Mr. Gay appeared at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2012 as King AIDA. He also covered the role of Stephen Kumalo LOST IN THE STARS and performed in various concerts as part of Glimmerglass’s Young Artists Program. Other roles include Seneca L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA with New York Lyric Opera Theatre. While studying for his master’s degree at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he sang the roles of Sparafucile RIGOLETTO, Don Quixote MAN OF LA MANCHA, Balthazar AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, Silvano LA CALISTO, Speaker THE MAGIC FLUTE, and Canaval in the world premiere of PARADISES LOST with the University of Illinois Opera Theatre.
A native of Beaumont, Texas, Mr. Gay received his B.M. in Vocal Performance from Lamar University, and his M.M. in Vocal Performance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Gay was a District Winner in the 2014 and 2011 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.