In his Hollywood debut, Moniz received great acclaim as “the most solid singer of the swanky affair,” for his performance during ‘A Night at the Stork Club’ at Los Angeles’ Three Clubs. Stage and Screen also noted, “…our intrepid performers, who had a rock ’em, sock ’em blend, gave us everything from the famous (the still-catchy ‘Lullaby of Broadway’) to the obscure (the winning ‘Mr. Right’).”
Moniz recently earned the BroadwayWorld award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of the title role in Opera Grand Rapid’s recent production of The Student Prince. Congratulations to this year’s illustrious list of nominees.
Moniz has recently been nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of the title role in Opera Grand Rapid’s recent production of The Student Prince by BroadwayWorld.com. Voting is open through December 31, 2016. Please consider casting your vote today!
After his first season on the voice and directing faculty (while overseeing vocal activities as chair of Hawaii Performing Arts Festival’s vocal division), Moniz accepts a new post as Assistant Artistic Director, effective immediately. Now in its thirteenth season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival brings together some of the most talented young musicians from across the world to Hawaii to study under a world-class faculty each summer.
In his Opera Grand Rapids debut, Moniz’s performance as Prince Karl Franz was recently hailed as “simply outstanding” and “glorious”. EncoreMichigan offered great praise for Moniz and co-star Gillian Hollis, “From the moment their characters meet their voices meld together into a glorious duet…the barrier drops and the soaring, dramatic opera takes over. Whether speaking or singing, their performances are always believable…it made me shiver.”
“For tenor Justin John Moniz, the prince is a role he’s quite familiar with. From Cinderella’s Prince in both Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, to Prince Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and now Prince Karl Franz in Romberg’s The Student Prince, Moniz will make his return to the throne this June.”
Mr. Moniz joins the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory as Visiting Instructor of Opera during the upcoming academic year. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, located on the campus of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, was founded in 1865 and is the second oldest conservatory and oldest continually operating conservatory in the United States.
Mr. Moniz joins the faculty of the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival this season, and will also serve as the chair of the festival’s prestigious vocal faculty. In addition, he has been appointed Director of the festival’s Lifelong Singer Program. Now in its twelfth season, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival brings together some of the most talented young musicians from across the world to Hawaii to study under a world-class faculty each summer.