American baritone Andrew McLaughlin is increasingly praised for his artful interpretations of the opera, oratorio, and art song repertoire. Andrew hails from Washington, D.C., where he has performed with Washington National Opera as Brian Young in An American Soldier (2014), Rex in An American Man (2014), the Doganiere in La boheme (2014) and the Spanish Sailor in Moby Dick (2014). As a champion of new works, Andrew has performed roles in the premieres of Robert Patterson and Mark Campbells’ The Whole Truth (Urban Arias, 2015), Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood (National Philharmonic Orchestra, 2013), Claude Debussy/Robert Orledge’s La Saulaie (University of Maryland Repertory Orchestra, 2013), and Frank Proto’s Shadowboxer (Maryland Opera Studio, 2011). Upcoming engagements this year include solo performances in Faure’s Requiem and Bach’s Johannes Passion with the National Philharmonic Orchestra at Strathmore, as the Judge/Captain/Crook in Bernstein’s Candide with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and as Schaunard in Puccini’s La Bohème with Virginia Opera. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland where he was a member of the Maryland Opera Studio.