American Baritone Clayton Brown is a native of Dallas Texas, currently living and performing in New York City.  Hailed for "Physically and vocally selling the song like no other" (Broadway World), Clayton has had a stage career ranging from Musical Theatre and Opera to Concert and Jazz/Gospel.  His recent roles include, Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music with the American Musical Theatre Ensemble, Man #3 in Putting It Together with St. Petersburg Opera,  and Billis in South Pacific with Ash Lawn Opera.  Clayton is thrilled to be returning to St. Petersburg Opera performing the role of The Baker in Into The Woods in June/July of 2017.  Over the past year, his concert work has included the baritone solos of Brahms' Requiem and Fauré's Requiem with Fifth Avenue Presbyterian and Duruflé's Requiem with Morristown Presbyterian.  Clayton was a Soloist with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the United States tour of the Abyssinian Mass led by the esteemed trumpet player and composer Wynton Marsalis and conductor Damien Sneed, which is now available for purchase on iTunes.  Previous Musical Theatre roles include Father in Ragtime, Buddy Fidler in City of Angels, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, Prince in Cinderella, Sunny in Grease, Tony in The Most Happy Fella, Edouard Dindon in La Cage Aux Folles, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Man # 1 in Side by Side by Sondheim, Oliver Hix (Quartet Baritone) in The Music Man, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, and Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose.  When it comes to his operatic repertoire, he has performed Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcello in La Boheme, Herr Reich in Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, and Wilhelm in The Ghosts of Versailles.  He holds a Bachelor degree in Music from Oklahoma City University where he studied with Florence Birdwell.  He also holds a Masters degree in Music from Manhattan School of Music and continues study with Ron Raines.