Tenors of The Doorway Singers

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Dan McGary (Business Manager)

Dan has been a Doorway member since 2010. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Journalism from Regent University in 2012 and since then has worked with many theater companies in the area in various capacities. Dan has also worked with several Virginia Beach and Newport News high schools in their creative arts departments, and now works as the Office Manager at Virginia Musical Theater in Virginia Beach. Writing and composing are his passions, and much of his work can be displayed through his own creative company, coLABoration Theater. https://www.facebook.com/coLABTheatre

Brent Hartigan

Brent is returning to Doorway after a 2-year break. He studied Vocal Performance at Old Dominion University, and has performed with Lyric Opera Virginia, the Virginia Opera, the Virginia Chorale, Virginia Musical Theatre, Theatrics, and more. His notable roles include Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Adam/Noah in Children of Eden, and you can hear him as a hired soloist at First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach.

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Joseph Brown

Although Joseph just joined Doorway for Christmas of 2022, he has been making music locally for many years and has been a member of many groups including the Smithfield Strings, Peninsula Concert Band, and Virginia Choral Society. He currently plays clarinet with the Tidewater Winds Concert Band and Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, and sings with the choir at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk. Joseph graduated from Christopher Newport University with a degree in choral music education, and is currently the chorus teacher at Maury High School.

Dylan Cavasos

Dylan was ecstatic to join Doorway Singers in spring of 2023! He attended the BFA Musical Theatre program at Shenandoah Conservatory, and was thrilled to appear as Robin in the US university premier of Something Rotten! He is a proud 2019 graduate of the Musical Theatre department at The Governor’s School for the Arts, and has played many roles in the area, including Oliver Twist in OLIVER!, Jinx in Forever Plaid, Ethan in The Full Monty, Doody in Grease, Monty Navarro in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Link Larkin in Hairspray. Dylan would love to thank his instructors for giving him the incredible training he received, and his eternally supportive family for inspiring him to stay creative.

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David Sinclair (Treasurer)

David joined Doorway Singers for Dickens' Christmas in 2019 and doesn't plan to retire from the group until his vocal chords give out! He started his musical journey in elementary school with the All City Choir, then he was hooked and couldn't wait for more opportunities to perform. He has been part of groups such as Virginia All-State Choir and Senior Honors Choir in high school, and the advanced chorus while studying Vocal Performance at Virginia Tech. In addition, he was a part of Naturally Sharp, an all male A Capella group when they were selected for the Best of College A Capella CD with a chilling rendition of "Wake Me Up" (Google it!). David later became music director for the group and assisted in arranging and recording their CD. Now, he's back in the a capella and choir world, and he's ready to hit the ground running!

Jesse O'Connell

Jesse joined Doorway in Spring of 2023. He is a singer/songwriter that can often be found with guitar in hand, and excited to further his performing experience in this way. Graduating from PHCC with an A.S. in Emergency Medical Services, he currently works as a Paramedic Firefighter in Hampton. During his down time, Jesse enjoys outdoor activities, water sports, fitness, and karaoke!


Robert Walters

Robert joined Doorway Singers in the spring of 2023. He graduated with a B.A. in Vocal Performance alongside a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Teach in 2022. He then moved to Newport News after being hired as a stormwater engineer on the peninsula. Robert has been in choir since he was in 3rd grade, taught himself guitar and piano in high school, and even music directed his college acapella group, TechNotes. He has quickly become involved in the performing arts here in Hampton Roads, making his theatrical debut in The Bridges of Madison County at PCT, as well as being cast in She Loves Me at SLT. He is excited to add Doorway Singers to the list as he loves nothing more than performing.