Bruce Hubbard

Bruce Hubbard

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 12 Nov 1991 (aged 38–39)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 178425624 · View Source
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Bruce Hubbard was an American operatic baritone. A Drama Desk and Laurence Olivier Award nominee for Best Actor, he performed on Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, BBC television, in concert and made several recordings. He is most famous for appearing as Joe in Show Boat, and as Jake, as well as Porgy, in Porgy and Bess on Broadway, the West End, and in several major opera houses and regional theatres. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Music.

Hubbard was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1951 or 1952. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1971.

To honor his memory, in 1992, family, friends, and colleagues established the Bruce Hubbard Memorial Scholarship Fund at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. The scholarship is awarded annually to voice majors, with preference given to minority students. In announcing the scholarship on its website, the university noted that, in addition to his performances on the musical theatre stage, in recordings and in opera houses across the world, Hubbard had also performed at the White House on three occasions; including an appearance on the PBS series, "In Performance at the White House". In a letter sent to him after one of his concerts, President Ronald Reagan wrote, "Your performance was brilliant and the richness of your voice thrilled us all."


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  • Created by: Neil Funkhouser
  • Added: 15 Apr 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 178425624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bruce Hubbard (1952–12 Nov 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 178425624, ; Maintained by Neil Funkhouser (contributor 46781068) Unknown.