Jon Lee Keenan
Tenor JON LEE KEENAN is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. Influenced at a young age by his father, a versatile saxophonist, Jon cultivated an interest in a variety of musical styles. In 2005, Jon moved to Southern California to pursue a career in classical singing and a degree in Vocal Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music. Recent highlights with the Los Angeles Master Chorale include the role of Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah, and Hugo Distler’s The Story of Christmas. In recent seasons, Jon has helped create several new exciting characters through collaborations with The Industry including Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (music by Andrew McIntosh) and Little Monk in Brecht’s Galileo (music by Andy Akiho). Recent highlights include appearances with Orange County’s Pacific Chorale as the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion; tenor soloist in Mozart’s Laut Verkünde unsre Freude conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; and the role of Gunner in the widely-acclaimed operatic adaptation of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds. Upcoming appearances include Bach’s Magnificat with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and All is Calm with the San Diego Opera.