Whether singing as solo artists or as a duo, Mark and Molly Johnson have built an impressive track record of national and regional appearances. Among many others, they have performed in:
They have also worked in the TV and recording industry in LA and Nashville. They have been instrumental in the founding and fostering of several community arts organizations and for more than 30 years have sung for numerous school, civic, church and community organizations across the Mid-west, Southwest and South.
Mark and Molly are both are alumnus of Oklahoma City University, where they studied with Inez Silberg and Florence Birdwell, respectively. Each holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from Louisiana State University, where they studied voice with Kennedy Center Honoree Martina Arroyo (Molly) and internationally-known operatic tenor, Robert Grayson (Mark).
Molly Johnson, DMA, Soprano - Member Actor's Equity Association Selected Professional Performing Experience
Florence Foster Jenkins - Souvenir
Painted Sky Opera (OK) Ruth – Pirates of Penzance, Opera Longview (TX) (pictured right) Marcellina – Le Nozze di Figaro, Opera Longview Mother - Amahl and the Night Visitors, Asheville (NC) Lyric Opera Prince Orlofsky - Die Fledermaus, Baton Rouge (LA) Opera Mercedes – Carmen, Baton Rouge Opera La Ciesca - Gianni Schicchi, Baton Rouge Opera Javotte – Manon, Baton Rouge Opera Paprika the Witch, Tortoni Marconi - The Ring of the Fettucines, Asheville (NC) Symphony
Oklahoma City Reptertory Theater (Mrs. Pearce - My Fair Lady) Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Touring Company) Gypsy/Old Woman - Candide Mrs. Fezziwig/Nell – A Christmas Carol The Queen – The Dragon and St. George (musical adaptation) Music Theatre of Wichita (KS) (Touring Company) Stepmother – Cinderella (musical adaptation) Mrs. Fezziwig – A Christmas Carol Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Inc. (Summer Stock) Three seasons as resident company member; 14 productions Secondary roles and/or understudy for principals, chorus
Handel – Messiah Haydn – Paukenmesse (Mass in Time of War) Saint-Saëns - Christmas Oratorio Rutter - Magnificat Fauré - Requiem Mendelssohn - Elijah Tippett - A Child of Our Time
Duet classical recital – All-Heritage Concert Series, Oklahoma City, OK Say It with Song duet revue – Angelina College, Lufkin, TX Broadway Diva! Panola College, Carthage, TX; Anglina College, Lufkin, TX
Additional performances in recitals, lecture-recitals, one-woman and duo musical theatre revues, sacred music concerts and worship presentations; details available upon request
Simply Christmas with Mark Johnson, tenor; Donald Duncan, organ; Kerry Baham, piano. Released in November, 2005. Produced by Mark Johnson Ministries, LLC. Sacred Christmas selections in solo and duet arrangements with piano and organ accompaniment
The Majesty of Thy Name with Mark Johnson, tenor. Released 1986. Re-released 2004. Produced by Mark Johnson Ministries, LLC. Contemporary Christian solos and duets.
Mark Johnson, DMA, Tenor* Selected Performing Experience
Hamlet (Ghost/Gravedigger) Ring Around the Moon (Romanville)
Music Theater Roles
Hairspray (Wilbur) Ragtime (Willie Conklin)
Cherokee Red River Casino (Principal; regional)
Orange Leaf (Web)
Joe Cooper Ford (OKC) Texas Rose Festival - Narrator/Talent
Tosca - Spoletta La Boheme - Rudolfo The Crucible - Rev. Parrish Susannah - Sam Lucia di Lammermoor - Edgardo Naughty Marietta - Capt. Dick Tales of Hoffman - Hoffman Marriage of Figaro - Basilio/Curzio (pictured left) Cosi fan Tutte - Ferrando Pirates of Penzance - Frederick Faust - Faust The Tender Land - Martin The Merry Widow - St. Brioche Amahl and the Night Visitors – Kaspar
Handel - Messiah Bach - Mass in B minor, Cantata 85, Cantata 130 Beethoven - Mount of Olives Saint-Saëns - Christmas Oratorio Stainer - Seven Last Words Mozart - Requiem, Regina Coeli Fauré - Requiem Mendelssohn - Elijah, Hymn of Praise Tippett - A Child of Our Time Haydn - St.Nicholas Mass, Creation
Opera and Theater Companies, Civic and Community Organizations
Asheville Lyric Opera Asheville Choral Society Baton Rouge Opera Four Corners Opera Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Opera East Texas (formerly Longview Opera Company) Poteet Theater Public Opera of Dallas Texas Rose Festival Texas Vocal Arts Ensemble Tulsa Opera Tulsa Little Symphony Orchestra Tyler Civic Chorale Invited Recitalist
Duet classical recital – All-Heritage Concert Series, Oklahoma City, OK Say It with Song duet revue – Angelina College, Lufkin, TX "I, Too, Sing America: Art Song of Black American Composers" presented at NATS regional conference, Abeline Christian University.
Music by Guys Who Like Music - solo recital, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas Recordings
Simply Christmas with Molly Johnson, soprano; Donald Duncan, organ; Kerry Baham, piano. Released in November, 2005. Produced by Mark Johnson Ministries, LLC. Sacred Christmas selections in solo and duet arrangements with piano and organ accompaniment
The Majesty of Thy Name with Molly Johnson, soprano. Released 1986. Re-released 2004. Produced by Mark Johnson Ministries, LLC. Contemporary Christian solos and duets