Brian Mulligan is an American operatic baritone. Brian’s family immigrated from the Irish County of Leitrim, and he was born in Endicott, NY. since Brian was born in the United States he holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. Brian has been interested in theater and performing since high school. He was 17 when he first began singing. His first role was as Motel Kamazoil in Bock’s “Fiddler on the Roof” and Tony in Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” Mr. Mullligan went on to study at Yale and the Juilliard School. In 2003, Brian made his debut while a student at Juilliard at the Metropolitan Opera in Die Frau ohne Schatten
Since his first performance Brian Mulligan has gone on to perform in some of the worlds greatest opera houses. Including the San Francisco Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Brian has also performed with many of the finest orchestras in America. He performed in A Sea Symphony with the Cleveland Orchestra, Songs for Adam with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and in Carmina Burana with the Baltimore Symphony.
He has gained much critical acclaim in his career, such as his performance of Richard Nixon in Nixon in China with the San Francisco Opera, and Enrico in the David Alden production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Canadian Opera Company. In 2008, Irish America Magazine listed you as one of the “Finest in Dance, Music, and Acting” of the the Top 100 Irish Americans.
Most recently, Brian has performed in Amfortas in Parsifal at Oper Frankfurt, Chorebe in Les Troyens, and Renato in Un ballo in maschera at the San Franciso Opera. Brian hopes to someday sing the title role in Sondheims Sweeney Todd, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.