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Michael O. Mitchell

 
Bio:
Michael Mitchell is an award winning pianist, music director, composer, arranger and orchestrator who is an endorsed Yamaha Artist. Michael is the Music Director for"Amateur Night at the Apollo" at the world famous Apollo Theater in the historic Harlem, NY. Most recently Michael, along with his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Mitchell is an award winning pianist, music director, composer, arranger and orchestrator who is an endorsed Yamaha Artist. Michael is the Music Director for"Amateur Night at the Apollo" at the world famous Apollo Theater in the historic Harlem, NY. Most recently Michael, along with his ... (read complete bio)
 

Michael O. Mitchell Biography

Michael Mitchell is an award winning pianist, music director, composer, arranger and orchestrator who is an endorsed Yamaha Artist.

Michael is the Music Director for"Amateur Night at the Apollo" at the world famous Apollo Theater in the historic Harlem, NY. Most recently Michael, along with his wife, Annastasia Victory were commissioned to be the arrangers, orchestrators, and music directors for a ground breaking new musical - "A Wonderful Word: The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong." The world premiere will be presented by Miami New Drama at the Colony Theater Fall 2021.

Michael has made his mark in the Broadway world as an associate conductor on the smash hit show Motown: The Musical. He is the Associate Conductor for the highly anticipated Broadway show MJ: The Musical - a behind the scenes look at Michael Jackson's 1992 Dangerous Tour.

Some of his other broadway credits include: The Color Purple, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Memphis, Baby It’s You. Michael was a part of the music team for NBC’s award winning production of The Wiz Live!

Michael completed 4 years as conductor/music director for the North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley, from the motion picture Jesus Christ Superstar. He was also the conductor/music director for Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel (Alliance Theater); where he was awarded the Suzi Bass Award for ‘Best Musical Director’. As the Music Director for The Best of Both Worlds (American Repertory Theater) and Dreamgirls (Dallas Theater Center), he received rave reviews for his music direction as well as pianistic abilities.

Michael arranged and recorded “Un Peu Plus Haut, Un Peu Plus Loin” ("A Little Higher, A Little Further") for the 2010 Winter Olympics (Vancouver, Canada) - performed at the Opening Ceremony by international artist: Garou. Michael was commissioned to arrange and orchestrate "The Closer I Get To You/Where Is The Love” - premiered by the Houston Pops Orchestra. Michael arrangements and orchestrations have been performed by: The Boston Pops, Philly Pops, San Diego Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and many others.

Michael has performed with great artists like: Lisa Fischer, Rickey Minor, India Arie, Billy Porter, Ledisi, Michael J. Fox, Jennifer Holiday, Christian McBride, Hinton Battle, Jazmin Sullivan, Joan Osborne, Bob Mintzer (of the Yellowjackets), Joshua Henry, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mario Cantone, Dr. Lillias White, Johnny Gill, and many more.; He can be heard performing on some of New York’s iconic stages: Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and The Cutting Room.

As a percussionist, Michael performed with The American Musical Ambassador Concert Band (European tour) and the John Philip Sousa Concert Band (Washington, DC).

Michael has composed, arranged, performed and/or produced several albums nationally and internationally including: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (w/ Leslie Odom, Jr.); The Last Word (w/ the legendary O'Jays - S Curve records); Playing Chess (singer Elise LeGrow); Simply Christmas [Deluxe Edition] (Leslie Odom, Jr. - S Curve Records); Great Joy II: Around the World (Broadway Inspirations Voices); Invincible (guitarist Felton Offard); Lectionary Psalms: The Revised Grail Psalms (GIA Publications); Evolution (Yewende - Lotus Records); Smashing Musical Barriers (3 Mo’ Divas), and more.

Michael recieved his degree in Music Business from DePauw University, He is a member of SAG/AFTRA and Local 802 Musicians Union. He continues to perform internationally and nationally and has a new music coming in 2021.





Michael O. Mitchell News

James Monroe Iglehart to Star in Broadway-Aimed A WONDERFUL WORLD in New Orleans & Ch Photo James Monroe Iglehart to Star in Broadway-Aimed A WONDERFUL WORLD in New Orleans & Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong will premiere in New Orleans and Chicago this fall, with Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart starring as Armstrong. See additional details, and how to purchase tickets!

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2022

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Delray Beach Play Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Delray Beach Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWA Photo Review: Broadway World Didn't Miss MISS As Lyrics & Lyricists Presented MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS At The 92nd Street Y
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 17, 2022

It is our sincere hope that this is not the last MISS we will see. The ladies have something here and this 92nd Street Y evening could very well serve as a workshop for something really magical.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards;  at Delray Beach Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; at Delray Beach Playhouse Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Delray Beach Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Delray Beach Playhouse Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Seminole's MAMMA MIA!  Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; Seminole's MAMMA MIA! Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Kate Baldwin & Georgia Stitt to Co-Host MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS at 92NY Photo Kate Baldwin & Georgia Stitt to Co-Host MISS: BROADWAY'S WOMEN SONGWRITERS at 92NY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Lyrics and Lyricists will present MISS: Broadway’s Women Songwriters on December 10, 11 and 12, celebrating Broadway’s long history of women songwriters and their indelible work, in a show conceived, co-written and co-hosted by two-time Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and award-winning composer-lyricist Georgia Stitt.

LIVING FOR SIS Variety Show to Premiere Tonight on Broadstream Photo LIVING FOR SIS Variety Show to Premiere Tonight on Broadstream
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Actress, activist, and sister to the people, Sis, has partnered with Broadstream to release her brand-new show Living For Sis, premiering November 1 exclusively on the streaming platform.

CARBONELL AWARDS Issue Revised List of Nominations for 2021-2022 Theatre Season Photo CARBONELL AWARDS Issue Revised List of Nominations for 2021-2022 Theatre Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2022

After announcing this year’s list of Carbonell Award nominations last Friday, the organization quickly realized that clarifications and additions were necessary. This invariably happens with any complicated, first-time process, so the nonprofit organization ordered a recalculation of the scores in all 20 categories.

Michael O. Mitchell Videos

VIDEO: First Look at AMBASSADOR OF LOVE as Part of Goodspeed By The River Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at AMBASSADOR OF LOVE as Part of Goodspeed By The River

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2021

Learn more about the performance, which runs through July 18, and purchase tickets here!

VIDEO: Watch a Preview For Goodspeed Musicals' GOODSPEED BY THE RIVER Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Preview For Goodspeed Musicals' GOODSPEED BY THE RIVER Series

by Stage Tube - May 29, 2021

Beginning June 8, Goodspeed by the River returns bigger and better than ever. The summer-long series offers a variety of musical events under a big tent alongside the iconic Goodspeed Opera House.

Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled a Videoplay
Exclusive Photos/Video: Final Preview of A WONDERFUL WORLD; Opening Night Cancelled at the Colony Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2020

A Wonderful World, a new musical based on the life and songs of jazz legend and American icon Louis Armstrong, played its final preview at the Colony Theatre last night, March 13. The show was set to open tonight, but due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the opening performance has been cancelled.