Jon Lee Keenan is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. Influenced at a young age by his father, a versatile saxophonist, Jon cultivated an interest for a variety of musical styles. In 2005, Jon moved to Southern California to pursue a career in classical singing and a degree in Vocal Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music. Recent highlights with the Los Angeles Master Chorale include the role of “Evangelist” in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and solos in Handel’s Messiah, and Hugo Distler’s The Story of Christmas. In recent seasons, Jon has helped create several new exciting characters through collaborations with The Industry including Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (music by Andrew McIntosh) and “Little Monk” in Brecht’s Galileo (music by Andy Akiho). This season’s highlights include appearances with Orange County’s Pacific Chorale as the role of “Evangelist” in Bach’s St. John Passion; tenor soloist in Mozart’s Laut Verkünde unsre Freude conducted by Gustavo Dudamel; and the role of “Gunner” in the widely-acclaimed operatic premiere of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds featuring music by Annie Gosfield and directed by Yuval Sharon for the LA Philharmonic.