We are very excited to welcome Reneé Fleming, one of the world’s most highly-acclaimed singers of our time, and Scott Wolf, an award-winning television, movie and stage actor, to the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council.
Reneé Fleming, Chief Executive Officer, Soprano, Fleming Ross, Inc.
Renée Fleming is one of the most highly-acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's highest honor for an artist, the National Medal of Arts. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the only classical artist ever to sing the US National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Winner of the 2013 Grammy Award (her fourth) for Best Classical Vocal Solo, Renée has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Renée became the first woman in the 125-year history of the Metropolitan Opera to solo headline an opening night gala.
Renée earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2018 Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. Her recent tour schedule has included concerts in New York, London, Vienna, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, and Beijing. She is heard on the soundtracks of the current films The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and she will soon be heard as the singing voice of Roxane, played by Julianne Moore, in the film of the best-selling novel Bel Canto.
As Artistic Advisor to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Renée currently spearheads a collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, with participation by the National Endowment of the Arts, focused on the science connecting music, wellness, and the brain. She has given 14 presentations with scientists and practitioners around the US on this subject over the past year.
Known for bringing new audiences to classical music and opera, Renée has sung not only with Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and Andrea Bocelli, but also with Elton John, Paul Simon, Sting, Josh Groban, and Joan Baez. She has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, and Live from Lincoln Center. This fall, Decca will release her newest album, Broadway, which featuring a collection of great musical theater songs from the 1920’s to the present day. Renée has recorded everything from complete operas and song recitals to indie rock and jazz; and her album Signatures was selected by the U.S. Library of Congress for the National Recording Registry, as an “aural treasure worthy of preservation as part of America’s patrimony.”
In 2010, she was named the first-ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall, the Board of Sing for Hope, and the Artistic Advisory Board of the Polyphony Foundation. She is a spokesperson for the American Musical Therapy Association. Renée’s memoir The Inner Voice, published in 2004, is currently in its 16th printing. Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, and honorary doctorates from the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Duke, Harvard, and Carnegie.
Scott Wolf, Actor and Activist
Scott Wolf is an acclaimed actor of both stage and screen, beloved by audiences for his performances in several landmark television series. Wolf has been a mainstay on television for three decades. His breakout role came on the award-winning drama “Party of Five”. He also starred in “Everwood” alongside Treat Williams, “The Nine” and “V” before appearing on TNT’s “Perception” opposite Eric McCormack. Most recently Wolf starred on the NBC series “The Night Shift”.
Wolf's diverse screen credits include “Emmett’s Mark” opposite Gabriel Byrne and Tim Roth, “Go” with Katie Holmes, “The Evening Star” opposite Juliette Lewis and Shirley MacLaine, “White Squall” with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Phillippe, “The Volunteer” opposite Aunjanue Ellis and “Such Good People” alongside Michael Urie.
In addition to his extensive work on screen and TV, Wolf's prestigious stage experience includes the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “Side Man” and Lincoln Center's production of “Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme”. Wolf also spent several seasons acting in the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival.
He currently resides in Park City, Utah with his wife Kelley and their three children.