Freddie Love is a multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in rural Oklahoma (yes, like the musical), Freddie clawed their way off the farm and onto the stage. Immediately after graduating high school, they took one big suitcase and moved to New York City to study acting & musical theatre at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA). After receiving a BFA in Acting & Musical Theater at AMDA, Freddie received a scholarship to attend OKCU's Bass School of Music (alma mater to Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O'Hara, and Leontyne Price). Over the next 4 years, Freddie honed their craft, performing leading roles in operas, singing solos with Canterbury Voices & Oklahoma Philharmonic, winning National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) classical voice competitions, and studying abroad in Italy.
Since then, Freddie has performed in opera festivals and concerts around the world.
Performed operatic roles include the title role of Carmen (Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival in Sicliy, Italy), Desiree in Sondheim's A Little Night Music (Hawaii Performing Arts Festival), Tongues Duel the Corn Whores a new opera by artist Trulee Hall (London, UK; Zabludowicz Center), Madame de Croissy in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites (OKCU), La Voix in Offenbach's Contes d'Hoffmann (OKCU), and Donna Ribalda in PDQ Bach's The Stoned Guest (OPERAtions).
Freddie also performs operatic drag, re-imagining classical opera and musical theatre repertoire through a queer lens. These performances challenge and blur the gender binary while celebrating queer identities. Freddie is a two time winner of Drag Wars NYC and has performed on countless stages, including New York City's legendary Stonewall Inn.
In January 2020, Freddie relocated to London, UK with their longtime partner. Freddie's recent work has been performing a leading role in a new opera and film by Trulee Hall and being selected as a winner for 'Alternative Cabaret' at Wilton's Music Hall's Music4All Festival (unfortunately cancelled due to COVID). They also created and performed in a new theatrical work The Magic Flute (Or The Stories They Tell) with co-creators Edwina Strobl, Mais Robinson, and Mark Daniels. The show debuted in July 2021 at Above The Stag (London), and delved into deconstruction of the gender binary and non-binary identities, through theatre, opera, musical theatre, and comedy.
Freddie is currently writing a country musical show, 'Queer Cowboys', which tells the fantastical stories of two transgender cowboys who lived in the 19th century American Frontier. 'Queer Cowboys' will debut May 2022 at Wilton's Music Hall in London.
Freddie's hobbies include: Kickboxing, yoga, reading, playing guitar, watching nature documentaries, and sticking rhinestones on things.
"FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE, THEN DO IT ON PURPOSE"
Representation: JBR CREATIVE MANAGEMENT