Thomas Carey (baritone)

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Thomas Carey (29 December 1931 – 23 January 2002) was an American operatic baritone.

Born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, he served in the United States military during the Korean War.

After leaving the service, he studied singing at the Henry Street Settlement and at City College of New York. In 1970, he performed the role of Mel in the world premiere of Michael Tippett's The Knot Garden at the Royal Opera House in London. He appeared in the second London West End revival of Show Boat in the role of Joe, which premiered in 1971.[1] From 1969 until his death of pancreatic cancer in Norman, Oklahoma, he taught on the voice faculty of the University of Oklahoma.

He was married for many years to the contralto Carol Brice, who predeceased him in 1985.[2]


  1. ^ "Show Boat". This is Theatre. January 2020.
  2. ^ "Obituaries: Thomas Carey". Opera News. May 2002.