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Michael McElroy

 
Birth Place:
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
Bio:
Michael McElroy Michael came to New York City in May of 1990, after finishing his BFA in Theater from Carnegie Mellon University. His Broadway credits include Big River, The Wild Party, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti Lupone on Broadway, Hair and The High Rollers Social Pleasure Club. ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Shaker Heights, OH, USA

Bio:
Michael McElroy Michael came to New York City in May of 1990, after finishing his BFA in Theater from Carnegie Mellon University. His Broadway credits include Big River, The Wild Party, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti Lupone on Broadway, Hair and The High Rollers Social Pleasure Club. ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Ensemble
  [US Tour]
The Broadway Tour [National Tour], 2009
Tom Collins
  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Marcus / Lester / The Snake / Alex / Angel Eyes / Gordon / Seb
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2004
Jim
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2004
Judge
Captain
Crook
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Jim
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2003
Blue Williams
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Jaguar Dupree
Jaguar Dupree
  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Blue Williams
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Hud
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Oscar D'Armano
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Flicker
Flicker
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Tom Collins [Replacement]
Tom Collins [Replacement]
Tom Collins [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Security Guard
Officer #1
Local Lad
Hawker
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Sorcerer
  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Guard/Messenger/Ensemble
  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
The Man in the Mask

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Music Arranger
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Music Arranger
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Vocal Music Arranger

Photos

Michael McElroy, Allen Rene Louis, and the Broadway Inspirational Voices  Photo

Michael McElroy, Allen Rene Louis, and the Broadway Inspirational Voices

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Date:
06/22/2021
 Schele Williams, Michael McElroy & Cynthia Vance Photo

Schele Williams, Michael McElroy & Cynthia Vance

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Date:
03/03/2020
BIV Board Members, Mary Devine, Michael McElroy, Leslie Barret, Di Ana Pisarri, Cynth Photo

BIV Board Members, Mary Devine, Michael McElroy, Leslie Barret, Di Ana Pisarri, Cynthia Vance, & John Eric Parker

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Date:
03/03/2020
Cynthia Vance, Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher Photo

Cynthia Vance, Michael McElroy, Schele Williams, &Thomas Schumacher

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Date:
03/03/2020

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2017
Ensemble

  [US Tour]
The Broadway Tour [National Tour], 2009
Tom Collins

  [Off-Broadway]
2007
Marcus / Lester / The Snake / Alex / Angel Eyes / Gordon / Seb

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2004
Jim

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Concert, 2004
Judge

Captain

Crook

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Jim

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Production, 2003
Blue Williams

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2002
Jaguar Dupree

Jaguar Dupree

  [Off-Broadway]
2001
Blue Williams

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2001
Hud

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Oscar D'Armano

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Flicker

Flicker

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Tom Collins [Replacement]

Tom Collins [Replacement]

Tom Collins [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Security Guard

Officer #1

Local Lad

Hawker

Ensemble

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Sorcerer

  [Off-Broadway]
1990
Guard/Messenger/Ensemble

  [New York]
Workshop, 2001
The Man in the Mask

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Music Arranger

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Music Arranger

[Broadway, 1997]
Vocal Music Arranger

Michael McElroy Biography

Michael McElroy

Michael came to New York City in May of 1990, after finishing his BFA in Theater from Carnegie Mellon University. His Broadway credits include Big River, The Wild Party, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon, Patti Lupone on Broadway, Hair and The High Rollers Social Pleasure Club. National Tour: Sarafina. Off Broadway: NY Shakespeare Festival's Richard III with Denzel Washington, Violet (Playwright's Horizons: Drama Desk Nomination), Thunder Knocking on the Door, Minetta Reperatory Theater and Blue, Grammercy Theater. Regional credits include Angels in America Pts I and II, Alley Theater; Fences, Riverside Theater; Dreamgirls, Pittsburgh Playhouse; Thunder Knocking on the Door, Trinity Reperatory Theater. He was also a featured vocalist on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Michael is featured on CD recordings of The Who's Tommy, Blue, Violet, Thunder Knocking on the Door and Leslie Uggams' upcoming CD project. He founded the Broadway Gospel Choir in 1994, then founded the Broadway Inspirational Voices in 1999.

Michael McElroy Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical Gold Star
Michael McElroyBig River:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Michael McElroy, Big River
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Michael McElroy, Big River
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actor - Musical Gold Star
Michael McElroyBig River
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical
Michael McElroy, Violet

Michael McElroy News

Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, J Photo Little Island Announces Second Summer Season Featuring Joshua Henry, Tonya Pinkins, Judy Kuhn & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the 2022 line-up of ticketed events in The Amph, just days ahead of their one-year anniversary.

University of Michigan Hosts Inaugural NYC Event to Launch Musical Theatre Compositio Photo University of Michigan Hosts Inaugural NYC Event to Launch Musical Theatre Composition Program
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) will host a showcase to formally launch a new program that broadens the school's offerings: the Carole Caplan Lonner Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Tim Rice Issues Update on CHESS Broadway Production and AIDA Photo Tim Rice Issues Update on CHESS Broadway Production and AIDA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

Tim Rice revealed in a tweet that he is set to fly to New York for discussions about Aida, and the Broadway revival of Chess.

