Bachelor of Fine Arts in voice/theatre, U Kansas, 1961. Master of Arts, Eastman School Music, 1966.
Principal artist New York City Opera, since 1983, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, since 1985, Chicago Lyric Opera, Seattle Opera Company, Santa Fe Opera, opera companies throughout United States, Europe, Tel Aviv, Japan, Brazil. Artist in residence University Kansas, since 2001.
Member of American Gear Manufacturers Association, Actors Equity, Mu Phi Epsilon.
Married Wendell Castle (divorced ). Married Bruce Brewer (divorced ).