The Contemporary Tenor
Marcus Collins was born is a small town and began to sing at the age of 4. He first learned how to sing by emulating his favorite radio artists like Garth Brooks and George Michael before training classically in college. Along with numerous talent shows, fairs, and cruise ships, Marcus has also performed in New York City with the cast of Hairspray, Off-Broadway’s Altar Boyz as Matthew, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as Jinx in Forever Plaid.
Beyond music he has worked extensively as an actor with appearances in over 100 episodes of network television, 25 films, and numerous commercials including P.S. I Love You, Across The Universe, 30 Rock, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Sex and the City, recurring roles on One Life To Live and As The World Turns, and the lead character in the video game Alone in the Dark.
Marcus is proud to bring a contemporary element to The Texas Tenors and would like to thank everyone who voted for the group, America’s Got Talent, and his family for their love and support. Marcus Collins website is MarcusCollins.us
The Romantic Tenor
JC Fisher has entertained audiences around the world for the past 25 years. In high school, he had a passion for sports and also enjoyed singing in church. He discovered a deeper love of singing at Wichita State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
JC performed various roles including Rodolfo in La Boheme, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Henrick in A Little Night Music and even Miss America’s duet partner at the 1997 Miss Kansas Pageant.
After college, JC traveled to Lucca, Italy where he sang in the Puccini festival under the direction of acclaimed Italian maestro Lorenzo Malfatti. He then created a home base in Katy, TX before sailing the high seas aboard over 75 cruise ships worldwide with his one man show. This allowed JC to create a program with many different genres of music and world class arrangements which eventually led to his idea of forming The Texas Tenors with his two best friends. His most memorable performance though turned out to be from college where he found the young woman who would become his wife. Jennifer Vannatta, Miss Kansas 1998, married JC in 2004. They have three children; Jackson, Jenson and Jennings.
John Hagen has been described as “astonishing.. a superb tenor of deep musicality” making his Lincoln Center debut in New York City in Teatro Grattacielo’s mounting of Mascagni’s Gulglielmo Ratcliff. Mr. Hagen created 3 tenor roles in the world premier of The Lost Dauphane for Pamiro Opera airing on PBS.
John has performed a vast array of operatic roles ranging from Alfredo in La Traviata to the title role of Otello for Cleveland Opera on tour. His favorite Broadway roles include Billy Bigelow in Carousel and Che in Evita. John has received many awards and accolades throughout his career including finalist in the New Jersey Opera Association of Verismo Opera competition held at Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera Auditions Regional Finalist, and winner of numerous competitions mounted by the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Mr. Hagen is highly regarded for his performances of the Verdi Requiem and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 performing these works with more than a dozen symphonies including the Austin, Corpus Christi, Omaha, Nebraska and Cedar Rapids Symphonies. John has taught voice and vocal pedagogy at Wartburg College and at his alma mater, the University of Northern Iowa.
The Texas Tenors
Billboard #1 Recording Artists,
3-Time Emmy Award Winners
& 2022 Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
The Texas Tenors are the most successful music group and third highest selling artist in the history of America’s Got Talent! Since appearing on the series in 2009, JC, Marcus and John have performed over 2000 concerts, recorded 5 studio albums, produced 2 PBS Specials, and have written two hit children’s books earning them impressive recognition including 3 Emmy Awards, The Gelett Burgess Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature and the distinction of being Billboard Magazine’s #10 Classical Artist in the World. The tenors’ most recent albums “Outside the Lines”, “Rise” and “A Collection of Broadway and American Classics” all debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts.
These classically trained, versatile tenors were recently honored to be included among the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to appear on NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions and are filled with pride to be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Texas Tenors invite you to celebrate a huge milestone with them.. 15 years together! On TTT’s 15th Anniversary Tour you will hear new music along with rousing patriotic favorites and everything from Country to Classical! Come and celebrate with the boys and make some new and lasting memories at a concert experience you’ll never forget.
Here’s what folks are saying about the show..
“We loved it! I came because I love cowboys, but after the first couple songs, my husband said ‘Wow, don’t let the hats fool ya, these boys can really sing!'”
“We loved it when they came into the audience. They are so funny. We didn’t expect that. Can’t wait til they come back”
“If you love Yellowstone, you’ll love these guys. Oh and they sing too!”
“I’ve been to 520 Texas Tenors’ concerts and there’s something new and different at every show!”