John Dooley



Baritone John Dooley has been praised by the The Wall Street Journal as “a warm, supple baritone”  He is an outstanding crossover singer whose opera talent equals his flair for musical theater.  

Mr. Dooley can be heard as Badger the Miner on Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s 2019 Grammy® Award winning Best Opera Recording of Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox recorded by BMOP sound. He was an ensemble member in the Emmy Nominated, Live from Lincoln Center production of Carousel with the New York Philharmonic.

Mr. Dooley’s recent seasons included Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Il Marito in Amelia al Ballo as a guest artist with Opera at USC and mainstage debuts with Chattanooga Symphony & Opera as Dancaïro in Carmen with and Opera Wilmington as Falke in Die Fledermaus. On the concert stage he debuted with the Long Bay Symphony in their New Years Strauss on the Strand concert, with FPC concerts in Forever Broadway and Carolina Master Chorale as Maximilian in Candide.

Highly acclaimed for his work in 20th and 21st Century Opera, John has appeared in a number of world premieres, including Lysander in Michael Ching’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: opera a cappella with Opera Memphis/Playhouse on the Square (recorded on Albany Records), Johnny in Todd Goodman’s Night of the Living Dead with Microscopic Opera & Ashmodeus in the American premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Tobias and the Angel with Opera Vivente.  

He has performed with Amarillo Opera, Opera San Antonio, Odyssey Opera, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Delaware, Opera Roanoke, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Opera on the James, Lake George Opera, Tulsa Opera, The Florida Orchestra, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Columbia Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Alexandria Symphony, Utah Symphony, Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Wilmington Choral Society, Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, Pittsburgh’s Resonance Works, Sanibel Music Festival, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Theater at Monmouth, Virginia Music Theater, So. of Broadway Theatre Company & Pittsburgh CLO.  When not singing Mr. Dooley is a real estate broker with The Dooley Group at DiscoverNCHomes in the Southport/Oak Island area.