TransAmerica

Join us for a gorgeous, powerful, and uplifting celebration of the transgender, non-binary, and genderqueer communities. With dancers, costumes, vocal ensembles, the GenOUT Chorus, videos, and music from Broadway and pop music, we will be joined by several special guests, including transgender soprano Breanna Sinclairé. Prior to the Saturday 8pm performance, there will  be a panel discussion with guest speakers led by Bishop Gene Robinson.

Songs include "What a Wonderful World," "Let the River Run," "Everyday People," "Who Will Love Me as I Am" from Side Show, "Somewhere" from West Side Story, and "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman.

June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm
June 3, 2018 at 3:00pm (ASL)
Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW
Tickets: Call 1-877-435-9849
ASL tickets or Groups of 10 or more: call 202-293-1548

Direction by Frank D. Shutts II
Music direction by Thea Kano
Choreography by Craig Cipollini and James Ellzy

featuring guest soprano Breanna Sinclairé 

A native of Baltimore, MD, soprano Breanna Sinclairé is a graduate of the esteemed Baltimore School for the Arts and Tanglewood Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in vocal performance from the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, under the tutelage of Maria Fortuna Dean and Kate Conklin. She earned her Masters of Music in opera from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as the first transwoman of the opera program, under the pedagogy of Ms. Ruby Pleasure. She returns to sing with GMCW after performing with us in March for the adaptation of the Duruflé Requiem. 

Operatic performances include Carmen (as Carmen), Cavalli’s La Calisto (Furie), Menotti’s The Old Maid and The Thief (Miss Todd), Mozart's The Magic Flute, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, Rameau's Platée, as well as Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story, and contemporary piece such as Meredith Monk’s Songs of Ascension at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre (REDCAT) and Zachary Sharrin’s Time Bodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in downtown Los Angeles. Ms. Sinclairé also holds the distinction of being the first transwoman to sing the National Anthem at a national sporting event – first with the Oakland A’s, and more recently for the San Francisco Deltas. She was among Out Magazine’s 2015 "OUT100" list of LGBT heroes.