Greensboro, NC, native mezzo-soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis enjoys a diverse career in opera, musical theater, concert, commercial, print, and voiceover. Lewis made her Spoleto Festival USA debut as The Mother (Fatima) in the world premiere production of Omar in 2022. She also recently reprised her world premiere role at Carolina Performing Arts in February 2023.
Other recent role highlights include Bess Understudy/Ensemble Swing in the first National Broadway Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; Girlfriend 3/Congregant 3 in Blue (Seattle Opera); Carmen in Carmen (Asheville Lyric Opera, Capital Opera Raleigh); Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia (Asheville Lyric Opera, Mansfield Symphony, Central Georgia Opera Guild); Hansel in Hansel and Gretel (Connecticut Opera, Greensboro Opera); The Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Opera Carolina, Connecticut Opera); Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods (Village Theatre); and Annie in Porgy and Bess (Seattle Opera).
Lewis has been a concert soloist with Orchestra Seattle, Kirkland Choral Society, Eugene Concert Choir, Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro Symphony, Master Chorus Eastside and Greensboro Oratorio Society. Recent commercial, print, and voiceover credits include national ads for Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, T-Mobile, and Zillow. In addition to performing, she runs her own company, Premier Vocal Entertainment, that provides top-tier, professional vocal entertainment for year-round events in the greater Seattle area, where she is based. Follow @CheryseMezzo and @PremierVocalEntertainment to learn more.