Tenor Shane Kingston Magargal has established himself as an interpreter of the Savoy's principal tenor roles. Originally a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Magargal got his start in the thriving G&S community in the greater Philadelphia area, later adding the New York City scene to his performance sphere. Now living in Madison, Wisconsin, Mr. Magargal has served on the Board of Directors for the Madison Savoyards, Ltd since 2011, and currently serves as President of the organization.
Performance highlights include Marco Palmieri in SavoyNet's 2010 Festival production of The Gondoliers; The Defendant in the joint Savoy Company / Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County's Trial by Jury (Best American Production, 2011 Gettysburg Festival); various roles in the 2008 season of The Ohio Light Opera; as well as numerous productions and concerts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin.
Mr. Magargal has also ventured into the realm of G&S scholarship. His research analyzing the Savoy Operas through an Aristotelian perspective was introduced at the 2011 Gettysburg Festival's Papers, Presentations and Patter: A Savoyards' Symposium, and subsequently published in the book by the same name.
Mr. Magargal holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance and a Master of Music degree in Voice Pedagogy and Performance, both from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.