Siri Howard (soprano) is a soloist, recording artist, and Broadway actress who began her professional career at age 10 and continues to perform in some of the world’s most prestigious venues. She is thrilled to join the Detroit Symphony for the holidays! Additional solo performance collaborations include the Nashville Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Steamboat Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Pops of Long Island, and The Florida Orchestra. Ms. Howard performed with the New York Philharmonic in Sweeney Todd: Live from Lincoln Center starring Emma Thompson (PBS broadcast), and with the Philadelphia Orchestra in A Little Night Music 25th Anniversary Concert.
On Broadway, Ms. Howard has been in Les Misérables and The Sound of Music (Broadway Revival cast recording). She has been in the National Tours of The Phantom of the Opera, Parade, Les Misérables, and The Sound of Music, starring Richard Chamberlain, and has extensive experience playing major roles in significant regional musical theatre venues throughout the US. On the operatic stage, Ms. Howard’s performances include Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Orpheus Descending (Carol Cutrere), Dido and Aeneas (Dido), Cendrillon (Cendrillon), and La Bohéme (Musetta). Other notable credits include performing with the USO for veterans and active duty military as well as the 2016 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland College Park, and a Master of Arts in vocal performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Ms. Howard has enjoyed residencies at numerous music institutes, colleges, high schools, and training programs, giving recitals, masterclasses, and lectures. She resides in Greenville, SC, with her husband and children.