Michael L. Quintos

Michael Lawrence Quintos is a quiet, mild-mannered Art Director by day. But as night falls, he regularly performs on various stages everywhere as a Counter-Tenor soloist, actor, and dancer for The Men Alive Chorus since 2002. He's sung everything from Broadway, Jazz, R&B, Classical, Gospel and Pop. His musical theater roots started early, performing in various school musical productions and a couple of nationally-televised programs. The performing bug eventually brought him a brief championship run in the Philippines' version of "Star Search" before moving to Las Vegas at age 11. College brought him out to Orange County, California, where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and a BA in Film Screenwriting. He has spent several years as a designer and art director for various entertainment company clients, while spending his free time watching or performing in shows.

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BWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood Bowl
Posted: Aug. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEESBWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEES
Posted: Jul. 26, 2014


BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS ConcertBWW Reviews: Jennifer Holliday Headlines BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


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BWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood Bowl
Posted: Aug. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth Dazzles in First Solo Concert at Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: Kristin Chenoweth Dazzles in First Solo Concert at Hollywood Bowl
Posted: Aug. 27, 2013


BWW Reviews: Impressive New Regional Production of LES MISERABLES Debuts in La MiradaBWW Reviews: Impressive New Regional Production of LES MISERABLES Debuts in La Mirada
Posted: Jun. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS ConcertBWW Reviews: Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday Leads Dazzling BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Concert
August 22, 2014

When you've been given the privilege to watch and, of course, listen to legendary Tony winner Jennifer Holliday sing live---in that signature inimitable style---it's practically akin to a religious experience. She is, to put it mildly, still one of the world's most treasured, gifted musical voices. Even more awesome? Holliday served as the finale headliner that capped off an impressive line-up of Broadway stars that included Erich Bergen, Rogelio Douglas, Jr., Danny Gurwin, and Tony nominee Chad Kimball. And the highly entertaining evening---a pleasant mixture of amusing anecdotes and enthralling showtune performances---was hosted by Holliday's Tony nominated DREAMGIRLS co-star, Obba Babatunde.
BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
August 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance?
BWW Interviews: Carla R. Stewart From GHOST Tour Answers Our Silly QuestionsBWW Interviews: Carla R. Stewart From GHOST Tour Answers Our Silly Questions
August 6, 2014

If you've seen the touring company of GHOST: THE MUSICAL recently, either at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood or its current stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (through August 10), then you'll no doubt recognize the vivacious Carla R. Stewart, who serves up quippy one-liners and sassy comebacks nightly as Oda Mae Brown in the stage musical version of the popular film. While the tour settles into its final week in Orange County, we thought we'd play 20 (silly) questions with her...
BWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: All-Star Cast Brings Lively HAIR to the Hollywood Bowl
August 3, 2014

Directed by Adam Shankman and featuring a talented, impossibly photogenic cast that includes Kristen Bell, Hunter Parrish, Benjamin Walker, Amber Riley, Mario, Jenna Ushkowitz and Jonah Platt, the Hollywood Bowl production of the 60's hippie-centric HAIR is lively and unabashedly joyful to the core. This must-see event continues for additional performances through the weekend, August 2 and 3.
BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEESBWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEES
July 26, 2014

A buoyant, truly impressive local revival directed by Alan Souza, 3-DT's DAMN YANKEES is a true audience pleaser, highlighted by an enthusiastic cast and spirited re-imagined sequences that are truly Broadway-caliber. This all-new production is now playing at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through July 27, then travels to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from August 2-10.
BWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: OC's Chance Theater Presents Vibrant IN THE HEIGHTS
July 19, 2014

Lively and electrified by its talented, winsome lead actors, this new admirable local production of the Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS has just been extended for additional performances in its Anaheim Hills home through August 8---and deservedly so. Overall, this new OC production crackles with an electric, infectiously appealing pulse, offering a genuinely entertaining, praiseworthy go at Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi-layered material.
BWW Interviews: Adam Zelasko from JERSEY BOYS Tour Answers Our Silly QuestionsBWW Interviews: Adam Zelasko from JERSEY BOYS Tour Answers Our Silly Questions
June 23, 2014

