Michael Drumheller (Falstaff) is originally from Richland, Washington. A favorite bass- baritone in the Pacific Northwest classical music and opera scenes, he has been a soloist with Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Opera, Skagit Opera, Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Boston Lyric Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestra Seattle, and many other organizations, under the direction of renowned conductors including Robert Spano, Gerard Schwarz, and Leonard Slatkin. As a recitalist, he is especially interested in Russian music, and has been an invited performer of Russian vocal repertoire at the Icicle Creek Music Festival and at Wellesley College. Mr. Drumheller holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Phyllis Curtin. He is an alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center and holds BS and MS degrees from MIT. His diverse musical background includes playing tympani in symphony orchestras and drumming and singing for his own rock bands. Mr. Drumheller has been a featured performer in many productions of the late, distinguished Northwest conductor Hans Wolf, and regularly appears as a soloist for Northwest Chorale, which raises money for Northwest Harvest.
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