Award Winning Singing Actor
A three-time winner of The American Prize in Vocal Performance, Justin John Moniz’s “superb high tenor” (South Florida Classical Review) and “commanding stage presence” (TalkinBroadway.com) has been thrilling audiences in opera houses, theaters, and concert halls across the nation, among them Opera Grand Rapids, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Sarasota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, the Opera Company of Middlebury, Opera New Jersey, DreamCatcher Theatre/Adrienne Arsht Center, Orchestra Miami, Gulfshore Opera, Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Orchestra of Northern New York, and Chicago Symphony Center. His unique style and versatility have afforded him an active career in opera, concert, and musical theatre, having sung over 90 roles to date. Most recently, Mr. Moniz’s star turn as Prince Karl Franz in The Student Prince with Opera Grand Rapids received high praise and great acclaim, the press hailing his performance as “simply outstanding…glorious” (Encore Michigan). His performance also earned him the prestigious BroadwayWorld Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Recent engagements include multiple appearances with the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, and the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, in a series of classical holiday and pops concerts, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Messiah, as well as a return to Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as Bobby in Sondheim’s Company. In addition, Moniz appeared as Sammy in Shanghai Sonatas with Yangtze Repertory Theatre/UD Master Players and Luc Du Lac in the fully orchestrated cast recording of Charles Bloom’s Pablo. Upcoming 2021/22 engagements include a return to Teatro Isauro Martinez (Torreon, Mexico) with Cantos para Hermanar al Mundo, and a series of concert and recital appearances in New York and Hawaii.
Career highlights in include Prince Karl Franz in The Student Prince with Opera Grand Rapids, Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods with DreamCatcher Theatre/Adrienne Arsht Center (alongside Tituss Burgess), Alfredo in La traviata with Florida State Opera, both Pang in Turandot and Gastone in La traviata with the Opera Company of Middlebury, Old Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit with Sarasota Opera, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado with Gulfshore Opera, Something Wonderful: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Chicago Symphony Center, Detlef in The Student Prince and a victorious debut as Cassio in Otello (with less than ten minutes notice) during the production’s closing performance with Utah Festival Opera.
Justin’s debut album, Along the Way, is now available on all streaming platforms. The project includes tunes by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Jason Robert Brown, and many others. Along the Way chronicles Justin’s journey through life, both personally and professionally. The album is arranged and accompanied by Phil Kadet. Most recently, the duo played their first in-person live performance at Kahilu Theatre on The Big Island of Hawai’i. Additional performances will soon be announced.