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michael wins raves and Who Loves You extends at Fst!
Michael has received rave reviews from the Venice Gondolier and Total Theater for his role as permanent cast member and featured soloist in the hit revue, Who Loves You?: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and Beyond! The group’s run at Florida Studio Theatre has been extended through October 17th, 2019. Tickets here.
”Who Loves You?” at Florida Studio Theater
Michael is performing as a permanent cast member and featured soloist in Who Loves You?: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and Beyond at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota throughout September and October. This marks Who Loves You’s first sit-down engagement, and multiple dates are already sold-out. Ticket information here.
michael to take part in Jamibeth margolis-led workshop
Michael is overjoyed to be working, again, alongside Jamibeth Margolis, CSA, and musical director, Andrew Wheeler, during their Summer Audition Repertoire Workshop! Get ready to hear some new tunes (and some re-worked old ones) from Michael come audition season!
”Who Loves You: Battle of the Doo-wops” at Guild Hall theatre
Michael will be performing as permanent cast member to a sold-out house in the newest iteration of Who Loves You?: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and Beyond at the Guild Hall Theatre in East Hampton, NY. The Battle of the Doo-Wops: NY vs. NJ is a new revue of all your favorite hits, replete with laughs and love!
michael to perform in multidisciplinary artist emilee Lord’s “A List”
Michael will perform as “The Professor” in choreographer and visual artist Emilee Lord’s (Vexations) newest creation, A List: In Three Parts as part of Movement 2019: SYZYGY at the Hudson Guild Theater. This experimental dance piece puts Michael in a Beckettean sort of role alongside stunning dancers embodying Ms. Lord’s singular choreographic style and can be viewed here.
michael signs on to “God of Marz” at Barrow Group
Michael will hop backstage with the team of God of Marz at the Barrow Group Theatre as Production Assistant, ASM, and Front of House Manager. This wacky production created by Rachel Shaw, directed by Michael’s dear friend and collaborator, Glenn Giron, and stage managed by dear friend and collaborator, Kaitie Fann, will be a intergalactic good time!
Rave reviews for michael’s music and Live Cast Album of “Time It Is: To Music”
Michael’s score for the new musical, Time it Is: To Music, received unanimous praise and raves, as seen on Show-Score and Pup’s Books. Please follow this link to hear samples from the live cast recording!
“Time it is: to music” to premier at Theater for the new city
The new musical, Time it Is: To Music, with music and lyrics by Michael, will have its world premier at Theater For the New City April 4th through 28th. The production is also produced, musically directed, and conducted by Michael. Stay tuned for more updates!
Michael continues training under Andrew Stewart-Jones
In continuing his studies, Michael will again undertake on-camera training with actor and educator, Andrew Stewart-Jones (Gotham, When They See Us, Shades of Blue). He feels very privileged to be a part of such an intensive class and is excited to show you his skills on camera!
Michael is a rising star finalist!
Michael, along with Tony Tillman and Sara Gordon, will be participating in the Rising Star 5 Finals, Tuesday, October 2nd at NYC’s Rise Bar. Michael will be presenting a mini-set of 3 songs in hopes of winning the grand prize of $1000 cash and a fully-produced show at Rise Bar! Come and support him this Tuesday from 10.30p to late! (Michael placed a close second in this competition! Thank you to all who came out to support him!)
Who loves you plays 2 sold-out shows!
Michael and his fellow brothers in song played two sold out shows this past weekend at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ (13,000 spectators!) and at the Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead, NY. Who Loves You premiered their new show, NY vs. NJ: The Battle of the Doo-Wops! at the Suffolk Theatre to audience acclaim!
Michael is judges’ pick 2 weeks running!
Michael is still going strong in Rise Bar’s Rising Star 5 vocal competition. He was judges’ pick two times successively for both Broadway Week (“Only Love”) and 90’s Week (“Virtual Insanity”). Michael was also judges’ pick and audience favorite for Freestyle Week 2, winning praises for his cover of "Barracuda” by Heart.
Successful run of Still Can’t Trust No one.
Michael and Dreams Come True Productions played to a sold-out house at the historic National Black Theatre of Harlem. The crowd had a blast, and the comedic play succeeded in its goal of uniting theatregoers from diverse cultural backgrounds for a night of comedy, ribaldry, and style!
Michael has been selected to compete in "Rising Star 5" @ Rise Bar, Hell's Kitchen!
