The American tenor, Lawrence Johnson, has degrees in both voice and piano performance. He was an international finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia. Other awards include the Wisconsin State NATS Winner and regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
Lawrence Johnson has sung extensively throughout the Midwest and Southwest, as well as such diverse venues as Munich, Germany and Disneyworld. He has had the privilege of working with such distinguished luminaries as Sherrill Milnes, Mignon Dunn, Martin Katz, Elly Ameling, Geoffrey Parsons, and Tony Randall. He has also accompanied numerous concerts, operas, recitals, and shows. Among his many operatic roles performed, Rodolfo, Werther, and Don José remain his all time favorites. He continues to actively concertize locally and regionally with groups such as the Orchestra of Southern Utah, in oratorio, opera, and recital performances.
Lawrence Johnson serves as Associate Professor of Music at Southern Utah University.