Singer History

As a singer, Cooksey performed a variety of roles in mainstage and outreach productions. Some of his fondest roles include KoKo from The Mikado, Papageno from The Magic Flute, and The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood (Barab). He performed at Florida State University, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Indiana University, Bay View Music Festival, and the Nashville Opera (chorus). One of his highest profile performances came in 2018, when he sang as a featured soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra during their spring choral concert. He is also due to appear on an unreleased CD of musical theatre songs by Madeleine Dring.

 

Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

  • Jacksonville Symphony Chorus Concert: Baritone Soloist; February 18, 2018

    • Te Deum (Dvořák)

    • Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn)

Florida State University (2014-2018)

  • Little Red Riding Hood (Barab): The Wolf; January/May 2018, outreach tour

  • Cupboard Love (Dring): Him; April 2018, workshop performance

  • Der Schauspieldirektor (Mozart): The Director; September 2017, Student Opera Society

  • The Process (Baerwald): Block; May 2017

  • Charmed Rock (Nethery): Ryan; May 2017

  • Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck): Father; January/May 2017, outreach tour

  • Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti): King Melchior; December 2016, Student Opera Society

  • Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms): Baritone soloist; April 2016, Chamber Choir

  • L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi): Ottone; March-April 2016

  • The Mikado (Sullivan): Ko-Ko; December 2015, Student Opera Society

  • Liaisons (Cooksey): Bill; September 2015, Student Opera Society

  • Die Zauberflöte (Mozart): Papageno; January/May 2015, outreach

  • Don Giovanni (Mozart): Masetto, October-November 2014

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

  • A Little Night Music (Sondheim): Mr. Lindquist; August 2016

  • L'enfant et les sortilèges (Ravel): L'horloge comtoise/Le chat; July 2016

Cantus Columbus (GA)

  • Cantus Christmas: Baritone Soloist; December 2015

    • Excerpts from Vaughn-Williams and Finzi

Nashville Opera

  • Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini): Chorus; February 2014

  • Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet): Chorus; October 2013

Volunteer State community College (TN)

  • Into the Woods (Sondheim): The Wolf/Cinderella's Prince; March 2013

Indiana university opera & Ballet Theatre (2009-2012)

  • Cendrillon (Massenet): Chorus; December 2012

  • Don Giovanni (Mozart): Chorus; October 2012

  • Candide (Bernstein): Baron/Spy 2/King of El Dorado/Stanislaus & Chorus; April 2012

  • A View from the Bridge (Bolcom): Immigration Officer #2 & Chorus; October 2011

  • Suor Angelica (Puccini): Chorus; Feb. 2011

First united Methodist Church Columbus (IN)

  • Requiem (Fauré): Baritone Soloist; November 2012

Bay View Music Festival (2010-2011)

  • Gianni Schicchi (Puccini): Marco; August 2011

  • Buoso's Ghost (Ching): Marco/The Magistrate; August 2011

  • Grease (Jacobs/Casey): Johnny Casino/Teen Angel; July 2011

  • The Wizard of Oz (Arlen): Scarecrow/Hunk; August 2010

  • Die Zauberflöte (Mozart): Der Sprecher; July 2010