Michael J. Moritz, Jr. is a multiple Tony Award nominated American theatrical producer, Olivier Award nominated West End theatrical producer, Grammy Award winning record producer, music supervisor, music director, arranger, Broadway music supervisor, performer and pianist Michael’s work as a pianist, music director and arranger is featured on many recordings in the pop and musical theatre genres. Michael is on the Board of Directors for The Angel Band Project. Most recently, Michael producer the charity single by Broadway for Orlando, "What the World Needs Now".
Most recently, Michael has received both TONY and Olivier award nominations as a co-producer for Broadway/West End’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Other notable Broadway producing credits include Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin, On The Town, and The Velocity of Autumn.
Michael has musically directed 200+ theatrical productions throughout the US and UK. Known as the ‘Musical Director to the Stars,’ Michael has received high praise for his music direction and performance piano work in both Broadway and Pop arenas. Michael was seen on the Broadway stage as on-stage piano and vocals in A Night With Janis Joplin.
Michael has music directed, produced and performed with notable performers including Stephen Schwartz, Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Sean Hayes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matthew Broderick, Andrea Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Alice Ripley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Porter, Len Cariou, Tommy Tune, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jessie Mueller, Kimiko Glenn, Orfeh, Rosie Perez, Kelli O'Hara, Lillias White, Carmen Cusack, Andrea Burns, Keala Settle, Marc Shaiman, Frank Wildhorn, Micky Dolenz, Tituss Burgess, Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo, Michael Cerveris, Norbert Leo Butz, James Monroe Iglehart, Aaron Tveit, Jarrod Spector, Tiffany, Brandi Carlile, Lena Hall, Robin DeJesus, Andrea McArdle, Chip Zien, Billy Magnussen, Mackenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Kind, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Lesli Margherita, Isabela Moner, Al Silber, Christopher Sieber, The Muppets, Sesame Street, Ahrens and Flaherty, Linda Eder, Mary Testa, Julia Murney, Nikki Blonsky, Claybourne Elder, Melissa van der Shyff, Bobby Steggert, Capathia Jenkins, Christine Ebersole, Mimi Bessette, Phillip Boykin, Vince Oddo, Ben Hope, Noah Stewart and Krystal Joy Brown.
Critically acclaimed records include:
- NBC’s Peter Pan Live
- Matilda Original Broadway Cast Recording (2013) - Associate Producer - Grammy Nomination
- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2014) - Producer - Grammy Winner,
- On The Town - Broadway Revival (2014) - Producer,
- Ahrens and Flaherty - Nice Fighting You - (2014) Producer
- Nobert Leo Butz - Girls, Girls, Girls! (2016) Producer / Music Director
- Norbert Leo Butz - Memory and Mayhem (2012) Producer / Music Director
- Jarrod Spector - A Little Help From My Friends (2014) - Producer
- Sierra Boggess - Awakenings (2013) - Producer
- Bebe Neuwirth - Stories in NYC (2013) - Producer
- Aaron Tveit - Radio In My Head - (2013) - Producer
Michael’s work has been recognized in The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, People Magazine, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and publications across the world.