The Alumni Society Board of Governors established the Paul Boylan Award to recognize outstanding accomplishments and significant contributions in the field of music, theatre or dance to a recent graduate (within 10 years of graduation) from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Only SMTD faculty members can nominate candidates for the Paul Boylan Award.
2012 Paul Boylan Award Recipient
Nicholas Phan, BM '01 (voice)
American tenor Nicholas Phan, BM ’01 (voice), has appeared with many of the leading orchestras of the United States and England and performed in recital at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and the University of Chicago. He regularly collaborates with top pianists to perform vocal chamber music. Recent opera performances have included debuts with the Glyndebourne and Seattle operas, and appearances with the New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opéra de Lille and Oper Frankfurt. His growing discography includesa Grammy-nominated recording of Stravinsky's Pulcinella with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and his debut solo album, Winter Words, which manyreviewers included on their lists of “Best Recordings of 2011.” He is the artistic director of Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, which promotes the teaching, performance and development of vocal chamber music repertoire.
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