Versatile and dynamic bass-baritone Steve Teague has a powerful, resonant, rich sound, reminiscent of the bold classic baritones like Howard Keel and Robert Goulet. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera Finals in 1987, his roles have included Mephistopheles in "Faust," Jupiter in "Orpheus and the Underworld," Banco in "MacBeth," Escamillo in "Carmen" and Colline in "La Boheme."
Born and raised in North Carolina, Steve Teague was surrounded by the arts and music. His mother, an opera singer with the American Opera Company, introduced Steve to the world of arts and music.
Famed Broadway director, Hal Prince, cast Mr. Teague in his first Broadway production, EVITA. He eventually joined the National Touring Company, touring the U.S. in "Evita" for 3 years. Regional theatre credits include leading roles in "The Pirates Of Penzance," "Oklahoma," and "Man Of La Mancha" to name a few.
He has been a headliner around the world for over a decade, performing for luxury cruise lines such as Cunard, Crystal, Silver Seas, Regent, Celebrity, NCL, Seaborne, and Holland America. Mr. Teague has also been seen in national commercial endorsements and campaigns for Gucci, Nokia, Wrangler Jeans, and Fossil Watches.
Mr. Teague's teaching of vocal technique emphasizes the Bel Canto method, and centers around the fundamentals of solid breath support, building a cohesive sound throughout the vocal registers, and focusing on the essence of the story being told through the music. He especially enjoys working with actors who want to improve their singing, and offers his vast experience in musical theatre as a background for this work. He teaches in his two home studios in Hollywood and Laguna, according to the convenience of the student.