher house, Gregory offered a potenet mix of innocence and dawning awareness.”
Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
Chicago Opera Theater's 'Usher' launches an exciting new era
"Baritone Lee Gregory conveys William’s own combination of innocence and desire with a compelling voice and stage presence."
Andrew Patner, Chicago Sun-Times
COT opens season with a mixed Chicago debut for Glass's "Usher"
“The cast was largely inspired … serving the music well. Lee Gregory was a firm-voiced and solid dramatic presence as William, Roderick’s friend who gradually becomes ensnared in the secrets and seductive madness of the Usher mansion.”
Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review
Chicago Opera Theater steps through a Glass, darkly
“Lee Gregory sings with a strong baritone and believably conveys the panic William feels as events spiral ever more crazily out of his control.… As Roderick, tenor Ryan MacPherson lets us see, and be touched by, the humanity beneath the overwrought basket-case depicted in the text.”
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
The Fall of the House of Usher (Chicago Opera Theater)
“MacPherson and Gregory have a great vocal chemistry.”
Clint May, Chicago Theater Beat
Long Beach Opera's curious take on Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher
“Baritone Lee Gregory and tenor Ryan MacPherson were both excellent as William and Roderick.”
Ted Ayala, Bachtrack
Latest Opera Performance Changes Preconceptions
“Lee Gregory sang and acted powerfully and effectively as William.”
Jim Ruggirello, Gazettes (CA)
Long Beach Opera charts 'The Fall of the House of Usher'
“Baritone Lee Gregory and tenor Ryan MacPherson were fine as William and Roderick, respectively.”
Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times
'The Fall of the House of Usher' by Philip Glass at Long Beach Opera
“The visitor to the Usher mansion (William, superbly sung and acted by baritone Lee Gregory)…”
Dave Gregson, Opera West
The Fall of the House of Usher: Opera Review
“Gregory anchors the action steadfastly as the narrating character, yet exhibits a tonic ambivalence that allows the audience to share his perspectives.”
Myron Meisel, Hollywood Reporter
NIXON IN CHINA - Eugene Opera
“Gregory excelled as a young, vibrant Nixon, mastering the tricky rhythms of the pop-inspired ‘News’ aria and the extended legato of ‘Fathers and sons, let us join hands,’ singing with consistent tonal beauty.”
Mark Mandel, Opera News
Version of 'Nixon in China' a Gamble That Pays Off Big
"Lee Gregory played Nixon with vocal subtlety and his usual virile acting."
Marilyn Farwell, Eugene Register Guard
'La Boheme' by Michigan Opera Theatre still electrifies

"The secondary roles of Colline (Andrew Gray) and Schaunard (Lee Gregory) were also sung with distinction, especially contributing to the pathos of the final scene."

Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press
Best When It's Tangy, Not Sweet
"Standouts included baritone Lee Gregory as the pompous dragoon Carl-Magnus."
Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal
A new family-friendly opera and Sondheim's evergreen Night Music...
"Lee Gregory brings a ramrod military posture and a handsome baritone to Desiree's current lover, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm."
George Loomis, The Classical Review
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