"I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist"

Lorraine Hansberry


"I love the word decennium; I love the word highlights!"

2021:  Collaboration with Courtney Bryan, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Janinah Burnett & Rob Kaplowitz as part of Opera Philadelphia's Digital Commission Series.

2020:   Reparations Now! concert at Center West with Ensemble Pi featuring commissions and premiers from composers Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Négron, Courtney Bryan, Trevor Weston, and Damian Norfleet.

2019:  Composer Jeff Scott arranged two songs for vocalist Damian Norfleet and The Dream Unfinished Orchestra for the season finale concert Deep River at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.

2018:  Performance in composer David Lang's Mile-Long Opera on the High Line in New York City.

2017:  Composer Dr. Nkeiru Okoye wrote the monodrama Invitation to a Die-In for Damian Norfleet and the Mount Holyoke Orchestra.  The piece officially premiered in Mount Holyoke, but also toured the Chicago metro area.

2016:  Principal actor in the world premier of the play Nix as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC.  Damian was awarded Best Actor in a Musical for his performance.

2015:  Principal actor in the world premier of the play Little Rock at the Passage Theatre company.  The cast received a 2015 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Play. 

2014:  Principal actor in the experimental opera Makandal as part of the Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

2013:  Principal actor in the world premier and recording of Paula Kimper's contemporary opera Truth.

2012:  Principal actor in the Drama Desk Award nominated production of The Threepenny Opera.

2011:  Presented a vocal seminar and performed at Hong Kong Disneyland


Damian Norfleet commands the stage with a strong presence and powerful singing."

New York Times


“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.”

 Georgia O'Keeffe

Performing the Messenger Scene with Puppeteer Maura Gahan. Time: June 2021 Place: Bread & Puppet Theater, Vermont

Performing with Ensemble Pi at the ReparationsNow! Concert

This is one of my favorite pictures. I won a Regional Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical with this performance.

I was honored to perform for the ACLU in Massachusetts. It's an important organization doing important work.

Argh!!!!! This was my first feature film!!!

On set with one of my favorite scene partners to date Miss Andrea Lewis!

My first comedy series!! This is Phoebe Robinson and I on the set of the comedy Co-Operation.

A collaboration with the good folks at Upworthy

as Scar at Hong Kong Disney.

Ha!! This is me in the role of Paul when I was a guest artist at the Glimmerglass Opera.

Larry Marshall and I in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. He might be the funniest man on the planet. Costumes by Miodrag Guberinic

Innkeeper/Governor at Portland Opera


March 25, 2021 Interview with Bill Doggett in I Care If You Listen