Friday, August 4th, 2017
Gordon Michaels effortlessly performs Broadway ballads, jazz standards, blues, R&B oldies, gospel and country. He is a gregarious southern gentleman at heart and an entertainer with a smooth baritone voice, that will leave you wanting more. Gordon Michaels started the House of Blues Gospel Brunch in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. His ultimate goal is to keep music alive in the Boston and New England area.
About Gordon Michaels
Attending a Gordon Michaels performance is an opportunity to experience a deeply personal expression of the soul through music. He graduated from New York City’s Music & Arts High School, where he appeared in the original movie “Fame”. From there he earned a scholarship for Opera from the renowned Boston Conservatory of Music, obtaining his BFA in Musical Theater.
Powerful is a word that most people would use to describe his smooth baritone voice. His delivery seems almost effortless and his stylistic range is diverse. He is comfortable performing Broadway ballads, jazz standards, blues, R&B oldies, gospel, and yes, even country. It is a rare treat for those lucky enough to attend one of his performances. He is a gregarious southern gentleman at heart and truly an entertainer that will leave you wanting more. He has won many singing competitions throughout New England & New York and most recently the 2009 Boston winner of the David Foster/Name Drop.com singing competition. His reputation as a premiere vocalist has led to performances with internationally known singers Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holiday, James Taylor, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Cissy Houston, Keith Lockhart, Tramaine & Edward Hawkins, Natalie Cole, and with Harlem Gospel Choir to sing for Pope John Paul II. He is widely known in the Boston area for creating the House of Blues Gospel Brunch that started in Harvard Square Cambridge, MA.
Keeping music alive in the Boston and New England area is Mr. Michaels’ ultimate goal. His newest venture is this cabaret series here in Ogunquit Maine at the Front Porch Piano Bar. In addition to using his years of experience, education, and skills Mr. Michaels continues to teach master classes in performance and voice for up and coming artists to be an effective performer. These master classes are for new and seasoned artists.
You can find out more about Mr. Michaels at: www.gordonmichaels.com
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