Carmen Cusack and Jeff Blumenkrantz perform in New Jersey, Michael J Moritz Jr music directs
Tony nominee and star of the musical Bright Star, Carmen Cusack, will team up with her co-star Jeff Blumenkrantz on for a cabaret show at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, New Jersey on May 20th. Michael J Moritz Jr will music direct the night including Broadway songs and other compositions.
Cusack has previously also starred as Elphaba in the nation tour of Wicked and as Nellie Forbush for the North American tour of South Pacific. Blumenkrantz, an actor, garned his Tony nomination as part of the composition team for the 2003 musical Urban Cowboy, though has gone on to act in A Class Act, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and The Golden Apple.
Here's a video of Carmen performing a song from Bright Star at Feinstein's/54 Below:
"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 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Michael J Moritz Jr was involved in the second ever Elsie Fest as the music director and pianist to both Tituss Burgess and Julie James. Elsie Fest is a show tunes-centric outdoor music festival. This Labor Day, tons of attendees experienced performances from their favorite stage and screen stars at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk. Performers included Darren Criss, Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess, Jason Robert Brown, Corey Cott, Todrick Hall, Pasek and Paul, Julie James, Lena Hall, Rebel and a Basketcase, and special guest Cynthia Erivo!
Tyce Green will be returning to Feinstein's/54 Below for a reprise of his January solo concert. Michael J Moritz Jr will serve as Musical Director for Tyce's performances, which will take place on July 15th and 22nd.
Following the tragic event that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, the Broadway and Orlando theatre communities will unite to perform From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando – a healing night of music and dance to honor the 49 victims – on Monday, July 25 at 7:30 pm at the Disney Theatre in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Originally premiering in 2014, the cast of Dearly Beloved reunites for an encore performance in order to pay homage to the late pop star, Prince. Tony nominee Robin de Jesus, Tony winner Lena Hall, E. Clayton Cornelius and other Broadway names will be featured in the concert presented at 7 PM at the cabaret 42West, 514 W. 42nd St., in New York City. Michael J. Moritz Jr. returns to serve as musical director!
After taking part in the Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin, Michael J Moritz Jr served as music director/supervisor to the touring cast of the show in 2016.
Rachel Levy, who recently made her television debut in TLC’s special Broadway At The White House, brings her new show to Feinstein's/54 Below and Michael J Moritz will serve as Musical Director and pianist.
Operatic tenor Noah Stewart returns to Columbus, Georgia's RiverCenter for the Performing Arts to perform a night of cabaret, torch songs, ballads, and show tunes. Michael J Moritz Jr will return as Noah's Musical Director. The two artists previously toured the UK together for Noah's "So in Love" tour in 2015, visiting such cities as London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and more.
Michael J Moritz Jr served as music-director, producer, and played piano for Rumer Willis’ New York City cabaret debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
Michael J Moritz Jr serves as music director and pianist to Micky Dolenz, best known as the lead singer of the hugely successful rock ‘n’ roll band The Monkees, which originated from the classic sixties TV show of the same name. A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll is a brand new show created to combine his love of Broadway with his love for rock ‘n’ roll in one cabaret concert.
Michael J Moritz Jr serves as Music Director, pianist, arranger, and producer for Isabela Moner's Stopping Time, the debut album of the young singer on Broadway Records.
Michael J Moritz Jr will be touring with one of opera's brightest young stars, Noah Stewart, as his pianist and musical director during Stewart's 2016 UK Tour!
Michael J Moritz Jr served as Music Director and pianist for the Stephen Sondheim Birthday Concert on March 24, 2015 at 42West. The concert featured an all-star lineup including Billy Magnussen, MacKenzie Mauzy, Lilla Crawford, Rufus Wainwright, Michael McElroy, Broadway Inspirational Voices, Norm Lewis, Lance Horne, Christopher Sieber, Chip Zien, Constantine Maroulis, and Tituss Burgess.
The Angel Band Project is an advocacy organization that supports victims of sexual assault. The organization provides music therapy for survivors and for awareness education. Michael J Moritz Jr is not only on the board of directors, but he also helped put together the live concert in St. Louis, "The Angel Band Project: An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz". He mixed and produced the live album of that show, which was released on October 19, 2014.
Michael J Moritz Jr served as music director and pianist for the new Shapiro Sisters show at 54 Below, Live Out Loud! Michael also produced and mixed the album which was released by Broadway Records on September 9, 2014.
Tony Award winning Broadway actor Norbert Leo Butz and Michael J Moritz Jr (Music Director, pianist, and arranger) recently performed Memory & Mayhem: Unplugged live at The Abbey in Orlando, Florida.
Broadway's Norbert Leo Butz, known for his role's as Fiyero in "Wicked", Agent Carl Hanratty in "Catch Me if You Can", and portraying Kevin Rayburn on the original Netflix series "Bloodline", is back at Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show. "Girls, Girls, Girls!" focuses on both the contemporary and mythological female and their roles as muses to great songs. Michael J Moritz Jr returns as Norbert's musical director and the show will be recorded by Broadway Records.
Michael J Moritz Jr had a unique opportunity to collaborate with a group of Broadway's brightest young stars on this latest project. "When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation" features a who's-who of Broadway's young actors taking on songs with much more mature themes. Michael served as Musical Director, Producer, and Pianist for the show.