Brandon

J.

Gibson

Singer/Actor/Narrator/Writer/

Librettist/Host

About Me

Brandon J. Gibson is a very active and diverse performer in the East Tennessee area. As a stage actor in addition to various independent productions he has performed roles with the Clarence Brown Theater, Tennessee Stage Company, Tennessee Valley Players, the WordPlayers, and the Carpetbag Theater. A classically trained dramatic bass baritone as well he has performed for City of Knoxville holiday events and with a number of arts organizations, churches, and other solo artists of various disciplines on projects ranging from operas, poetry readings, and dance performances; to hip hop and metal albums.

 

Organizations include: Marble City Opera, Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (Concertmaster Series), Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Circle Modern Dance, East TN Concert Band, and the Oak Ridge Community Band. As a Voice Actor he has narrated documentaries for East TN PBS, and for the “Unity Ride” series of documentaries and as Master of Ceremonies in addition to weddings he has served as emcee for the Old City Oktoberfest in downtown Knoxville, BLANKfest and Second Bell music festivals as well as charity events for BreastStrokes Knoxville and the Tiger Lily Theater. In addition to his endeavors as a performer he also currently serves as the Managing Director for Marble City Opera, a chamber opera company based out of Knoxville, TN that specializes in new works and site specific performances.

Media

I provided the narration for each of the 5 documentaries linked in the above YouTube playlist:

  • Beauford Delaney (produced by: Black in Appalachia)

  • Unity Ride (2017)

  • 8th of August: Tennessee's Celebration of Emancipation (produced by: East Tennessee PBS)

  • Eastern KY Social Club (produced by: Black in Appalachia)

  • Knoxville's Red Summer: The Riot of 1919 (produced by: Black in Appalachia)

Press

Skilled Actor...

“Brandon J. Gibson was a fantastic Beauford Delaney. His voice perfectly captures a creative and passionate man who’s also haunted by circumstances outside of his control. Since that voice carries the show throughout, it’s all the better that it comes from such a skilled actor.”

The Daily Beacon

Beautifully resonant...

"In Moving Up in the World, Gibson’s beautifully resonant bass-baritone and natural stage presence brought life to an elevator operator in the building dealing with the downsides of life, yet with the ever presence of hope."

The Knoxville Mercury

Cocky mellifluousness...

"Some of the evening's most arresting moments come from the splendid-looking Brandon Gibson, who, as Christmas Present, gives a powerful performance of cocky mellifluousness."

Metro Pulse

Most profound sound...

"...Joe Aiken is played by Brandon Gibson. [...] Gibson has a most profound sound and his "Old Black Joe" will compare favorably with any previous singers. It brings the second act overture to a heartfelt conclusion."

 

The Kentucky Standard

Robustly sung...

“King Melchior, robustly sung by Brandon Gibson, confidently sings that the child-king they are going to visit doesn’t need the gold anyway because he is going to build his kingdom with love.”

Knox TN Today

Isaac Hayes-like baritone...

​"The plant is not merely good-looking it boasts in Brandon Gibson a voice that is anything but weedy. Gibson, invisible though he is, commands the stage with a richly comedic Issac Hayes-like baritone."

 

Metro Pulse

Substantial richness and substance...

“Singing the role of the beleaguered Delaney was baritone Brandon J. Gibson, a singer possessing an instrument of substantial richness and substance.”

Arts Knoxville

 
 

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