Making his fifth appearance with the Gulf Coast Symphony, Wesley is excited to be back at the Barbara B. Mann. Previously, he was seen in Carousel, Oklahoma, From Broadway to Hollywood, and as Commander Harbison in South Pacific. He has also appeared with Opera Naples in La Boheme, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, and as the Marquis d’Obigny in La Traviata. Other Florida productions include Sweeney Todd with TheatreZone and Madama Butterfly with Gulfshore Opera. Regionally, he has performed in The Stephen Foster Story, A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, and The King and I. In New York City, he performed with the York Theatre Company in Equinox and in Joan Rivers and her Funny Friends at Town Hall. His favorite performances, though, are the sing-alongs he leads with residents of memory-care homes with the non-profit Songs By Heart Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in English and teaches locally at Hodges University. He hopes you enjoy this performance of Show Boat, which he dedicates to his mother and Thad.