Samuel McDonald currently serves on the Voice Faculty of Montclair State University as an Adjunct Professor, and has served on the Voice Faculty of Bucknell University as an Artist Affiliate. He is a graduate of the Musical Theater Program at Montclair State University and did his graduate studies in vocal performance at Miami University of Ohio. He was a young artist at The Brevard Music Festival, Castleton Music Festival, Prelude to Performance and The Music Academy of the West. His credits include the title role in Don Giovanni, Marcello (La bohème), Schaunard (La bohème), King Arthur (Camelot), Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Jim (Porgy and Bess) and Jake (Gershwin's Porgy and Bess). Some of his crossover repertoire includes Dreamgirls, Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Aida, Parade, A Grand Night for Singing, Follies and Showboat.
Baritone Samuel McDonald has been praised for his singing and artistry which is "warm,
expressive [and] first rate..." (Nino Pantano) and "...full of focus, passion, and enough
elegance to impart fresh air into Bel Canto..." (GMM, Inc.) He continuously receives
accolades for his "generous baritone", "very believable portrayals" and "lovely tone and
phrasing." (Meche Kroop, Voce Di Meche.) Upcoming engagements include baritone soloist in
Ralph Vaughn Williams' "Dona Nobis Pacem" and Ben in Menotti's "The Telephone".