Then Sings My Soul

Seattle Opera BRAVO Club Spring Concert

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Tagney Jones Hall - Seattle Opera at The Center

Seattle, WA

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Cheryse McLeod Lewis Performs Her Solo Show For the Seattle Opera BRAVO Club Spring Concert

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Come check out Seattle Opera's new home! Mezzo-soprano and Seattle Opera chorister Cheryse McLeod Lewis sings highlights from her solo show, "Then Sings My Soul," in Seattle Opera's beautiful glass box performance space, Tagney Jones Hall. Audiences may recognize her as Annie from Seattle Opera's 2018 Porgy and Bess, Cinderella's Stepmother in Village Theatre's 2017 Into the Woods, and all across Seattle as the Bess model in our poster art. Ms. Lewis also understudied and sang the role of Bess numerous times in the first national Broadway tour of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. This uplifting evening of American music features spirituals, musical theatre, jazz, and art song. Open to all ages. Two drink tickets included for guests 21+. Buy tickets at or at the door.

Black Voices Concert This Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Join Seattle Art Song Society for the first event of 2019 and our continuing celebration of community with Black Voices. Join us as Ibidunni Ojikutu (soprano), Cheryse McLeod Lewis (mezzo), Charles Wesley Evans (baritone), and Joseph Williams (pianist) present an evening celebrating black achievement through song.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Performs Her Solo Show on the Saltwater Music Series

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Then Sings My Soul: Songs and Spirituals from the American Experience

Mezzo-Soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis joins pianist/composer Steven Luksan for a concert of songs that explore the rich American traditions of spirituals, art song, jazz, and musical theater. As always, admission to this Saltwater Music Series Concert is FREE. Cash/Check donations will be collected to support the Des Moines Area Food Bank.

Federal Way Symphony Debut - Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Cheryse McLeod Lewis makes her Federal Way Symphony debut as the Mezzo Soloist in Handel's Messiah this coming Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM. The performance will take place at the Federal Way Performing Arts Center.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis To Debut With Seattle Art Song Society On Earth Day


Cheryse McLeod Lewis will make her Seattle Art Song Society debut on Sunday, April 22, 2018 (Earth Day). The performance will take place at Queen Anne Christian Church in Seattle beginning at 3:30 PM.

Join SASS as we explore the elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air through song. The program features songs by Hugo Wolf, Juliana Hall, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Aaron Copland, Henry Purcell, Ernst Bacon, Reynaldo Hahn, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Roger Quilter, Björk, and new works by Steven Luksan and Brian Armbrust.

The cast includes Rachelle Moss (Fire), Dora Barnes (Earth), Cheryse McLeod Lewis (Water), Andrew Etherington (Air), Julia Benzinger (Gaia), and Darrell J. Jordan (Everyman). The pianist for this performance will be Steven Luksan.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis To Make Her Solo Role Debut With Seattle Opera This Summer

January 2, 2018

Cheryse McLeod Lewis will make her solo role debut with Seattle Opera this summer singing Annie in Porgy and Bess. Cheryse is also the female model in all of Seattle Opera's marketing materials for the 2018 production.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis To Perform On Visiting Guest Artist Series at Central Washington University

December 1, 2017

Cheryse McLeod Lewis has been invited to perform as a part of the Visiting Guest Artist Series at Central Washington University on February 9, 2018. She will perform her solo show "Then Sings My Soul" and will be joined on the program by the CWU Choirs that will perform 3 spirituals with Ms. Lewis. The performance will take place at the CWU Department of Music Recital Hall on the CWU campus in Ellensburg, WA.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis to make her Village Theatre Debut during the 2017-2018 Season

May 26, 2017

Cheryse McLeod Lewis will make her Village Theatre debut during the upcoming 2017-2018 season as Cinderella's Stepmother in INTO THE WOODS. Performances will run for 9 weeks from September 14 through November 19, 2017. More details can be found HERE.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Returns to Eugene, OR for Tin Pan Alley Follies

April 29, 2017

Cheryse McLeod Lewis returns to Eugene, OR to perform Tin Pan Alley Follies with the Eugene Concert Choir & Jazz Combo on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM - Hult Center for the Performing Arts - Silva Concert Hall. She will be joined by featured artists David Hughey and Vicki Brabham. Buy tickets HERE.

CONCERT DESCRIPTION: "Join us for a journey back in time through the great American songbook with LIVE jazz combo led by the fabulous Vicki Brabham. Eugene Concert Choir will be joined by incredible guest artists including touring stage stars Cheryse McLeod Lewis and David Hughey, tap dancers and more! Delight in music from the roaring jazz age of Tin Pan Alley in New York City to dance halls, radio and film with hits from Georg & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern and Rogers & Hammerstein."

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Makes Eugene Concert Choir & Orchestra Debut

February 22, 2017

Cheryse McLeod Lewis will make her Eugene Concert Choir & Orchestra debut this weekend as the Mezzo Soloist in Beethoven's Mass in C. The performance will take place at the Hult Center - Silva Concert Hall in Eugene, OR on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Details and ticket information can be found HERE.

