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Aaron C. Finley

These concerts are the North Carolina Symphony debut of Aaron C. Finley.

Born and raised in Montana, Aaron C. Finley was educated at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle. In the Pacific Northwest, he appeared in productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus/Judas), Rent (Roger), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Hairspray (Link Larkin), It Shoulda Been You (Greg Madison) and The Gypsy King (Drago). Among other regional roles, he originated the role of Billy in the musical Diner, based on the Barry Levinson film, with music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow and direction by Kathleen Marshall.

Finley made his Broadway debut in 2013, starring as Drew Boley in Rock of Ages. In 2015, he took over the role of leading man Brian Howard in It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Among his other work in New York, he participated in a lab production of George Takei’s musical Allegiance. In the fall of 2016, he took over the starring role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway; he has also been seen on Broadway in Moulin Rouge. He currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey.