Larry D Hylton is an American Tenor who has inspired audiences around the world. A graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, where he recieved the Artist’s Diploma in Vocal Music, Drama and Movement, Larry studied voice with Jackson Sheats, Charlotte Black, Samuel Bonds and Betty Ridgeway.
A native of Martinsville, Va, Mr. Hylton has appeared around the world with many reputable companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, l’opera National de Lyon, Opera de Montreal, The Edinburgh International Festival, and Arcadia Productions-Shanghai.
Known for his artistic versatility, Larry has been featured in every performance venue housed within The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Opera, Musical Theater, Oratorio, Sacred and Secular. He has also been a guest soloist at The Potter’s House of Dallas with Pastor TD Jakes.
While Mr. Hylton is widely known for his portrayal of “Sporting Life” in the Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, his other credits include Carmen Jones under the baton of Placido Domingo, Sweeney Todd, Debbie Allen’s Soul Possessed, and Black Nativity. In 2015 Larry debuted the role of Prince in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Morning Star produced by Cincinnati Opera. His current season includes performances with The New York Harlem Singers, The National Chorale, The Metropolitan Opera and The Baltimore Symphony.
Venturing into independent film, Mr. Hylton supplied vocals for the award winning 2015 documentary “Seeking Asylum” produced by Evolutionary Press.
Mr. Hylton currently resides in New York City where he is a staff musician at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem.