The American tenor, Brian Dougherty, obtained his Baachelor of Music degree in Voice from Westminster Choir College of Rider University.
Brian Dougherty is active as a soloist and ensemble singer. Recognized for his beautiful and expressive singing, he enjoys a varied career on the concert, opera, and cabaret stage. Oratorio credits include solo engagements with the American Symphony, Clarion Music Society, Dessoff Choirs, Berkshire Bach Society, Melodious Accord, Music Before 1800, New York Concert Singers, Philomusica, and Westminster Choir. He has performed in theatrical and operatic productions with FringeNYC, West End Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Berkshire Opera, and Spoleto Festival USA.
In recent seasons, Brian Dougherty has appeared as A-Rab in West Side Story, Suites Nos. 1 and 2, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra; at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Sir Jonathan Miller’s critically-acclaimed staging of J.S. Bachʼs St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244); with Sting and lutenist Edin Karamazov performing selections from Songs from the Labyrinth for XM satellite radio’s Artist Confidential series; and in the American premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s oratorio Ecce Cor Meum, at Carnegie Hall. He was a member of the Cockney Quartet in a semi-staged production of My Fair Lady, starring Kelsey Grammer and Kelli O’Hara with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and performed with Alice Parker in her chamber opera Songs for Eve as part of the Mohawk Trail Concert Series. He debuted with Professor Peter Schickele in February 2009 in P.D.Q. Bach & Peter Schickele: The Jekyll and Hyde Tour.
As an ensemble singer, Brian Dougherty has appeared with many of the world’s premiere symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He performs regularly with Voices of Ascension, New York Choral Artists, Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola, Musica Sacra, Manhattan Voices, among others. He is a founding member and co-artistic director of Manhattan Voices, a 12-voice chamber ensemble dedicated to the concept of "musical democracy," working without a conductor.
Brian Dougherty discography includes recordings on the Naxos, Nonesuch, Gothic, Delos, Teldec, Wildflower, and Original Cast labels. Brian is a featured soloist on both "My Love and I" and "Singers Glen", with the Musicians of Melodious Accord; performed on the three-time 2005 Grammy Award winning recording of John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and on Judy Collins' Portrait of an American Girl. His television credits include HBO’s acclaimed mini-series Angels in America, PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, and NBC’s Today. Brian is an accomplished cabaret performer. His latest, bouncing around inside his head, is currently in development.