Behind the Character

Brian Kuhnert is Colonel Charles Goodnight

About: A native of the Texas Panhandle, Brian Kuhnert returns to the Pioneer Ampitheatre for his 17th season and his first season playing Colonel Charles Goodnight. The previous 12 seasons he played Uncle Henry which was replaced by Charles Goodnight for the 54th season of TEXAS. Brian spends his off-season as the Director of Opera and Musical Theatre Studies at Wayland Baptist University. Opera highlights include: Horace Tabor (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Doctor Bartolo (II barbiere di Siviglia), Rev. Olin Blitch (Susannah), and Sarastro (Die Zauberflote). Specializing in the song repertoire of British composer Gerald Finzi, Brian gave the West Texas premiere of his long-overlooked composition, by Footpath and Stile.

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