Born in Pennsylvania, he attended the Peabody Conservatory after considering a career in medicine studying at the Mount Street School of Homeopathy in Baltimore. In 1913 Broadway came calling and he participated in many Gilbert and Sullivan revivals as well as works by Friml, Lehar, Kalman and deKoven. Amonasro in “Aida” was the vehicle for his operatic debut in Washington D.C. The Metroploitan Opera in 1934 as Giogio Germont , where he remained until 1943. An early pioneer in performing on the radio, his career lasted there until 1950.
Short Biography by Charles Rhodes