Currently playing Nick Massi, a member of the talented quartet better known to the world as The Four Seasons, Adam Zelasko is now in his third year of touring with JERSEY BOYS, the hit Tony award-winning musical, which will be returning to Orange County for a two-week engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting June 24. Before the show's arrival in Costa Mesa, Zelasko agreed to play 20 questions with us...
BWW Reviews: Pantages Hosts New JOSEPH Tour with Young and DeGarmoBWW Reviews: Pantages Hosts New JOSEPH Tour with Young and DeGarmo
June 14, 2014

So what's the big selling point for this new national touring production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which continues its three-week stop at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through June 22? Well, how about a pair of better-known American Idol alums in the lead roles... a pair that also just happens to be married to each other in real life? Though Diana DeGarma (as the Narrator) and Ace Young (as Joseph) may be the names on the marquee, it's the fun party atmosphere exuded by the show's terrific ensemble cast that really makes this show pop.
BWW Reviews: Impressive New Regional Production of LES MISERABLES Debuts in La MiradaBWW Reviews: Impressive New Regional Production of LES MISERABLES Debuts in La Mirada
June 10, 2014

First to take on this brave task of bringing a regional production of the hit musical LES MISERABLES to the L.A./O.C. area is McCoy-Rigby Entertainment, that regional theater powerhouse that has consistently and successfully put on some magnificent, Broadway-caliber productions at their home base at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. In this theatrical company's very capable hands---particularly the pair attached to the production's Ovation Award-winning director Brian Kite---this impressive, locally-gestated LES MIS is confident, gutsy, and even quite rousing.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theater Picks for Orange County/Costa Mesa!
June 4, 2014

This Summer, Orange County, CA---which includes Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Irvine, and even cities just a hop over the county line like La Mirada and Long Beach---is so chock-full of hot stage goodies, that you may have to earmark a lot more time in the next three months to properly satisfy all your theatrical cravings. Here's our Top 5 Summer Must-See picks, plus a few other noteworthy shows to check out around the area, too!
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Is Still Something IncredibleBWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Is Still Something Incredible
May 16, 2014

After being on the road for almost two years now, the hilarious Tony Award-winning Broadway musical hit THE BOOK OF MORMON has finally made its way inside the OC... And, man, it's about frikkin' time. All that hype and hyperbole about just how amazing this show is isn't an exaggeration; every accolade this show has received since its bow is indeed much-deserved. The giddy, uber-devilish musical continues its two-week mission at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through May 25.
BWW Reviews: Wishes Come True in 3-D Theatricals' INTO THE WOODSBWW Reviews: Wishes Come True in 3-D Theatricals' INTO THE WOODS
May 6, 2014

Bursting with magic, wit and whimsy, INTO THE WOODS---the sprightly Tony Award-winning musical that features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine---is currently on stage at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through May 18. Produced by OC's Ovation Award-winning 3-D Theatricals, this sardonic, often funny, metaphor-heavy dark musical comedy disguised as a family-friendly play is indeed an enjoyable, funny romp, marred only slightly by the theater's ever pesky sound system that renders many of the show's rapid-fire lyrics all but decipherable as the too-loud (albeit hard-working) orchestra drowns out the characters' voices. Still, this trip is worth the journey.
BWW Reviews: SCR Stages World Premiere of FIVE MILE LAKE, Ends 5/4BWW Reviews: SCR Stages World Premiere of FIVE MILE LAKE, Ends 5/4
May 2, 2014

In the new play FIVE MILE LAKE---currently in the midst of its World Premiere at Costa Mesa's South Coast Repertory through May 4---author Rachel Bonds populates her quiet, snail-paced drama with characters that speak in hushed tones and coded exchanges that seem to mask a lifetime's supply of jealousy, inner regrets, and frustrations. Therein lies the play's risky machination---is being too subtle and expressing mostly just surface subtext enough to keep an audience invested and interested in what they're watching?
BWW Reviews: Funny and Touching REST Makes World Premiere at South Coast RepBWW Reviews: Funny and Touching REST Makes World Premiere at South Coast Rep
April 17, 2014

