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Michael will be playing Man 2 in the upcoming presentation of Hart Island, written by Danny Larsen and Michelle Elliott, with Musical Theatre Factory. 
The presentation of Hart Island will be on Monday, April 18th at 8pm at Joria Productions.

Hart Island is a small island in the East River that has served as NYC’s public burial grounds for 150+ years. It is the final resting place for 1 million dead, including thousands of still born infants. The island is a mass grave that families cannot visit, in part because burials are still carried out by inmates of Riker’s Island. 
"Hart Island” explores the lives of two people society has cast away.


Michael also serves as Coordinator or Volunteers with Musical Theatre Factory which is a volunteer-based nonprofit dedicated to helping musical theatre artists develop and present new work in a collaborative atmosphere free from the pressures of critical or commercial success. 


Michael will be in the ensemble for a reading of the upcoming musical WELCOME TO SHOOFLY, a hilarious new musical comedy. Book & Lyrics by Jonathan Lee & Justin Anthony Long, Music byJoanna Burns, Jonathan Lee & Justin Anthony Long, Additional Music by
Amanda Duncan

*2011 NYMF Next Link Finalist
*2011 NJ Playwrights Contest Finalist

A laugh-out-loud musical comedy about a small Southern town Bakeoff and what happens when a mysterious amnesiac shows up in town and threatens to dethrone the reigning Bakeoff champion. 


Misha and Friends!
Misha & Friends is the NYC debut of singer/songwriter Misha Lambert, daughter of legendary songwriter/producer Dennis Lambert. It will feature her original music, which combines pop, funk, blues, and musical theater sounds into socially conscious, soulful grooves. The music will be performed by Misha and 15 of her closest friends and muses, accompanied by a tight band. Spend your Sunday night jamming with NYC’s newest generation of sensational talent, all under 25. 

Featuring: Misha Lambert, Danielle Bowen, Talia Robinson, Michael Albert, Nicky Brownson, Michelle Martinelli, Simone Les, Hayley Moir, Christina Ames, Alexa Lebersfeld, Claire Glassford, Michael Kushner, Ethan Saviet, Talia Heller, Everett Mason, Patrick Greeley, Will Bellamy, and Josh Freilich


Eastbound, A New Musical
Music by Cheeyang Ng
Lyrics by Khiyon Hursey
Directed by Joe Barros

A new musical, produced at Musical Theatre Factory, tells the story of a boy with cancer who must go on a life saving journey to find his family, in hopes of continuing his treatment.


 

FALSETTOS Concert Reading

More information about our reading is coming up soon! For now, some information about Falsettos...

Falsettos is a musical with a book by James Lapine and William Finn and music and lyrics by Finn. The musical consists of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, the last two in a trio of one-act Off-Broadway plays (the first was In Trousers). The story involves Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, and his gay lover Whizzer Brown. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1992.


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Falling In Love With Mr. Dellamort

With book and lyrics by Jack Feldstein, the musical is called FALLING IN LOVE WITH MR. DELLAMORT, the plot of which Feldstein describes as "death falls in love." 

Michael played the role of Barry in a reading of a new version of this fabulous musical! This unique comedy features a theremin, which will serve as the primary instrument and almost another character.

The reading was directed by Samantha Saltzman and held at The Drama League in NYC.


BALLOON BOY: The Musical
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF)

HOLY BALLOON BOY! Michael just recently closed Balloon Boy: The Musical with The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). We had an entirely sold out run AND made TimeOut's "11 Shows You Should Catch at The New York Musical Theatre Festival" and Playbill.com's "Top 10 Shows Not To Miss at The New York Musical Theatre Festival". 

In Billy Recce's Balloon Boy: The Musical, written when he was in the seventh grade, he explores the real-life story that captivated media attention in 2009 when a man claimed his young son was stuck in the sky in a weather balloon, only to later admit the child was actually hiding in the attic. Click here for more info!


The Opposite of Cool - The Songs of Lee, Long, and Burns. 


Join Jonathan Lee, Justin Anthony Long, Joanna Burns, a small village of Broadway stars and amazing guest performers for a night of hilarious musical theater. With the help of their friends, the writer/performer trio will perform and present songs from their original new musical comedy, Welcome to Shoofly (NYMF Next Link finalist), their hit musical web-series, City of Dreams(The New York Times, USA Today, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com) and some brand-spankin’ new original tunes that will have your toes-a-tappin’ and your brains wondering “holy sh*t! wtf did I just watch?” Burns’ solo album,The Green Year, is available on iTunes. Long & Lee wrote Take Out (Top 10 Asian American Film Lab 72-Hour Film Shootout), and concept, book and lyrics for Cookie Soirée (2014 Audience Choice Award for Best Musical at Sound Bites). Lee, Long & Burns started writing together back in 2012 when they penned original songs for City of DreamsThe Opposite of Cool is their NYC debut concert.