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Grammy Nominated Baritone, Zachary James, Makes His Opera Omaha and “Live & Local” Debuts This Week

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Grammy nominated baritone Zachary James makes his Opera Omaha debut in the titular role of Sweeney Todd. James originated the role of Lurch on The Addams Family musical on Broadway, the role of Abraham Lincoln in the world premiere of Philip Glass’s opera The Perfect American, and originated many other roles as well.

Zachary chatted with Mike Hogan on “Live & Local” about this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical by Stephen Sondheim that has thrilled opera audiences across the nation, and will be enjoyed by Omaha audiences February 25th and 27th at the Orpheum. He also chatted about the thrill of originating a role, what drove him to be an actor and singer, and what it’s like to hear his own words spoken by someone else.

More information can be found at https://www.operaomaha.org/.

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By joining the staff at KIOS as the local "Morning Edition" Host in November of 2017, Mike Hogan’s radio career has come full circle. His first radio job was with St. Louis, Missouri NPR affiliate 88.1 FM KDHX.