Actor Kevin Blackton makes his San Francisco Opera debut with Show Boat this summer. Career highlights include the Preacher (Violet) at TheatreWorks, for which he received the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, as well as Gilmore (To Kill a Mockingbird) and roles in Old Money and Moon over Buffalo. As an associate artist at the San Jose Stage Company, his roles with that company include Norbert (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), Officer Lockstock (Urinetown), Prospero (Return to the Forbidden Planet), Chauncey Deville (Dracula: A Musical Nightmare), and Lenny (Of Mice and Men). Blackton’s roles at Sierra Repertory Theatre include Mitch (A Streetcar Named Desire), Barrymore (I Hate Hamlet), and Count van Bruno (Bullshot Crummond). His film and television credits include Detective Bromer (Nash Bridges) and roles in Rent, Hereafter, Zodiac, Carbabes, and Around the Fire. Blackton is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.