André Peele as Colline
André Peele

North Carolina native ANDRÉ PEELE is a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Music. He performed in FSU opera productions of The Process, La Cenerentola, Street Scene, and Romeo é Juliette.  He has also worked with Virginia Opera, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Piedmont Opera, and The Princeton Festival.  He has performed as a concert soloist with the Jackson Symphony, the Tallahassee Community Chorus, the Tallahassee Civic Chorale, and Mitchell Community College.  In 2013 André performed in the regional and collegiate premiere of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs.  He has also been seen in musicals – Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd and Beast in Beauty and the Beast with Quincy Music Theatre, as well as Juan Peron in Theatre Tallahassee’s Evita.

André is an alumnus of the UNC-School of the Art’s high school and undergraduate programs.  While at UNCSA, he performed roles such as Dr. Cajus in the Merry Wives of Windsor and Burton in The Hotel Casablanca.  In 2009 André performed the role of Tom Collins in Theatre Alliance’s production of RENT.

André is heavily involved in bringing music education to the community.  In 2016 he premiered the role of Thomas in Glen Winter’s Deep River: The Marian Anderson Journey that toured Virginia as a part of Virginia Opera’s outreach program.  He performed with the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute’s educational outreach production of the Three Little Pigs as well as Florida State University’s outreach production of Cosi fan tutte. As a teacher, his students have been accepted into many of the country’s best programs in both classical music and musical theatre. When he is not on the stage or teaching, André is an active headshot and stage photographer.