Broadway Legend Patti LuPone Releases New Album; Produced by Michael J Moritz Jr
Two-Time Tony Award winning actress Patti LuPone will release her brand new 2-Disc album "Don't Monkey with Broadway" on Broadway Records on September 29th, 2017. Michael J Moritz Jr has produced and mixed the album with the Broadway legend known for her roles as Eva Perón in Evita, Fantine in Les Misérables, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, and most recently Helena Rubenstein in War Paint.
Check out this great write-up from Playbill.com!
"I can happily say Michael is the warmest, most inclusive man. Above all, his talent is mind-blowing. I don't know how he does what he does, but it is simply miraculous. I hope I get to work with him again on another project. I hope I get to spend time with this genuine talent and gentle man."
- Patti LuPone: Two-Time Grammy Award, Two-Time Tony Award, & Two-Time Olivier Award Winning Actress. 2006 American Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee (Evita, Les Misérables, Gypsy, The Cradle Will Rock, Sweeney Todd, War Paint)
Michael J Moritz Jr's current production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is receiving rave reviews for it's opening run in Australia at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.
"Broadway Against Bullying", a night featuring some of Broadway's biggest names coming together to raise awareness to stop bullying and cyberbullying, returns to NYC in February 2018. Michael J Moritz Jr and No Bully will team up once again to put on this benefit concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, February 5th at 7:00pm.
On December 2nd, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, Michael J Moritz Jr, along with his team members Billy LaGuardia and Brandon Loewit, won an Emmy Award for Audio for their work on the 2016 release of "From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando".
Michael J. Moritz Jr. has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award for Audio for his work as Producer on the DVD release of "From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando."
On Monday, October 16th, 2017, Michael J Moritz Jr will team up with some of Broadway's best and to perform Broadway Against Bullying at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California. The one-night-only show is being put on by No Bully, a nonprofit foundation whose primary goal is to promote empathy and put an end to bullying and cyberbullying.
On September 17th, 2017, Broadway's smash hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened in Sydney, Australia. Michael J Moritz Jr serves as producer for the musical which has now staged productions on three different continents.
Two-Time Tony Award winning actress Patti LuPone will release a 2-disc album called "Don't Monkey with Broadway". The album is produced and mixed by Michael J Moritz Jr.
Two-Time Tony Award Winning Actor Norbert Leo Butz has returned to Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC with his show "Memory and Mayhem." Michael J Moritz Jr returns to lead a stellar band through Butz's rocking, southern roots inspired set which includes some of Butz's favorite performances from Broadway and some of his new originals.
On August 17th, 2017, Michael J Moritz Jr's current production of Broadway's Beautiful: The Carol King Musical will play its 1,500th show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.
On August 27th, Michael J Moritz Jr will be teaching masterclasses in Reykjavic, Iceland at Söngskólo Sigurõar Demetz. This Icelandic Vocal School was founded in 1995 by Icelandic singer Sigurõar Demetz and features some of the top young Icelandic vocal students.
Norbert Leo Butz has just announced he'll be returning to Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC to perform his "Memory & Mayhem" show. Michael J Moritz Jr will music direct this show which sees the Broadway and TV star exploring his passion for southern rock.
Michael J Moritz Jr will return this year to partner with No Bully, a group that focuses on teaching empathy to students and stopping bullying, for "Broadway Against Bullying."
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will open its newest production in Sydney, Australia on September 23rd. Michael J Moritz Jr will once again serve as producer for this show as it enters it spreads to its third continent! The show will take place at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and will star Esther Hannaford as Carole King.
Grammy winning producer, Michael J Moritz Jr, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical original cast member, Kevin Duda, will be producing the cast album for Off-Broadway show Mad Libs Live!
Broadway Records has released a new installment in the "Feinstein's/54 Below" series. This new album features a Broadway couple that has starred alongside each other on more than one occasion. Michael J Moritz Jr has produced and mixed Legally Bound, a record that includes a mix of Broadway, Motown, and soul tunes from the talented couple.
Tony nominee and star of the musical Bright Star, Carmen Cusack, will team up with her co-star Jeff Blumenkrantz for a cabaret show at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, New Jersey. Michael J Moritz Jr will music direct the night including Broadway songs and other compositions.
In early 2017, a group of bright stars in the Broadway community - including Charlie Rosen, Van Dean, Jonathan Estabrooks, and Michael J Moritz Jr - gathered the who's who of Broadway to record a benefit single for the recently under-fire National Endowment of the Arts.
Michael J Moritz Jr will be the Musical Director for tonight's show at Feinstein's/54 Below featuring Coco Dolenz, sister to "The Monkees" Mickey Dolenz.
Micky Dolenz will return to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below to perform his popular "A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock n' Roll" show. Michael J Moritz Jr will return to serve as Musical Director for the show, which is now available for purchase from Broadway Records.
Michael J Moritz Jr served as liaison between The No Bully Organization and the Broadway community as they brought together the first ever Broadway Against Bullying concert at 54 Below. In addition, Michael was the music director and pianist.
The Shapiro Sisters return with their follow up album on Broadway Records. Time Reveals is an EP that sees Abigail and Milly Shapiro singing more mature songs from such shows as Spring Awakening, Side Show, and No Doubt. The album has been produced and mixed by Michael J Moritz Jr.
Today marks the release of the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of A Dog Story. Michael J Moritz Jr is a producer of this new recording which will has been released on the Broadway Records label.
Over 60 Broadway kids came together to lend their voices to "I Have A Voice" written by Frank Wildhorn and Robin Lerner. All of the proceeds go to the No Bully Foundation, and hopes to inspire kids to celebrate their differences and decrease intolerance and bullying. Michael J Moritz Jr helped produce the track, as well as arranged, played piano, and conducted the youth choir.
Michael J Moritz Jr was involved with NBC's The Wiz Live! as an executive producer of the album. This production was the third live musical airing on NBC when it premiered on December 3, 2015. The album was made available on December 18, 2015.
The latest installment of the "Live at Feinstein's/54 Below" series features MAC award winner, Tony nominee, and "drag legend" Charles Busch. Michael J Moritz Jr produced and mixed this live set from Busch, who The New York Times praised by saying, “He has the gift of comic gab like few other entertainers. Innately funny, endearing and acutely intelligent, he also has claws. For an audience, the possibility of being scratched, although remote, lends his humor a bracing edge..."
Broadway Records has released Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack's debut album, If You Knew My Story: Live at Feinstein's/54 Below. The West End and Broadway actress' new album has been produced and mixed by Michael J Moritz Jr and features songs from the show Bright Star, in which Cusack played Alice Murphy on Broadway, as well as others.
Michael J Moritz Jr mixed and produced the brand new 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. The cast consists of all Broadway kids, including Joshua Colley, Milly Shapiro, Gregory Diaz, Aidan Gemme, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, Jeremy T. Villas and Graydon Peter Yosowitz.
Michael J Moritz Jr served as the liaison between the Broadway community and The No Bully Organization, as well as music director and pianist. No Bully is a non-profit organization that trains schools how to activate student compassion to stop bullying and cyber-bullying.
Michael J Moritz Jr will music direct Noah Stewart's upcoming 2016 UK tour, In Love Again. Stewart, an operatic tenor originally from Harlem, released a 2012 album entitled Noah, which peaked at number one on the UK Classical Album Charts.
Today marks the release of Norbert Leo Butz's new album, Girls Girls Girls: Live at Feinstein's's/54 Below. Michael J Moritz Jr serves as Musical Director, Pianist, Vocalist, and Arranger on this next installment in the "Live at 54 Below" series on Broadway Records.