BWW Interview: Chatting with Veteran Broadway Actor Telly Leung Photo BWW Interview: Chatting with Veteran Broadway Actor Telly Leung
by Jared Fessler - Apr 1, 2022

Broadway veteran Telly Leung has co-produced a documentary with Aaron Albano, another Broadway veteran and active member of the AAPI Broadway community. It is called ENSEMBLE and it is currently available via Broadway on Demand.

Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores! Photo Photos: Billy Porter-Helmed THE LIFE Concludes Performances at Encores!
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 21, 2022

Just last night, New York City Center Encores! wrapped up The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter. The production starred Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Check out photos from inside closing night.

Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: THE LIFE at City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, began performances at City Center Encores! last night, March 16 and will run through March 20, 2022. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, and more.

Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter Photo Photos: First Look at Encores! THE LIFE, Directed by Billy Porter
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 17, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is now in performances at City Center Encores!. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run through March 20, 2022.

Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Video: First Look at THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals Photo VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores! Photo Full Cast Announced For THE LIFE Directed by Billy Porter at City Center Encores!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The production includes Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood.

Michael McElroy Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of Encores! THE LIFE in Rehearsals
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2022

The Life, directed and adapted by Billy Porter, is getting ready to begin performances at City Center Encores! this week. The production stars Jelani Alladin as Lou, Alexandra Grey as Queen, Antwayn Hopper as Memphis, Grammy nominee Mykal Kilgore as Young JoJo, Grammy Award winner Ledisi as Sonja, Erika Olson as Mary, Destan Owens as Old Jojo, and Ken Robinson as Fleetwood. Performances run March 16-20, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! VideoVIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

‚ÄúYou Will Be Found‚ÄĚ by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

VIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief VideoVIDEO: Former RENT Cast Members Sing 'Will I?' with Arts Workers for Federal Relief
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

Former cast members from various productions of Rent joined forces to perform 'Will I?' as part as Be An #ArtsHero's Labor Day of Action.

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Video of 'The Room Where It Happens' fr VideoVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Releases Video of 'The Room Where It Happens' from HAMILTON
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2020

In a video introduced by composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, BIV continues Season 3 of BOW with an elegant and liquid rendition of a?oeThe Room Where It Happensa?? from Hamilton. This sophisticated and authoritative interpretation of the iconic song helps it become catchier than ever wrapped inside of BIV's incredible musicianship. Once again Grammy award-nominated and Tony Honoree Michael McElroy has completed his inspired arrangement with orchestrations in collaboration with Isaac Harlan, and videography by Nate Wind. Founder McElroy and BIV have enjoyed 25 years of creating spaces where love, diversity, and inspiration happen. See the latest version we've made, and join us in the room!

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices' Broadway Our Way Performs 'Play' From FINDING N VideoVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices' Broadway Our Way Performs 'Play' From FINDING NEVERLAND
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019

With music and lyrics by the British team of Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, this most recent BOW from BIV demonstrates how wonderful ‚ÄúPlay‚ÄĚ is. Introduced by co-composer Kennedy, this arrangement by Grammy award-nominated and Tony Honoree Michael McElroy with Co- orchestration by Isaac Harlan has transformed the song into an entirely new listening experience. As videographer Nate Wind lets the viewer sneak in between BIV members playfully interacting with each other, the performance commences in a groovy ‚ÄúHeigh Ho Jam‚ÄĚ. Celebrating 25 years as a choir in service to the Broadway community and beyond, BIV revels in the joy that comes from playing well with others, and looking at life through the eyes of a child. Now, simply press ‚Äúplay‚ÄĚ and have fun!

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers 'A Whole New World' From Disney's ALADDIN VideoVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers 'A Whole New World' From Disney's ALADDIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2019

Tony Award-honorees, Broadway Inspirational Voices, season Three of a?oeBroadway Our Waya?? uplifts with a danceable and fun a?oeA Whole New Worlda??, featuring an introduction from Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken

Video: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers ‚ÄúWondering‚ÄĚ From THE BRIDGES OF MADIS VideoVideo: Broadway Inspirational Voices Covers ‚ÄúWondering‚ÄĚ From THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019

Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) introduces his song, ‚ÄúWondering‚ÄĚ, covered by Tony Awards honorees, Broadway Inspirational Voices

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Michael McElroy VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Michael McElroy
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2019

The Tony Awards are like Christmas in June for theatre lovers, and that makes this year's nominees the reason for the season. This year's Tony nominees transported us with the magic of theatre, and we're saluting their work by taking a closer look at their extraordinary accomplishments. Today we're studying up on Michael McElroy!

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Performs 'Seize the Day' From NEWSIES VideoVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Performs 'Seize the Day' From NEWSIES
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

For 25 years Grammy and Tony award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV have been lifting spirits with their music and service. This month they send out a rousing call to action filled with joy and promise, with Seize the Day from Newsies.

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Sings ANASTASIA Tune VideoVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Sings ANASTASIA Tune
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2019

Kicking off 2019 and this 25th Anniversary season, Tony and Grammy award-nominated Michael McElroy and BIV present a fully choreographed rendition of "Journey to the Past" from Anastasia.


Michael McElroy Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael McElroy been in?
Michael McElroy has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael McElroy been in?
Michael McElroy has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael McElroy been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Big River:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big River , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big River Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big River and Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Violet .

What awards has Michael McElroy won?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Big River:The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big Riverand Outstanding Actor - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Big River.