Monica Charline Brown, soprano, is elated to be making her St. Petersburg Opera debut. With “incredible stage presence and a soprano voice that thrills audiences” (Amalia Balash, She Loves Me, Clay & Wattles 2018, Curtain Call), Monica is delighted to be performing the character of Lois Lane, a role she’s had her eyes on for a while. Other recent credits include Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at Downtown Cabaret Theatre and ensemble in Evita at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.
Monica obtained her BFA in Musical Theatre with a Dance Minor, Summa Cum Laude, from Otterbein University. While at Otterbein, she was the recipient of the Leslie Burrell Mangia Musical Theatre Award and Dance Award.
A 2010 Young Master of Musical Theatre for the State of Texas, she was an invited solo performer for the 2011 Texas Medal of Arts Awards ceremony honoring such notable artists as Barbara Smith Conrad, Mezzo-soprano, ZZ Top and Bob Schieffer (CBS News Anchor).
Born in Winter Park, Florida, Monica grew up in a suburb of Houston, Texas, where she was fortunate to experience first-hand some of the finest performing arts in the world. Monica not only studied voice during her formative years, but she also learned to express ideas and emotions through various styles of dance and acting.
Currently residing in New York City, Monica studies professionally with Bruce Kolb, D.M.A. She also studied with Jack Beetle, MM, Tom McKinney Vocal Studios, and Sandra Van Cleve, Contralto in Houston. www.monicacharlinebrown.com