Alexander Lewis has forged a unique career, having performed around the world in both opera and musical theatre. He is a graduate of The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ acclaimed Music Theatre Program, the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, and The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
Alexander’s musical theatre credits include: Tony in West Side Story for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (Helpmann Award Nomination); Tateh in Ragtime (The Production Company, Melbourne); George in Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera Company, Melbourne); Candide in Candide with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs; Enoch Snow in Carousel (Houston Grand Opera); Raoul and The Phantom understudy in The Phantom of the Opera (Really Useful Group; Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Opera Australia), and Frederick Barrett in Titanic (Seabiscuit Productions).
Operatic performances include: Laca in Jenůfa (The Santa Fe Opera); Count Danilo in The Merry Widow (West Australian Opera, Opera Australia and State Opera South Australia); John Wormley in the world premiere and return seasons of Crossing (The American Repertory Theatre in Boston and BAM’s New Wave Festival in New York); the title role of The Nose (Opera Australia, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera (HD Live Broadcast); Hoffmann in Les contes d'Hoffmann and Gritsko in The Fair at Sorochyntsi (Komische Oper Berlin; Tamino in Die Zauberflöte (West Australian Opera); Flask in Moby Dick (Washington National Opera); St. Brioche in The Merry Widow (HD Live Broadcast) and Borsa in Rigoletto (HD Live Broadcast, The Metropolitan Opera).
Alexander has made frequent appearances on the concert platform including The Bangalow Music Festival; a national tour of From Broadway to La Scala; Opera by the Lakes; Petite Messe Solennelle with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; H.K Gruber’s Gloria - A Pig Tale for The New York Philharmonic’s Festival of New Music; Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with The Omaha Symphony; The Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series; The Manchester (USA) Chamber Music Festival and G’day USA in Carnegie Hall.
In 2020 Alexander re-created his role of Danilo in Opera Australia’s production of The Merry Widow at the Sydney Opera House.