Gene Karlen has served as professional tenor soloist in churches in the greater Cleveland area having performed in such choral works as Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Stainer’s Crucifixion and the Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé Requiems. Gene was most recently a tenor sectionalist at Trinity Cathedral. He is also a member of the vocal group, Acapella Vox, dedicated to providing vocal entertainment in various venues featuring acappella offerings. Gene has also been involved in musical theatre productions all around Cleveland, ranging from popular favorites such as The Music Man, Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, A Little Night Music, Evita and 42nd Street to some less familiar musicals such as Over Here! and Teddy & Alice. In recent years, he has joined ensembles at Chagrin Valley Theatre for the productions of Man of La Mancha, The Kid Inside, From Broadway with Love, and Spotlight On Broadway, played Sky Masterson in Happy Ending Lyric Players' production of Guys & Dolls, and performed with the cabaret trio Vocal Trespass.