Grounded in the development and embodiment of character, Hannah Wheeler imbues her roles with emotion and depth. Her diverse performance repertoire has provided Hannah with the ability to grow into a true operatic storyteller. With the freedom to fully bury herself in the roles she portrays, she is able to captivate audiences with a fully immersive and engaging experience.
Hannah’s wide range of solo, choral and operatic roles has only grown throughout the years. She just completed the role of Assan (The Consul) with Angels Vocal Art where she also covered The Secretary. Her previous roles include Dr. Bartola (The Barber of Seville) and Madame and the Fairy Godmother (Cinderella) with Opera for the Young, Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) with Music on Site, Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief) with Chicago Summer Opera, La Cercatrice II (Sour Angelica) and covered Zita (Gianni Schicchi) with Music on Site, and Ramiro (La finta giardinier) and Alma (Little Women) with Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium. She has also appeared as the Critic in the world premiere of …for the sake of a narrative closure with Chicago College of Performing Arts, as well as Lapák, Mrs. Páskova, and Grasshopper (The Cunning Little Vixen). She has also performed and curated multiple recitals with operatic, jazz, and musical theater compositions throughout her native Hoosier state. She was recently awarded the Victoria Livengood Award of Distinction (2023) for her preparation, progress and performance.
Ms. Wheeler finished her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University (2018), where she studied with Allan Glassman and she completed her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance from Belmont University (2013).
Ms. Wheeler’s upcoming projects include returning to Opera for the Young in their adaptation of Beauty and the Beast as Tooty Fruity and she is thrilled to be performing Hansel in LOON’s 2023/24 production of Hansel and Gretel. For more information on Hannah, visit hannahwheelermezzo.com.