Michael Capasso presents the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
ERIC McKEEVER (Jake) Recent engagements include singing the baritone solo in Robert Kapilow's The Polar Express with the Cantilena Concert Series and Handel's Messiah. Last season he debuted with Phoenix Theatre as Joe (Huck Finn's American Song) and appeared with the William Grant Still Festival in Troubled Island. He has portrayed Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) for the Ravinia Festival Kraft Concert for Kids, and the title role of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) for the Chicago Cultural Center and Opera Theatre North. Other career highlights include Arthur in T.J. Anderson's Slip Knot, performing with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Opera in the Neighborhoods, first as Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Alidoro (Cinderella), and covering the roles of Burnah and the Cook in the world premiere of Anthony Davis' opera Amistad. He was the Third Prize winner in the 2001 Young Patronesses of the Opera/Florida Grand Opera. Eric received his Master's Degree from the Ohio State University.
    Kevin Short (Porgy)
Kenneth Overtton (Porgy)
Kishna Davis (Bess)
Donita Volkwijn (Bess)
Reyna Carguill (Serena)
Phillip Boykin (Crown)
Reggie Whitehead (Sportin' Life)
Gwendolyn Brown (Maria)
Eric McKeever (Jake)
Chazmond Peacock (Mingo)
Taiwan Norris (Robbins)
Sequina Dubose (Clara)
Johnny Lee Green (Peter)
Natalya Simone Thomas (Lily)
Ambe Williams (Annie/Lily Understudy)
Mari-Yan Pringle (Strawberry Woman/
   Serena Understudy)
Frederick Jackson (Jim/Porgy Understudy)
Darnell Ishmel (Undertaker/Jake Understudy)
Sean T. Miller (Crabman/Nelson/
   Sportin' Life Cover)
Charles Jason Freeman (Funeral Solo Baritone/Jim/
   Undertaker Understudy)
Taleesha Janine Scott (Funeral Solo Soprano/
   Clara Understudy)
Colleen Beaumont (Ensemble/Bess Understudy)
Jeanette Blakeney (Ensemble/Maria Understudy)
Jaime Cepero (Ensemble/Scipio)
Jason McKinney (Ensemble/Crown Understudy)
Anthony P. McGlaun (Ensemble/Mingo/Robbins/
   Peter/Nelson/Crabman Understudy)
Angela Owens (Ensemble/
   Strawberry Woman Understudy)