Seattle Opera Guild Celebrates 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala

February 12, 2017

Cheryse McLeod Lewis was a guest performer at the Seattle Opera Guild 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Women's University Club in downtown Seattle. She joined fellow performers Corinna Quilliam (soprano), Jesse Nordstrom (tenor), Ryan Bede (baritone), Erich Parce (baritone), and Victoria Livengood (mezzo-soprano) in presenting an evening of operatic favorites.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Launches Premier Vocal Entertainment, LLC

September 26, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis recently launched her own vocal entertainment company called Premier Vocal Entertainment, LLC. PVE offers the widest variety of top-tier, professional vocal entertainment for events across the greater Seattle area. Holiday Harmony, a premier group of a cappella Christmas carolers, is the first offering from Premier Vocal Entertainment and is booking now for the 2016 holiday season. Learn more at

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Sings The National Anthem & God Bless America at the August 7 Seattle Mariners Game

July 14, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis will sing The National Anthem & God Bless America at the August 7, 2016 Seattle Mariners Game. The Mariners will face off against the Los Angeles Angels at 1:00 PM at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.

"Then Sings My Soul" Added to the 2016-2017 Season at Resonance Hall at SOMA Towers

June 10, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis' solo show "Then Sings My Soul" has just been added to the 2016-2017 First Friday Salon Concert Series at Resonance Hall at SOMA Towers. Inspired by the 19th century tradition of in-home parlor and salon concerts, this concert series is dedicated to creating a modern "living room concert" rich with intimacy and informality. Cheryse will be performing popular Broadway favorites, beloved jazz standards, and stunning spirituals during this fun, relaxing evening of great American music. The concert will take place at the beautiful, upscale Resonance Hall at SOMA Towers in the heart of downtown Bellevue, WA on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Freedom Hall Adds "Then Sings My Soul" to its 2016-2017 Matinee Theatre Series

June 2, 2016

Freedom Hall, a premiere theatre and concert venue located in the southern Chicago suburb of Park Forest, IL, just added Cheryse McLeod Lewis' solo show to its 2016-2017 Matinee Theatre Series. A Christmas-themed version of "Then Sings My Soul" will be performed on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the Nathan Manilow Theatre. A local choir will join Cheryse on this festive program.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis Records Voiceover Narration for Microsoft Meeting Launch Video

June 1, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis provides the voiceover narration for a video that will be used to kick off an internal Microsoft group meeting.

Photo Shoot for Seattle Opera's 2016-2017 Touring Production of Cinderella in Spain Features Cheryse McLeod Lewis

May 18, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis appears as one of Cinderella's Stepsisters in the promotional photo shoot for Seattle Opera's upcoming touring production of Cinderella in Spain which will be performed during the 2016-2017 season. CLICK HERE for a couple of fun behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot.

New Amazon Luxury Beauty Campaign Features Cheryse McLeod Lewis

April 21-22, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis is one of the principal actors in the new Amazon Luxury Beauty promotional campaign debuting in early May 2016. CLICK HERE to view the web commercial. Cheryse's segment begins at 0:59.

Microsoft Corporate Video Features Cheryse McLeod Lewis

March 24-25, 2016

Cheryse McLeod Lewis is the principal actor in a corporate video for Microsoft about "A Day in the Life of a Product Manager."

Cheryse McLeod Lewis brings her solo show to the ASU Kerr Cultural Center

March 10, 2016

On March 10, 2016, Cheryse brings her solo show "Then Sings My Soul" to the Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center in Scottsdale, AZ. The program features uplifting American music including spirituals, jazz, and music theatre. Joining Cheryse on stage is the acclaimed Saguaro High School Advanced Vocal Ensemble.

Seattle Cycles Web Commercial Features Cheryse McLeod Lewis

February 22, 2016

This recent web commercial for The Burke Line of Titanium Folding Bikes (Seattle Cycles) features Cheryse McLeod Lewis. Skip to 2:07 to see Cheryse's segment (The Burke 16). To view the entire commercial CLICK HERE.

Ballet Oratorio Production of Handel's Messiah Features Cheryse McLeod Lewis

November 28-29, 2015

Cheryse McLeod Lewis appears as one of the mezzo soloists for Bellevue City Opera Ballet's 2015 Handel's Messiah. This ballet oratorio is choreographed by Sayoko Knode, conducted by Philip Tschopp and will be performed at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

Cheryse McLeod Lewis shoots United Airlines’ new Dreamliner campaign

August 1, 2015

Cheryse was one of the print models featured in United Airlines’ new Dreamliner Interiors photo shoot. Pictures from this shoot will appear in Hemispheres, United’s inflight magazine, on the inflight entertainment screens aboard the aircraft, and online at

Cheryse McLeod Lewis joins the cast of the 1st National Broadway Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

October 2013 – July 2014

Cheryse will tour the US during the 2013-2014 season as U/S Bess and Swing in the 1st National Broadway Tour of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. The tour will visit 26 cities across the country during its 9-month run.