Michael has been selected as a contestant in the NYC Singing Competition, Rising Star 5 at NYC's Rise Bar. First prize is $1000 and a solo show at Rise Bar! Rising Star 5 begins this Tuesday, July 31st at 10.30p, and continues for 10 weeks. Come and support Michael!
Michael will take part in new musicals workshop
Michael will be working with casting director, Jamibeth Margolis, and music director, Andrew Wheeler, in their New Musical Works Workshop. The workshop will help writers/composers/lyricists of new musical works to refine and test out their pieces, and will culminate in a presentation in front of agents and industry professionals.
Tickets now available for "Still Can't Trust No One"
Michael stars with writers Dominique Darrell and Shanise Beck in Still Can't Trust No One, a comedic play-with-music. Performances are at 2.00 and 7.30p on Saturday, August 25th at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, NYC. Tickets can be purchased by clicking this link. If you are an industry professional, and would like to attend a performance for free, please click here to e-mail Michael directly to request complimentary tickets.
Michael Has been accepted into Andrew Stewart-Jones' on-camera workshop.
Michael has been accepted into the highly sought after on-camera workshop, lead by actor and coach Andrew Stewart-Jones (Gotham, Beauty and the Beast, Shades of Blue). He is very excited to continue his training under such a wonderful pedagogue.
More dates announced for "Who Loves You?"
Michael will be performing with Sharon Klein Productions' Who Loves You on July 21st and 24th 2018. The performances will be held in Long Island and New Jersey. More information to follow!
michael has been cast as Tyrone in of "Still Can't Trust No One".
Michael will perform in Dreams Come True Productions' Still Can't Trust No One, the second part of the Trust No One play series, which follows roommates, Tyrone and Gina, as they run from cannibals, the law, and crazy exes galore. This comedy-thriller-with-music will play two performances at Harlem's National Black Theatre on August 25th, 2018.
sold-out performance of "Who Loves You?" at the world-famous Tropicana showroom.
Michael played a sold-out show to audience ovation in the world-famous 2,000 seat Tropicana Showroom with Sharon Klein Productions' Who Loves You?: The Music of Frankie Valli and Beyond! The group's next show will be May 12th at the Poconos Casino. For more information, or to book Who Loves You, visit the Who Loves You Webpage!
MICHAEL HAS BEEN CAST AS "GINO" IN "CYBERBABIES: A MUSICAL DOT COMEDY" AT THEATRE FOR THE NEW CITY.
Michael has just been cast as "Gino" in Cyberbabies: a musical dot comedy. This new musical, with books, music, and lyrics by Craig Silver, will be directed by Lissa Moira. Performances will be at Theater For the New City from May 31st, 2018 to June 17th, 2018. Visit the Cyberbabies Facebook Page for more information!
MICHAEL HAS BEEN CAST IN SHARON KLEIN PRODUCTIONS' "WHO LOVES YOU?: THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI"
Michael has been cast in the 1950's/1960's Doo-Wop touring review, Who Loves You?: The Music of Frankie Valli, with Sharon Klein Productions. The review is directed and musically directed by Michael Thomas Murray, and will have dates in Atlantic City, NJ, and the Poconos, with more to follow.
more information on "My Life with Pablo Neruda"
Michael and the Voice Afire ensemble are very excited to begin rehearsals for My Life With Pablo Neruda, a new opera-cabaret, which will play March 10th and 11th, 2018 in NYC. The production stars Michael as Pablo Neruda and Daniela Benitez as his wife, Mathilde Urrutia, and author of the biography upon which the piece is based. The production is written, composed, and directed by Raymond Luedeke.
For more information, click here.
Michael cast in Alex krasser's "Waiting for the g"
Michael was cast in the NYC premiere of playwright Alex Krasser's new work, Waiting for the G. The production took place on January 15th, 19th, and 21st 2018 as part of NY Winterfest at the Hudson Guild Theatre.
The production was directed by Glenn Girón.
Michael cast as poet Pablo Neruda in New Opera-Cabaret
Michael has just been cast as Pablo Neruda in Voice Afire's new opera-cabaret, My Life With Pablo Neruda. Employing Neruda's inimitable poetry, dramatic scenes, and a varied score by composer/librettist Raymond Luedeke, ...Neruda will be presented on March 10th and 11th, 2018, in New York City.