Touching, richly-staged and beautifully-acted, REST---Samuel D. Hunter's oh-so-engrossing and oh-so-funny new play now having its world premiere at Costa Mesa's South Coast Repertory through April 27---presents a disheartening reality of life we all must face sooner or later: that getting older is, for the most part, no fun, especially as one enters the twilight phase of their time on the planet. While that description suggests an overtly sad story, what really hits you as a delightful surprise is the amount of wit and humor that it contains, even as the play's overarching dark themes are hovering.
BWW Interviews: So. Cal's Alex Mendoza Answers Our Silly Query While On Tour with MAMMA MIA!BWW Interviews: So. Cal's Alex Mendoza Answers Our Silly Query While On Tour with MAMMA MIA!
April 9, 2014

So. Cal resident Alex Mendoza is celebrating a career milestone: he is now in the midst of his national tour debut as part of the traveling troupe of MAMMA MIA, that popular, crowd-pleasing jukebox musical now currently on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa for a special one-week-only return through April 13. To our delight he agreed to answer a round of our 'silly' questions...
BWW Reviews: Tony-Winning Superstar Patti LuPone Journeys to the OC with FAR AWAY PLACESBWW Reviews: Tony-Winning Superstar Patti LuPone Journeys to the OC with FAR AWAY PLACES
March 27, 2014

To witness---and, yes, hear---Tony Award-winning legend Patti LuPone on a stage live-belting the bejesus out of a note (well, several notes, really) is just another not-so-subtle reminder for newbies and veterans alike why she's such a one-of-a-kind, ultra-talented star in the first place. She can, pretty much, take any piece of music and make it sound... well, effortlessly incredible. The results? Jaws dropped. Audible 'wows' echoed. Cheers were deafening and plentiful. That prowess was certainly in full-display on the evening of March 22, when LuPone came to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Concert Hall for a one-night-only performance of her latest high-concept concert entitled FAR AWAY PLACES.
BWW Interviews: I LOVE LUCY's Sirena Irwin Answers Our Silly QueryBWW Interviews: I LOVE LUCY's Sirena Irwin Answers Our Silly Query
March 17, 2014

Orange County audiences will soon experience a kind of dj vu---the hilarious kind---when I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE begins its week-long engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from March 18th through the 23rd. Front and center in the role of Lucy Ricardo is actress Sirena Irwin, who agreed to answer a few of our 'silly' questions...
BWW Reviews: MTW Brings Cuteness Overload to THE MUSIC MAN, Ends 3/2BWW Reviews: MTW Brings Cuteness Overload to THE MUSIC MAN, Ends 3/2
February 28, 2014

Despite an injury, good sport Davis Gaines---who plays the title role in Musical Theatre West's new production of Meredith Willson's ever-enduring Tony Award-winning musical THE MUSIC MAN---continues the 'show must go on' mantra and plows through, turning in a rousing performance that does not disappoint. Added bonus: the huge cast also helps play up this local regional revival's family-friendly cuteness factor. Remaining performances of this nearly 60-year-old musical theater staple continue through Sunday, March 2 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.
BWW Reviews: Fun West Coast Premiere of LYSISTRATA JONES Is A Slam-Dunk at OC's Chance TheaterBWW Reviews: Fun West Coast Premiere of LYSISTRATA JONES Is A Slam-Dunk at OC's Chance Theater
February 25, 2014

What do you get when you mash-up an ancient Greek play with the contemporary, meta-sarcasm of Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and Bring It On? Why, the buoyant musical confection LYSISTRATA JONES, of course! Filled with witty dialogue, amusingly droll characters, and a high-energy pop score, this Tony nominated musical continues its West Coast Premiere performances at Chance Theater's brand-spankin' new theater space in Anaheim Hills through March 9.
BWW Reviews: Tricky New WIZARD OF OZ Storms Into the OCBWW Reviews: Tricky New WIZARD OF OZ Storms Into the OC
February 18, 2014

During my first taste of the show last fall, I was certainly wowed by its technical wizardry and its talented cast, but was sadly underwhelmed by how much of the original film's stirring, emotional magic and innocent fantasy had been stripped away in favor of easy, high-camp laughs, dazzling onstage visual effects, and head-scratching staging choices. I think perhaps a small part of me had hoped that a few alterations have been enacted into the tour now that it has arrived an hour south in Costa Mesa months since that L.A. premiere. Alas, no.... the very same show (except for a cast change or two) is now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County through February 23.


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