Hailed by the New York Times as ‘a robust baritone’, is a Juilliard-trained opera singer and award-winning crossover vocalist, entertainer, and producer, known for his performances at some of the most iconic music venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and with the Israeli, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto Symphonies. With over half a million views on YouTube, he has been featured on the front page Billboard.com and twice in the New York Times. Jonathan Estabrooks continues to leave his mark as unique and rich contributor to the performing arts world. His vocalism and performance style have been called “commanding, rich, fresh and energetic” – NY Times, with his stage presence likened to that of a young Ron Howard. on the Concert, Opera and Musical Theatre stage.
He appeared as Bum Phillips in Bum Phillips All-American Opera at the Stafford Center in Houston with only 2 weeks notice, performed in the world premiere of Rooms of Light, a hybrid Jazz/Musical theatre song cycle by famed Jazz composer Fred Hersch and Peak Performances. He has performed at the Caramoor Center for the Arts at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts with pianist/conductor Rob Kapilow and numerous engagements with conductor Steven Reineke featuring the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe and Rodgers and Hamerstein where returning to Roy Thomson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and debuting with both the Vancouver Symphony and Seattle Symphony, alongside Broadway stars Ashley Brown and Aaron Lazar
Estabrooks made his Kennedy Center debut as Tasio in Noli Me Tangere and the role of Le Podestat in Dr. Miracle with the Canadian International Vocal Arts Institute, followed by the role of Belcore in Elisir d’amore with New Rochelle Opera and baritone soloist in The Brahms Requiem at St. Agnes Cathedral, New York and his Carnegie Hall debut with the Oratorio Society of New York in Paul Moravec’s Blizzard Voices and Broadway and Beyond with Lyric Opera Virginia
Discovered in 2014 year by 4-time Grammy Award winning producer Dave Reitzas (Groban, Streisand, Buble), he joined forces with 4-time Grammy Winning producer Dave Reitzas and Broadway orchestrator Oran Eldor, traveling to the famed Westlake Studios in Hollywood to record his debut classical-crossover album ‘These Miles’ with the Macedonia Radio Orchestra, available on iTUNES, Amazon and here. Fusing elements of classical, pop and classic musical theatre, the record is a stunning and energetic debut LP, fusing his many musical loves with unforgettable melodies and the lushness of the Macedonia Radio Orchestra. Collaborations include Simon Cowell discovery and tenor Jonathan Antoine and New Age classical pianist and composer Jennifer Thomas.
Mr. Estabrooks continues to perform around the world, appearing in concert in Canada, the United States and abroad. His impressive vocal delivery has taken him to venues such as Stern Auditorium-Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Israeli Chamber Orchestra and alongside Broadway stars Ashley Brown, Aaron Lazar and Kelli O’Hara. He has been broadcast throughout Canada on CBC Television and on CNN and NBC and he has performances for the Governor General, The Prime Minister of Canada, the US Ambassador to Canada, The Italian Ambassador to Canada and President Bill Clinton.