|Seph Stanek: Frequently shirtless on stage|
When a reader suggested that we feature Seph Stanek on the site, we instantly agreed that he was barihunk material. Although his career path doesn't seem focused on opera, he has performed Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte with Spartanburg Opera, the Baron in Verdi's La traviata with Lyrique-en-mer and the Notary in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Furman Opera. He also was a lead singer during the American and International tour of "Twelve Irish Tenors." Attendees at the Met's production of Aida will be able to spot him as one of the soldiers.
Stanek has mostly made his mark in musicals, as well as appearing on TV in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Mildred Pierce. On stage, he's been seen in Christmastime!, the Dramatists Guild’s production of Sympathy Jones, Ars Nova’s Naughy/Nice, The Augusta Players’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the American Theatre of Actors production of Little House on the Ferry.
Seph Stanek sings "The Angel of Death" from Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona nobis pacem:
Stanek is also a member of Figaro, an all-male classical-crossover quartet who perform throughout North and South America.
Stanke is a graduate of Furman University and L’Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy.
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