Larry Hylton


Larry D. Hylton, tenor, is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He continued vocal music studies at Carnegie Mellon University and Morgan State University.  The Washington Post has described his voice as “…polished and affecting.” Mr. Hylton made his international debut in 2003 as Sportin’ Life in the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess at Theatre des Westens in Berlin, Germany. Known for his artistic versatility, Mr. Hylton has made his mark on the local theater scene in several productions including Hammerstein’s Carmen Jones, under the baton of Maestro Placido Domingo; Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd; Debbie Allen’s Soul Possessed; Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity (Kennedy Center); Richard Oberacker’s The Gospel According to Fishman; William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle (Signature Theater) and Timbuktu (Ira Aldridge Theater). A former touring member of the world renowned Moses Hogan Singers Mr. Hylton appears on several of the group’s CD recordings including: Ezekiel Saw de Wheel and A Home in that Rock. He has also recorded for GIA and OCP publications. Most recently he performed the role of Sportin’ Life in Washington National Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess. Upcoming engagements include performances of Porgy and Bess with L’Opera National de Lyon (France).

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