William Strom

wstrom_headshot_2015William Strom, tenor, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He works as an independent consultant with Pittsburgh area and regional hospitals specializing in rapid implementation of two-bin systems. He has been singing opera since the summer of 2010 when his wife, Kristen Anne, surprised him with voice lessons and a love of opera quickly followed. William has performed with several Pittsburgh area groups including Undercroft Opera, The Microscopic Opera Company, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and Alia Musica. Some of his roles include Monsieur Grivet (Therese Raquin – Microscopic), Remendado (Carmen – Undercroft), An Officer (Ariadne on Naxos – Opera Theater), Clem/Alfred (The Little Sweep – Microscopic), and Elder Hayes (Susannah – Undercroft). William also appeared in 2013 as Dr. Grimes and Monsignor Rice in the world premiere of Night of the Living Dead: the opera (Microscopic), roles he will reprise in October 2015 with the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. Composed by Todd Goodman and lyrics by Stephen Catanzarite, it won the American Prize in Composition (2014), and is an operatic retelling of the classic 1968 horror film of the same name written by John Russo and George Romero. William has had the pleasure of working with the other Steam members in multiple shows. Most recently in the summer of 2015, all four Steam cast members performed together in Super Smash Opera, a parody opera produced by Liz Rishel, Sean Lenhart, and several other local opera singers. In addition to performances, William supports the arts as a founding and active member of the Undercroft Opera board of directors.