Michael J Moritz Jr will travel to Reykjavic, Iceland to Teach Masterclasses
On August 27th, Michael J Moritz Jr will be teaching masterclasses in Reykjavic, Iceland at Söngskóli 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.
Michael will hear the students perform and give them vocal coaching as well as tips on how to succeed in a career in stage performance.
Broadway Records will release the concert cast recording of Session Girls both in stores and digitally on September 28th. The concert, recorded live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, features music direction by Michael J. Mortiz Jr. and a cast of Broadway performers including Tony nominee Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Jill Abramovitz (Fiddler on the Roof), and Oyoyo Joi (The Book of Mormon).
Arielle Jacobs (Broadway’s Aladdin) will release her debut solo album A Leap In The Dark, produced and mixed by Michael J. Moritz Jr. and released by Broadway Records on June 15th.
Broadway Records and Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita (Matilda: The Musical, Dames At Sea, Homeland) will release a new album titled “Rule Your Kingdom: Live At Feinstein’s 54 Below” on May 11th.
The album is produced and mixed by Michael J. Moritz Jr.
On April 16th, 2018, some of Broadway and Television’s biggest stars joined the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School at the BB&T Center for a one-night-only concert benefitting MSD Victims’ Fund and Shine MSD. Michael J. Moritz Jr. music directed and conducted the performance.
Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, Les Miserables) brought her solo show to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on March 12th, 2019. Michael J. Moritz Jr. music directed the concert.
Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, Les Miserables) brought her solo show to the Tilles Center on March 9th, 2018. Michael J. Moritz Jr. music directed the concert.
Session Girls, a new musical by three-time Emmy nominee, Mia Moravis, will debut Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9:30PM at Feinstein's/54 Below. Michael J. Moritz Jr. will music direct the cast of Broadway vets, including Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder), Jill Abramovitz (Fiddler on the Roof), Oyoyo Joi (The Book of Mormon), Emily Padget (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Lisa O’Hare (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Jeff Hiller (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson) and many more!
On February 13th, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera had its 54 Below concert debut. The musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, featured Ashley Spencer, Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), and Nancy Opel (Urinetown, Toxic Avenger). Michael J. Moritz Jr. provided music supervision.
Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, Les Miserables) brought her solo show to Feinstein’s/54 Below from February 8-10, 2018. Michael J. Moritz Jr. music directed the concert.
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.