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Michael Cavanaugh BIO

Michael Cavanaugh was hand picked by Billy Joel to star in his Broadway musical Movin' Out.
For 3 years and close to 1200 performances, Michael played the roll of the piano man and received accolade after accolade for his performance, which culminated in both Grammy and Tony award nominations.
Soon after Movin' Out Michael began recording and touring in his own right and has now evolved in to one of the hottest artist's in the corporate world, performing for corporations such as Microsoft and GE, sporting events including the US Open, the Indy 500, numerous NBA and PGA tournaments and events and private parties and celebrations throughout the United States and Europe.
Solo at the piano or fronting his awesome band, Michael tailors each show to suit the demographic, ensuring a hugely successful event for the organizers and a memorable night for the audience.

Michael Cavanaugh STAGE CREDITS


Original Broadway Production, 2002
Lead Vocals

Lead Vocals

Original Broadway Production, 1929

Michael Cavanaugh Productions

[Broadway, 2002]

Michael Cavanaugh Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Michael Cavanaugh, Movin' Out

Michael Cavanaugh News

Alberta Bair Theater Reveals 2024-2025 Season

The stage is alive in 24-25! Alberta Bair Theater has announced its 2024-2025 season packed with top-notch entertainment. Learn more about the full lineup here!
Bell Theater Opens at Bell Works in Holmdel

Central New Jersey has a brand new home for the arts! Bell Theater, housed at the iconic Bell Works complex in Holmdel, will open in May.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra to Present THE MUSIC OF BILLY JOEL FEATURING MICHAEL CAVANAUGH to Capital One Hall

The Music of Billy Joel featuring Michael Cavanaugh with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra is coming to Capital One Hall in March. Learn how to purchase tickets.
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts to Launch LIVE AT THE FOUNDER'S CLUB

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts will open Live at the Founders Club, an intimate new cabaret nightclub experience. Learn more about the series!
Hershey Symphony Celebrates the Music of Billy Joel Next Month

Maestro Greg Woodbridge will conduct an exciting evening of Billy Joel’s greatest hits starring Michael Cavanaugh and his rock band. “The Music of Billy Joel Starring Michael Cavanaugh” will be performed on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. at Milton Hershey School’s Founders Hall.
See Johnny Mathis, David Sedaris & More at The Smith Center in November and December

Upcoming shows at The Smith Center from November 1 to December 31, 2023. Get tickets now for a variety of performances including music, ballet, and comedy. Don't miss out on the high-quality entertainment!
Students Selected for 2023/24 Jerry Ensembles at the Overture

Overture Center for the Arts and The Grand Theater in Wausau have named nearly 40 Wisconsin high school students to their 2023/24 Jerry Ensembles, the premier vocal performance groups representing the Jerry Awards. Learn more about the students here!
Hershey Symphony Announces 55th Season Featuring New Venue

The Hershey Symphony Orchestra's 55th season will entertain audiences with a variety of pops and classical music from Billy Joel to Bach in two iconic venues—Hershey Theatre and Founders Hall at Milton Hershey School. 
Sarasota Orchestra Reveals 75th Anniversary Season

Sarasota Orchestra is celebrating 75 years of live music with its 2023-2024 season. This jubilant anniversary year promises transcendent performances that will move, delight and inspire the community to reach new artistic heights.
What Are the Longest Running Musicals That Haven't Been Revived (Yet)?

This month, the reader question was: 'What are the longest running musicals that haven't been revived?'
Sarasota Orchestra January Concerts Stir Up New and Familiar Flavors for Every Musical Taste

Sarasota Orchestra ushers in the New Year with a stimulating variety of programming that will excite the newcomer and seasoned concertgoer alike. A new concert format, “A Guided Tour,” presents a pared-down Masterworks experience with commentary from the conductor and soloists.
Sarasota Orchestra Announces 2022 �" 2023 Season

Sarasota Orchestra has announced the 2022 – 2023 season, marking its first full season helmed by Music Director Bramwell Tovey. Tovey will appear on four of the Orchestra’s five subscription series, as well as a special Gala performance featuring world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Tony Award Nominee Michael Cavanaugh to Perform at the Eisemann Center

A Tony Award nominee known for performing high-octane rock n’roll concerts across the globe is heading to the Eisemann Center for a one-night-only show on Friday, May 6 at 8 PM.
The Philly POPS Announces New Performances for 2022�"2023 Season

The Philly POPS has announced its 2022–2023 season, a dynamic lineup of seven exciting shows, including three new show premieres of POPS original programming.

Cleveland native, Michael Cavanaugh, has been called the 'New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook.' He came to national fame when he was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in his Broadway musical MOVIN' OUT.
Eisemann Center Announces Two Concerts Including Tony & Grammy Nominee Michael Cavanaugh

Two more one-night-only concerts are coming to Charles W. Eisemann Center's Hill Performance Hall this spring. On Saturday, April 9, the Eisemann Center welcomes, direct from London's West End, The Barricade Boys. One month later, on Friday, May 6, the Eisemann Center will be rockin' when Broadway star and Tony Award and Grammy Award nominee Michael Cavanaugh (Movin' Out) brings his popular concert “The Music of Billy Joel & Elton John” as part of his 2022 national concert tour.
The Columbus Symphony Presents 'Michael Cavanaugh: Music Of The Great Singer/Songwriters'

Grammy and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh, “the new voice of the American Rock and Roll songbook” (Billboard), performs the greatest hits of iconic singer/songwriters such as James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, Paul Simon, Elton John, Billy Joel, and many more in a special Valentine's weekend concert event.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Will Continue 2021-22 Season in the New Year

The upcoming performances include three more piano concertos as part of the David M. Hicks Mozart Piano Series, two movies as part of the Symphonic Night at the Movies series, and tributes to Whitney Houston and Judy Garland, and the music of the iconic rock band Queen.
Playhouse Square Announces September 10 'Season On Sale' Event

Playhouse Square is preparing to welcome guests for a full season of entertainment! On Friday, September 10 beginning at 10 a.m., tickets to more than 50 different shows including Broadway, dance, comedy and concerts will all be on sale as part of Playhouse Square's “Season On Sale” event.
Tickets Go On Sale For Orchestra Kentucky's 2021-22 Season on Monday

The lineup includes The Texas Tenors, Music of Billy Joel, Motown Legends, and more. Check out the full list of shows here, and learn more about how to purchase tickets!


How many Broadway shows has Michael Cavanaugh been in?

Michael Cavanaugh has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Cavanaugh been in?

Michael Cavanaugh has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Michael Cavanaugh been nominated for?

Michael Cavanaugh has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his role in Movin' Out.

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