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November 7, 2016
Tonight Michael will be at the piano as Chita Rivera plays Carnegie Hall with her brand new concert show, Nowadays!  Featuring an amazing roster of special guests including Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz, Stevie Van Zandt and the NYC Gay Mens’ Chorus and more, this evening marks Ms. Rivera’s and Michael’s Carnegie Hall debuts!  Michael is honored to continue his long associate with Chita, including several new arrangements and orchestrations especially for this evening.  Get your tickets here before they’re gone!


 

July 31-August6, 2016
Michael will be in Charlotte, NC this week as a member of the Broadway Dreams Foundation faculty.  This week-long intensive culminates in a full-length show on Saturday with an original opening and closing number written by Michael!  The talented faculty for this week include Stafford Arima, Nick Adams, Alex Newell, Mimi Scardulla and more!  Visit the Broadway Dreams website to find out more about this and other upcoming programs run by this amazing organization training the theatre stars of tomorrow today!

 


May 18-21, 2016
Encore! Encore!  Back by popular demand Michael will be back with Chita Rivera at the  Cafe Carlyle in New York City for four additional shows with her quartet of musicians.  If you missed her supper club show the first time around this is your last chance to catch it!  Tickets available here.

 


April 19-30, 2016
Michael will once again be performing with the incomparable Chita Rivera during a two-week engagement at the legendary Cafe Carlyle in New York City.  This intimate supper club is the ideal place to see Chita up close and personal with her quartet of musicians as they recount highlights of her amazing career.  Tickets available here.

 


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February 1-5, 2016
With book, music and lyrics by Michael, being theo tells the story of Theodore Schrum and the six months that change his life forever…several times!  Directed by Stafford Arima and with Musical Direction by Bryan Perri, the fantastic cast (including Jared Loftin, Lindsay Mendez, Aaron J. Albano, Ryann Redmond and Eric William Morris) will perform a private reading of this new original musical this week in New York City.


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November 6, 2015
Tonight is the night – Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ To Do premieres on PBS’ Great Performances!  This hour-long career retrospective includes archival clips from Chita’s many shows and TV appearances, celebrity interviews (including with Chita herself, John Kander, Dick Van Dyke and more) and new concert footage (with Michael, as always, at the piano) filmed specifically for this program!  Tune in to experience the story of this living legend’s life and career – check your local listings or watch online by clicking here!


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August 29-30, 2015
Michael is very pleased to join the faculty of the Broadway Dreams Foundation as a teaching artist for the Charlotte, NC Triple Threat Weekend! Michael and the talented BDF faculty – including Tituss Burgess, Nick Adams, Alex Newell and more –  will conduct master classes and workshops in all aspects of being a Broadway performer.  Visit the Broadway Dreams website to find out more about this and other upcoming programs run by this amazing organization training the theatre stars of tomorrow today!

 


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June 8-11, 2015
An Act 1 table read Michael’s new musical, being theowill take place today under the direction of Stafford Arima.  With music direction by Bryan Perri, a talented cast of actors – including Jared Loftin, Kenita Miller, Kiet Cao, Katie Rose Clarke and Andrew Call – will perform the first act of this exciting new musical in a private presentation in Manhattan.


Altar Boyz 10 yearsMarch 1, 2015
The Altar Boyz are back! March 1, 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the show’s triumphant Off Broadway opening night and 54 Below is presenting a special Anniversary Reunion Concert at 9:30pm (SOLD OUT!) and 11:30pm! Both shows will feature performances by original cast members Ryan Duncan, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl and Tyler Maynard as well as a multitude of alumni from the show’s 5-year Off Broadway run. Plus, special appearances by creators Gary Adler, Kevin Del Aguila and Michael Patrick Walker! Get your tickets here for this once in a lifetime concert event!


The Songwriters' SalonFebruary 5, 2015
Michael will be presenting three songs as part of the 7th edition of The Songwriters’ Salon at The Time Square Arts Center tonight at 7:30pm! With Michael himself at the piano, the fantastic Julie Foldesi (Newsies, South Pacific) and Eric William Morris (Dog and Pony, Mamma Mia!) will perform songs from Dog and Pony, being theo and the new song cycle 365! The evening, hosted by Nick Cearley (Pageant, The Skivvies) is an informal chance for audiences to hear composers present their new work and/or old favorites. The other composers scheduled to take part are: F. Michael Haynie, Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Jimmy Roberts (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change)! Get your tickets here before they’re all gone!


Chita RiveraJanuary 26, 2015
Michael will once again be at the piano as Chita Rivera tapes her concert for PBS’ Great Performances tonight at Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s Appel Room! Featuring an 11-piece band, the concert will be shot in front of an invited audience and the footage used as part of an hour-long documentary on Chita’s amazing life and career to air on PBS in the fall of 2015 – check back for more details!


Cutting-Edge ComposersJanuary 25, 2015
The wonderfully talented Zachary Prince will perform one of Michael’s songs at 54 Below as part of the 6th Cutting-Edge Composers concert tonight at 9:30pm! Get your tickets here to be a part of this wonderful showcase of writers and performers!


Jemmthree LogoDecember 20, 2014
Starting this week, Michael’s JemmThree radio show, Broadway Blender, will begin airing twice each week! Still on each Sunday at 2pm EST, it will now also be heard on Fridays at 2pm EST! Tune in to JemmThree as Michael brings you the best of stage and screen!