Michael Brown, tenor, started musical life listening to classical and show music via phonograph and radio. After receiving first music lessons from his father and a stint as a chorister in Bethlehem PA, he earned music degrees from The Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music. He has been a member of ARTEK since the 1992 production of Orfeo where he performed the role of Apollo, and he has toured extensively with ARTEK and the Mark Morris Dance Group singing madrigals of Monteverdi. He has sung Haydn and Mozart operas with the Connecticut Early Music Festival, Mozart’s C minor Mass with the American Bach Soloists, and in the Glimmerglass production of Coronation of Poppea at BAM. Recent highlights include performances of Schubert’s Winterreise with Harvey Burgett and the music of contemporaries Wendy Griffiths and Chris Berg. He and his wife soprano Phyllis Clark have concertized and taught workshops together in Japan and have successfully assembled 15 pieces of IKEA furniture.