Zachary Bryant is honored to return to Eklund Opera after performing in this summer's CU NOW Composer Fellowship Initiative. A native of Houston, Texas, Bryant has performed with the Houston Grand Opera chorus and has appeared with the Houston Gilbert & Sullivan Society as Bosun/Sir Joseph Porter cover (H.M.S. Pinafore) and Hercules/J.W. Wells cover (The Sorcerer). Credits while studying at Columbus State University include Sir Joseph Porter (H.M.S. Pinafore), Rapunzel's Prince (Into the Woods) and Papageno (Die Zauberflöte scenes), in addition to scenes as Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and the title role in Don Giovanni with Westminster Choir College's summer program in Florence, Italy. Equally at home in other disciplines, Bryant has performed musical theatre and jazz revues with Bayou City concert musicals and has been on faculty with the Alley Theatre Conservatory and outreach programs. Bryant is working with the CU Entrepreneurship Center for Music and pursuing his master's degree as a student of Andrew Garland.