We’re doing a series that celebrates some of the very best voices for their vocal ranges, with a primary focus on (but not limited to!) theatre. Many will be well-known, while others you may not have heard of (until now). Hopefully, these lists will showcase a wide variety within the vocal classifications, to show there is no single way to create beautiful art!
Here are 10 baritones that are glorious gifts to the world!
In no particular order…
Andrew Varela (LES MIZ, PIRATES OF PENZANCE, CATS, SWEENEY TODD)
George Hearn (SWEENEY TODD, CAMELOT, 1776)
Norm Lewis (LES MIZ, SWEENEY TODD, PORGY AND BESS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)
Merwin Foard (ANNIE, ALADDIN, SOUND OF MUSIC)
Leslie Odom, Jr. (HAMILTON)
Michael James Leslie (THE WIZ, SWEENEY TODD, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS)
Todrick Hall (KINKY BOOTS, CHICAGO)
Kevin Earley (DADDY LONG LEGS, BRIGADOON, LES MIZ, CHASING RAINBOWS)
Jason Forbach (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, SECRET GARDEN) and Joe Spieldenner (CHILDREN OF EDEN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, CAROUSEL)
Yes, they’re married (and the cutest ever ever ever!), but they’re also both incredible artists in their own right, and two of the finest voices of our generation.