World Premiere Cast

Cast  (in order of appearance)

The Voice of Isaiah  •  Scot Crandal 
Zachariah  •  Bob Mensel 
The Naysayer  •  Lindsey Rae Johnson 
The Believer  •  Michael McDonald 
Elizabeth  •  Susannah Mars
Andrew  •  Will Keene '25, OES Sophomore
Felipe  •  Michael Sanchez 
John the Baptist  •  Zachary Lenox 
Jesus  •  Alexander Salazar 
Herod  •  Brian Robertson 
Herodias  •  Jocelyn Claire Thomas 
Salome  •  Kaitlyn O’Neill '24, OES Junior

 

Book & Lyrics, and Director  •  Robert Bryant
Composer, Music Director, and Keyboard  •  Scot Crandal

Chorus Master  •  Evan Miles

Flute  •  Alison Evans
Violin  •  Chris Fotinakis
Cello  •  David Eby (OES faculty)
Guitar  •  David Langenes
Bass Guitar  •  Tyler Smith
Drums & Percussion  •  David Priore
Sound Engineer  •  Will Trunzo '21

Stage and Lighting Manager  •  Pete Buonincontro
Costuming  •  Michael Hunter-Berstein
Choreographer  •  Robert Bryant
Graphic Design  •  Jenny Bowlden

Chorus

Marianne Allison
Doug Bom

Dale Boss
Miki Charlton

Shelley Engle
Ann Fitzmaurice
Michael Hunter-Bernstein
Linda Jackson
Lindsey Rae Johnson
Michael McDonald
Pat O'Callahan
Mila Ortiz
Maryan Ramey
Ruthanne Roussel
Tom Smith
Julie Smith


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Robert Bryant

Robert Bryant

Robert Bryant • Book & Lyrics, Director, Choreographer

Robert Bryant is the Rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in southwest Portland. Robert has a deep background in music, dance and theatre, dating from his high school and college days to more recently singing, performing, and choreographing for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus. For over 30 years he has endeavored to find new and refreshing ways to proclaim the Good News of God. This has included creating liturgies that connect the music that people listen to in their daily lives (pop, jazz, broadway, rock, rap, etc) with the gospel messages presented in the Scriptures, writing new hymn texts (his latest being published by Oregon Catholic Press), directing a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar in a church setting (2017), and for the last four years working to create an engaging musical drama that will open people’s eyes to the relevance of St. John the Baptist to our current social/political milieu, and invite them to find their own voice to make a difference in this world. His partnership with Scot Crandal in creating The Voice of One has been pure delight, and he can’t wait to share their collaboration with YOU!

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Scot Crandal

Scot Crandal

Scot Crandal • Composer, Music Director, and The Voice of Isaiah

An accomplished melodist, Scot Crandal's work "creates enticing worlds for people to inhabit, temporarily, to either escape reality, or perhaps enjoy a better one." His work encompasses jazz, classical, sacred, pop, rock, and he sings opera. Learn more at scotcrandal.com.

Tenor Scot Crandal's singing has been described by critics as "powerful and passionate". His past and upcoming soloist engagements include The Physician in The Fall of the House of Usher for Orpheus PDX Opera, Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor for Portland Opera, Ferrando in Così fan tutte for Ping & Woof Opera, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for Bravo Chorale, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for Willamette Concert Opera, Handel's Messiah for Bravo Chorale, Mozart's Requiem for Choral Arts Ensemble, Elijah for Bravo Choral, and Macheath in Beggar's Opera for Opera Theater Oregon. The Oregonian said, "...the terrific Scot Crandal... as Mack, Crandal carries the show... He sings fearlessly, with a tenor voice that carries depth and power."

Scot is also the Music at The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist.

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Zachary Lenox

Zachary Lenox

Zachary Lenox • John the Baptist

Viewed as “a broad, resonant baritone that is exquisitely controlled throughout his entire range,” Zachary Lenox has performed leading roles across North America. Notable roles include “Silvio” in Pagliacci, “Marcello” in La Bohème, “Papageno” in Die Zauberflöte, “Count Almaviva” in Le nozze di Figaro, “El Dancairo” in Carmen, “Marullo” in Rigoletto, “Guglielmo” and “Don Alfonso” in Così fan tutte, “Father” in Hansel and Gretel, “Sid” in Albert Herring, “Gianni Schicchi” and “Betto” in Gianni Schicchi, and “Dick Deadeye” in H.M.S. Pinafore. 

Mr. Lenox has appeared with Portland Opera, Eugene Opera, Orpheus PDX, Tacoma Opera, Opera Parallèle, Opera Bend, Pacific Music Works, Harmonia Seattle, Cascadia Chamber Opera, Portland Opera in the Park, Portland Chamber Orchestra, Portland Concert Opera, and Eugene Concert Choir. 

Concert appearances include “Bass Soloist” in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Coffee Cantata, Christmas Cantata, as well as BWV 56, Handel's Messiah, Samson, and Judas Maccabeus, Mozart's Requiem, Verdi Requiem, Faure Requiem, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Schubert's Mass in G, and Orff's Carmina Burana. 

Zachary is a past winner of the Pacific Northwest Sings competition as well as the MONC Idaho/ Montana District Auditions. He received his B.M. and M.M. from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

Zachary is also a Musical Artist in Residence at The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland, Oregon. More at zacharylenox.com.

Susannah Mars

Susannah Mars

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