"Gifted and fiercely committed"
Note from Wes
"This fall has really been an exciting journey so far. After wrapping up a solid run of La Tragédie de Carmen with the outstanding folks at Syracuse Opera, I appeared before the panel of the The Sullivan Foundation and won a Career Development Award. I truly could not be more grateful and honored by this support and thank The Sullivan Foundation from the bottom of my heart. It will be critical these next few months as I prepare some truly challenging roles that I can't tell you about just yet. While auditioning in NYC, I have had the opportunity to join a brilliant on camera acting class with director/acting coach Heidi Marshall. The parallels between film, theater, opera and musical theater continue to fascinate me. Each offers some incredible tool that can help the other. And--this just in!--I am elated to announce my return to the role of Curly in Oklahoma! and my debut as the Bishop in Les Misérables this coming summer with the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. It will be such a pleasure to spend the summer singing these tremendous works of musical theater in the beautiful state of Utah following a fruitful season of opera."
Before Night Falls continues to intrigue
Becoming Reinaldo Arenas: Family, Sexuality, and the Cuban Revolution, published in April, includes this comment by author Jorge Olivares:
"I suspect that Arenas...would have have been delighted with the casting of Wes Mason, who embodied him on stage with charisma, confidence, and vigor. (I can hear the irreverent Arenas making libidinous remarks about the hunky baritone.)"