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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Posted: Apr. 9, 2014


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
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BWW Reviews: Barks, Simpson, Moyer, Lawless Headline Shields-Helmed CHICAGO at the Hollywood BowlBWW Reviews: Barks, Simpson, Moyer, Lawless Headline Shields-Helmed CHICAGO at the Hollywood Bowl
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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.
BWW Reviews: GLEE's Matthew Morrison Charms OC in Valentine's 'Homecoming' ConcertBWW Reviews: GLEE's Matthew Morrison Charms OC in Valentine's 'Homecoming' Concert
February 15, 2014

Dubbed 'Valentine's Day with Matthew Morrison,' the three-night engagement of the OC native's entertaining, high-energy take on swinging, big-band jazz standards and classic Broadway showtunes continues through Saturday, February 15 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Behold: GLEE's Mr. Schuester has ditched the sweater vests and transformed himself into a cool, fedora-topped 21st Century song-and-dance man---and doesn't disappoint.
BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages Lovely OC Production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZABWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages Lovely OC Production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
February 10, 2014

Truly one of the most elegant, though underrated musicals of the new century, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA---now on stage in a lovely new production at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through February 23---follows the uneasy journey that a loving, though over-protective mother must embark on when her daughter discovers the wonderfully vulnerable world of adult love. Filled with a gorgeously sweeping score by Adam Guettel and an insanely talented cast, this Italian journey surely ranks as one of the best, most attractive musicals SCR has mountedin recent years.
BWW Reviews: Dark Comedy GOD OF CARNAGE Slays in La MiradaBWW Reviews: Dark Comedy GOD OF CARNAGE Slays in La Mirada
February 4, 2014

To borrow a tagline from the long-running reality TV series 'The Real World,' the wickedly amusing GOD OF CARNAGE shows exactly 'what happens when people stop being polite... and start getting real.' Well, at least, 'real' in a comically over-the-top way, that is. This outrageous farce---directed by Michael Arabian and featuring some top-notch, gusto-tinged performances from its four-person cast---continues its regional Southland performances at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts through February 16.
BWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Paige Davis Answers Our Silly QueryBWW Interviews: CHICAGO's Paige Davis Answers Our Silly Query
January 28, 2014

When the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Kander-and-Ebb-and-Fosse Broadway classic CHICAGO returns to Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a week of shows starting January 28, it will not only feature Seinfeld/Dancing With The Stars alum John O'Hurley reprising his role of Billy Flynn, the sexy stage musical will also have another familiar face in the cast---cheery TV personality Paige Davis (Trading Spaces), who returns in the role of Roxie Hart. Before this multi-hyphenate star arrived in the OC for a week of razzle dazzle, we got her to answer a few of our 'silly' questions...
BWW Reviews: Theatre Out Stages Impressive OC Premiere of BARE - THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Theatre Out Stages Impressive OC Premiere of BARE - THE MUSICAL
January 24, 2014

Still emotionally resonant more than a decade later, BARE - THE MUSICAL---the angst-fueled, hyper-melodramatic 'pop opera' written by Jon Hartmere Jr. and the late Damon Intrabartolo---continues its Orange County, California premiere performances at Theatre Out---the OC's Gay and Lesbian theatre company---through February 15 at its new home in the heart of Santa Ana's Artists' Village.
BWW Reviews: Winsome TRUDY AND MAX IN LOVE Debuts at South Coast RepBWW Reviews: Winsome TRUDY AND MAX IN LOVE Debuts at South Coast Rep
January 17, 2014

In her terrific new play TRUDY AND MAX IN LOVE---now having its World Premiere performances at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through January 29---writer-actress Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) puts an engaging millennial spin on the typical cute-boy-meets-cute-girl story. While, true, the situations---and the complications---presented here feel somewhat familiar to the genre, the dramedy's enjoyable execution---particularly in the hands of its impressive cast of superb actors---make it, ultimately, a captivating play that's winsomely fresh and oh-so-current.
BWW Interviews: Alexis Gershwin Holds Concert to Celebrate Release of Greatest Hits DiscBWW Interviews: Alexis Gershwin Holds Concert to Celebrate Release of Greatest Hits Disc
January 13, 2014

