Alex is a New Orleans native and has been performing since he was eight years old, honing his talents in a large array of genres including classical training, choral singing, and musical theatre. He is a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and has been inspired by his hometown’s rich cultural, historical, and musical tradition. In high school, he performed in the American Choral Director Association’s Louisiana All-State Men’s Choir for three consecutive years, 2013 through 2015. In addition, he sang in the New Orleans Children’s Chorus for their 2014 and 2015 seasons and performed as an individual as part of the Crescent City Choral Festival for their 2013 through 2015 festivals. Alex has also had the honor of performing in Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Procession on two different occasions, as part of both their 2013 and 2015 runs. Alex is a member of Loyola University of New Orleans’s distinguished University Chorus as well as the university’s Choral. As a part of this group, he performed Brahms’ Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at the historic Orpheum theatre in downtown New Orleans. In 2016, Alex sang in New York’s Carnegie Hall on two occasions, in February for their 125th anniversary season as part of the Carnegie Hall Concert Series and in November with Distinguished Concerts International for the Carnegie debut of Goodall’s Requiem. He is often recruited to perform the National Anthem for conferences and other sporting events around New Orleans, in addition to other acting opportunities around the city. Alex also has a plethora of musical theatre experience, having performed in over thirty musicals since his adolescence. He began participating in community theatre at a young age and continues to do so to date. For three consecutive years, he performed in a Summer Youth Intensive Performance program with the regional company, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, in which they would have three weeks to prepare to perform a full musical. In addition, he participated in their Summer Intensive Conservatory during which he was coached in ballet, acting, singing, and auditioning. Alex eventually made his professional debut with this company in 2016 in their production of Breaking Up is Hard to Do. He receives vocal training from his private voice teacher, Dreux Montegut, and continues to develop his acting and dancing skills through classes, workshops, and competitions. In November of 2017, Alex was a semifinalist in the Musical Theatre category for the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Southern Region’s Vocal Competition. Some of Alex’s favorite roles he has played include originating the role of Serpent in Garden, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, King Charlemagne in Pippin, Reverend Shaw in Footloose, and Linus in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In January of 2017, Alex made his operatic debut in Loyola Opera’s production of Street Scene, in which he played the supporting role of Harry Easter. Alex also originated the role of Serpent in the world premiere run of Garden: An Original Love Story in March of 2017 with Dumb Ox Productions. Later that year, he made his professional operatic debut in the chorus of New Orleans Opera’s double bill production of Cavalleria and Pagliacci and continues to perform with the company. Alex is an avid Broadway fanatic and supporter of the arts. In his free time, he attends much of the quality local theatre that New Orleans has to offer and has seen a total of fifteen Broadway shows to date, through which he has had the opportunity to meet Broadway icons such as Jessie Mueller, Tracie Thoms, Brian D’arcy James, Christian Borle, James Monroe Iglehart, and Rory O’Malley, and many more. In an effort to help others, he also enjoys doing service work and advocating for social justice in his community, city, and state.
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