Reid Bruton is nearing his 100th production as a chorister for LA Opera.
He has also performed solo roles with the company in productions including Salome, Billy Budd, Der Rosenkavalier, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Gianni Schicchi, Thaïs, The Magic Flute, Macbeth, Carmen, and La Bohème. He is the voice of the Grinch on the Boston Pops’ Christmas CD. He has appeared as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic both at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl, in performances including Stravinsky’s Renard, Philip Glass’ Koyaanisqatsi, and Puccini’s Tosca (conducted by Gustavo Dudamel). Reid is also a proud member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale with whom he solos regularly.
An adept singer, Reid’s uniquely deep voice can be heard on over 150 major motion picture soundtracks, including the recent Star Wars movies, Us, Warcraft, Frozen, X-Men, Ice Age, 50 Shades of Grey, The Matrix and Avatar. While recording the soundtrack for War of the Worlds, John Williams said of Bruton: “I’ve never heard notes sung that low!”
His television credits include Family Guy, The Simpsons and The Tonight Show, as well as the telecast of the Academy Awards. He has sung back-up vocals for Barbra Streisand, Adele, Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Red Hot Chili Peppers and 50 Cent.