Who am I?
I am a Brooklyn based actor, guitarist, rock vocalist, and operatic baritone who was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. My recent television and film work includes principal and supporting roles in Adulthood (pilot) Six Degrees of Murder (Investigation Discovery), and The Bhatki Boy (Indie), to name a few. Recent stage performances include Hannah Before in As One, Marcello in La bohème, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Curly in Oklahoma!, Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, Father Flynn in Doubt, the title roles in Eugene Onegin, Hamlet, and Guillaume Tell, as well as Reinaldo Arenas in the world premiere of Before Night Falls and Dax/Larry in the world premiere of Three Way. Both premiere recordings are available on iTunes, Amazon, and elsewhere.
I graduated from the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and the University of Michigan where I was presented the Earl V. Moore Award for outstanding contribution to the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Additionally, I studied at the William Esper Studio for their summer acting intensive.
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What people are saying
"Wes Mason delivered a tour de force. Constantly onstage, he sang in a mellow, lustrous baritone while simultaneously acting, running, jumping, and dancing. He looks like Arenas, only handsomer. For future productions, it will be difficult to find anyone else who’s up to these demands; Mason will likely be unavailable, since his kind of talent is destined for a very, very busy career — in opera, movies, God knows. It’s possible that Fort Worth hasn’t been able to boast of such a promising debut since Plácido Domingo’s, in 1962."
-William V. Madison, author of Madeline Khan: Being the Music, A Life.
"A gifted and fiercely committed baritone whose voice is spacious and reverberant."
“Wes Mason has the vocal and dramatic chops for the eponymous hero. Virile, handsome, energetic, he played Hamlet as more madcap than melancholic. This was a performance to remember.”
-Willard Spiegelman, Opera News
"Wes Mason has a gorgeous baritone, and great French."
-Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News
"Baritone Wes Mason looked good and sang well as Billy, bringing complexity, charm, solid vocal technique and washboard abs to the role; it's easy to see why both the mill girls and his employer, Mrs. Mullin, would fall for him, and he gave a masterfully nuanced account of Billy's Soliloquy."
-Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis-Dispatch
"...handsome, tough, always ready for a fight -- and all the girls are simply drooling over him. Wes Mason, who did such fine work as Fr. Flynn in last season's Doubt, triumphs as Billy. He's physically perfect for the role and his voice is rich, clear and strong, seeming to grow in endless power when it rises to those highest notes. His 'Soliloquy,' where he sings his macho anticipation of being a father is a highlight of the evening. "
-Steve Callahan, KDHX
"Mason’s resonant baritone conveys the uncontrolled physicality with which Stanley faces his world."
-Kathi E.B. Ellis, Arts-Louisville.com
"Wes Mason is perfectly cast as Father Flynn. He's handsome and he brings a beautiful, expressive baritone voice to the role. Mason fills the priest with energy and a convincing sincerity. "
-Steve Callahan, Broadway World
"The vocal standout for me is Wes Mason's Marcello, with a gorgeous baritone..."
-Scott Cantrell, Dallas News
"When baritone Wes Mason opened Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! singing, "There’s a bright golden haze on the meadow," somewhere in the heavens, Gordon McRae must have fallen off his horse. Mason’s incomparable vocals and endearing characterization stoked but didn’t dominate the gifted cast."
-Robert Coleman, The Salt Lake Tribune