On Tuesday, January 14, Alexis Gershwin---the niece of legendary songwriters George and Ira Gershwin and the only living Gershwin to still perform songs worldwide from the Gershwin catalog---is set to release her first-ever greatest hits compilation called Long Ago and Far Away. The 13-track-album---a retrospective of Alexis' recordings of her Uncles' compositions throughout her performing career---will also be celebrated with a one-night-only cabaret concert in Los Angeles at the iconic Catalina Bar & Grill on Wednesday, January 15.
Photo Flash: Theatre Out Presents OC Premiere of BARE, Opens 1/10Photo Flash: Theatre Out Presents OC Premiere of BARE, Opens 1/10
January 10, 2014

Theatre Out---Orange County's Gay and Lesbian Theatre Company---is pleased to announce the Orange County premiere of BARE: THE MUSICAL, opening January 10 at their new theatre space in Santa Ana. The celebrated 'pop opera' that debuted in 2000 in Los Angeles features music by Damon Intrabartolo, lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr., and a book by Intrabartolo and Hartmere.
BWW's Michael L. Quintos Picks His Best of So. California Theater for 2013BWW's Michael L. Quintos Picks His Best of So. California Theater for 2013
December 30, 2013

Ah, yes. 2013 was indeed an outstanding year for theater in Southern California. Even better: Orange County---my home base---boasted some of the best shows, period---marking an exciting theater renaissance in brilliance and artistry that I hope continues to grow here inside L.A.'s next door neighbor. With that said, here is my Top 10 Stage Shows of 2013 from Orange County and adjacent locales nearby, followed by my picks for the year's best performances.
Holiday Stages: BWW's Top Holiday Theater Picks for Costa Mesa / Orange County!Holiday Stages: BWW's Top Holiday Theater Picks for Costa Mesa / Orange County!
December 16, 2013

Lucky for us here in Southern California, going to the theater this time of year doesn't mean having to trudge through icy streets and snow-covered pavements! So this holiday season, spend some time with these top 5 yuletide-themed theatrical offerings for the holidays!
BWW Interviews: Caroline Bowman Headlines EVITA Rainbow TourBWW Interviews: Caroline Bowman Headlines EVITA Rainbow Tour
December 13, 2013

Now starring in the title role of the national touring company of EVITA, genuine triple-threat Caroline Bowman embodies the Dior-clad role of Argentina's once shining real-life jewel Eva Peron, and has been winning over audiences and critics alike with her powerful vocals and grounded acting. Right before she and her cast-mates invaded Segerstrom Center for the Arts for its two-week tour stop (ending December 22), Bowman agreed to answer a few silly questions from BroadwayWorld's Michael Lawrence Quintos.
BWW Reviews: Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM Tent Rises in Irvine's Great ParkBWW Reviews: Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM Tent Rises in Irvine's Great Park
December 3, 2013

Whimsical, poetic, and surprisingly clever, TOTEM---the latest touring Cirque du Soleil spectacular to hit Southern California---is currently performing under a large tent erected at the Orange County Great Park's Festival Site through December 29 (the traveling troupe of 46 will then move to the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles for additional shows starting January 17, 2014). Come for the beautiful scenery and costumes, stay for the mesmerizing acts of super-human athleticism.
BWW Reviews: MTW Brings Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Life in Long BeachBWW Reviews: MTW Brings Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN to Life in Long Beach
November 15, 2013

While watching the opening night performance of Musical Theatre West's lively (haha) regional premiere of Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, something struck me almost immediately: I'm laughing hysterically. Though previous productions have certainly entertained in the past, much of the jokes and silly lyrics have been rendered inaudible. Thankfully, MTW's remount fixes the problem. Who would have guessed that a combination of good diction, under-emphasized accents, and working microphones---performed by a wonderful cast---would be a real, honest-to-goodness asset for a show? The show continues through November 17 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA.


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