About this Artist
Phil Meyer’s opera repertory consists of Bad Guys, Old Guys, and Funny Guys. For the Pacific Opera Project, Phil sang the role of Mr. White (Old, Unintentional Bad Guy), in the world premiere of The Monkey’s Paw. Also with POP, he has played the alcoholic Impresario in Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma (Funny Guy); a narcoleptic Pistola in Falstaff (Funny Guy); the title role in Sweeney Todd (Bad Guy); Osmin in the Star Trek themed The Abduction from the Seraglio (Old Guy/Funny Guy/Bad Guy); Pooh-bah in The Mikado (Funny Guy); and Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti (Bad Guy). Other leading roles in Los Angeles include King Filippo in Don Carlo with the LA Met (Old Guy); Mephistopheles, in Center Stage Opera’s Faust (the Baddest Guy); the title role in Don Pasquale (Funny, Old, Bad Guy) with the Angel City Opera; Kecal in The Bartered Bride (Old Guy) and Achilla in Giulio Cesare (Bad Guy) with Celestial Opera; and Leporello in Don Giovanni (Funny Guy), Olin Blitch in Susannah (Bad Guy) and the title role in Verdi’s Falstaff with the Repertory Opera Company (Old Guy/Funny Guy/Kinda Bad Guy). In his spare time, Phil directs an HIV education program for medical professionals at Charles Drew University, runs a small global health non-profit, teaches in the School of Social Work at USC, and is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice.