Kenneth Gayle




Tenor, Kenneth Gayle continues to accumulate accolades in a career spanning opera, oratorio, concert and stage.

“Neither scenery nor intricate lighting is required when a singing actor of his caliber takes the stage…” Chicago Sun Times.  

Hailed as one of the "Faces to Watch" and “…one of a new breed of opera singers…”,
Mr. Gayle is an alumnus of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists, the Seattle Opera Young Artist Program
 and a cum laude graduate of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University. 

National performance credits include: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Music Festival,
Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival, Opera Omaha,
Omaha Symphony, Opera Idaho, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival,
Mainely Music Festival, Houston Ebony Opera Guild, and tours with “Three Mo’ Tenors”

A Seattle native and Houston resident, Mr. Gayle’s directing and performance credits include
fundraising concerts benefitting, among others:  

  • The Houston Women’s Home (The Rose Gala)

  • AIDS Foundation Houston (Cabaret for a Cure)

  • Legacy Community Services (Cabaret for a Cure)

  • The Montrose Counseling Center (RevealedUnplugged)

  • The Parish School (Ring Them Bells)

  • Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (Sail Away)

  • Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston (Tapestry Gala)

  • Every Child Counts (Voice of the Ocean)

  • Howell Opera House (What’s Your Story).

Mr. Gayle currently serves as Producing Director and Instruments Program Director at
Music Doing Good (




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