Singer. Actor. Pianist. As a first-generation American, born of British and Jamaican parents, Tamar Greene was taught early on that diligence, discipline, and versatility are vital traits for everyone to have. Most recently, Tamar performed as Crab Man in PORGY AND BESS at Spoleto Festival USA, internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. Before that, Tamar worked with the TONY Award Winning Broadway creative team as the Quartet Leader in the inaugural cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on the Norwegian Escape. You can see him performing alongside stars Vanessa Williams and Norm Lewis (and many others) as Charlie in the NY Philharmonic Orchestra’s production of SHOW BOAT at Lincoln Center, to be broadcast on PBS. Prior to this, Tamar performed the role of Fisherman with The Broadway First National Tour of THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival.
Tamar proudly holds his M.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature. He also holds a B.A. in Music with a focus in Piano Performance and a B.A. in Computer Information Systems. While at Eastman, Tamar appeared as the Principal Comedian in The Bartered Bride and in collaborative productions of The Juliet Letters and Genius Child. In the spring of 2013, Tamar truly showcased his versatility. He not only debuted with Rochester Lyric Opera as the Beast in Giannini’s Beauty and the Beast, and later appeared as the Counsel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, but also appeared as Audrey II in RAPA’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. In the summer of 2013, he held two major lead roles as the Wiz in a production of The Wiz and Collins in RENT.
Outside of theatre, Tamar is the lead singer of Bitchin’ Kitchen, a Funk band that has, most notably, opened for John Legend during the Jazz on the Pond music festival. Tamar has appeared with Buffalo Opera Unlimited as a featured soloist in their Verdi concert entitled Viva Verdi with the Buffalo Symphony. He also performed with Eastman School of Music musicians in “If Music Be the Food…", a concert series benefiting Rochester’s Foodlink.
When not performing, he enjoys teaching piano and voice, composing original works, and spending time with family and friends. Tamar is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association.