Kip Wilborn

Opera singer

Kip Wilborn has enjoyed a career as a leading tenor with opera companies and symphonies around the world in cities including, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, London, Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Taipei. He has also enjoyed success in film and music theater. He starred as Sam Kaplan in the musical film, “Street Scene,” which was awarded the Best Musical Film award at the International Wide Screen Awards in Amsterdam. On the theatre stage, he starred as Ravenal, Raoul and Phantom in the Hal Prince productions of “Showboat” and “Phantom of the Opera.” His solo CD, “Be My Love,” with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, garnered a Best New Artist nomination from the International Surround Music Awards. Since moving to Honolulu, he has become a fixture in the local theatre and concert scene. In 2017, he made his debut at the Blue Note. Theatrically in Honolulu, he provided stage direction for “Closer Than Ever,” music direction for “It Shoulda Been You,” and was Creator and Music Director for “Boys On Broadway” for Manoa Valley Theatre. At Paliku Theatre, he was Stage Director and performed in “Side By Side By Sondheim” and starred as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables.” At The Actor’s Group, he joined Shari Lynn in her tribute to Gershwin. At the Mamiya Theatre, he starred in the title role of “Sweeney Todd.” At Hawaii Opera Theatre, he recently starred as Don Jose in “Carmen.” Upcoming conducting engagements include, “Into the Woods” for Ohana Arts at the University of Hawaii’s Kennedy Theatre, and the historic Hawaii premiere of “Allegiance” at the Hawaii Theatre Center. His company Grace Productions provides concert production, singing and acting training for all ages, as well as music performances in Hawaii’s retirement and skilled nursing facilities.