Timothy McDevitt

Maximilian / Captain



Man in black t-shirtAmerican baritone, Timothy McDevitt, has established himself among the industry’s most versatile performers of today. His unique ability to thrive in the worlds of both opera and musical theatre is clearly represented by his diverse schedule throughout the United States and abroad.

Upcoming performances include Benjamin Guggenheim in the New York City Center production of Titanic and Maximillian in Candide with the Northern Lights Music Festival. He returns to The MET in the 2024-25 season covering the role of Scarus in John Adams’ Antony and Cleopatra. Earlier this season, Timothy led two pops concerts with the Reading Symphony Orchestra; Star Spangled Spectacular and Home for the Holidays. Other appearances included A Celebration of Stephen Schwartz at The Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Dear Edvard at MassMOCA, and Sweeney Todd to open the Virginia Arts Festival with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2022-23 season, Timothy joined the roster of The Metropolitan Opera covering in the new production of Terrence Blanchard’s Champion. Also that season, William The Fall of the House of Usher at OrpheusPDX, Maximilian Candide with the Cincinnati Symphony, Porter’s Gay Paree for the opening of The Ned Nomad, concerts with the Winston Salem Symphony, and performances of his original cabaret Erwartung // {Expectation} for The Metropolitan Opera Club, Ludlow House, The Century Association, and The Park Avenue Armory Avant-Garde. The accompanying short film was also screened at the Long Beach Opera and Opera Philadelphia film festivals.

The 2019-20 season included his debut in Germany as Harry Easter in Street Scene at Oper Köln, Maximillian in Candide with the Philadelphia Orchestra alongside actor Bradley Cooper, Call Me Madam with NY City Center Encores, Bruce Ismay in Titanic in Greenville, Zelenka’s Missa Omnium Sanctorum with the American Classical Orchestra, and a return to Ravinia Festival for the revival of Bernstein’s Mass with the Chicago Symphony, later broadcast on PBS Great Performances. He was also seen in season two, episode six of Dickinson on AppleTV+

On the opera stage he has starred in Les Mamelles de Tirésias at both the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, L’Isola Disabitata at Alice Tully Hall, Zaide with the New World Symphony, La Fanciulla del West with the New York City Opera, and Les Enfants Terribles with the North Carolina Opera. His numerous theatre and concert credits include the Emmy Award winning Carousel for Live from Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic, Guys and Dolls at Carnegie Hall, West Side Story with the NHK Symphony in Tokyo as well as the Philadelphia Orchestra, South Pacific at Ash Lawn Opera, The Secret Garden at Baltimore Center Stage/Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Dreyfus Affair at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Thou Swell with the NY City Ballet, Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and several appearances with NY City Center Encores; Brigadoon, Me & My Girl, The New Yorkers, Call me Madam, and Lady be Good. Recordings include Mass on the Deutsche Grammophon label, Brigadoon and Lady be Good with Ghostlight Records, and Roberta on New World Records. Increasingly sought after as a competition judge, Timothy was most recently on the Miss America Organization panel crowning Miss New York 2023, Amelia Collins.

Timothy is a native of Reading, Pennsylvania and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Juilliard. He is on the Vocal Arts faculty at Manhattan School of Music, Bard College, and teaches privately in New York and Los Angeles.