As Nanki-Poo in Union Avenue Opera's The Mikado:
"Drake Dantzler as Nanki-Poo sings a charming "Wand'ring Minstrel I"; his lovely tenor voice is uniformly pure in tone throughout his range -- even those soaring high notes" - Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld.com
"Drake Dantzler is a dashing and earnest Nanki-Poo" - Mark Bretz, Ladue News
"As Nanki-Poo, the wandering second trombone who’s actually the Mikado’s son in disguise, Drake Dantzler is a tall, likeable tenor with an attractive voice and an easy way on stage." - Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"As Nanki-Poo, the royal heir disguised as a Second Trombone, tenor Drake Dantzler could hardly be better, with a light, fluid voice that allows him to tune his supple song to perfection" - Chauck Lavazzi, KDHX.com
As Alfredo in La Traviata"Drake Dantzler's tenor vocals were marvelous, bright and evocative." Encore Michigan
"As Gerald, Lakme's object of desire, tenor Drake Dantzler projected just the right countenance to contrast these highly-divergent cultures. His light, lyric voice never failed to hit the vocal mark while it furthered the development of his character." Colorado Springs Gazette
Drake will make his first appearance with Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis, this summer. He will sing a favorite role of his, Nanki-Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.
Drake will be in Chicago in early July at the NATS National Conference, made possible by the NATS Foundation Emerging Leader Award.
Drake is happy to return to the Interlochen Arts Camp as voice faculty this July and August.
Drake will be joining the Detroit Metropolitan Chorale for the 4th time this year as Tenor Soloist in Messiah.
Oakland University Opera's The Magic Flute marks Drake's sixth full sclale directing project since joining the faculty. Performances are in the middle of January, 2017..
Opera News hailed: "Tenor Dantzler is a real find: he has a voice of molten silver, immaculate musicianship and an expressive stage persona. The previous evening (Aug. 5), Dantzler had stopped the show as Lehár's Count of Luxembourg."
Drake is happy to be represented by Wade Artist Management.
Keep up with Drake's performance and teaching schedule on Twitter with @DrakeD