Performing Arts Faculty
Michael Kreutz' experience is quite varied: singer (music theater, cabaret, opera); actor (some 70 shows); music director (over 40 shows); accompanist; and vocal coach. Michael has coached voice students for over 25 years, currently teaching at Emerson and at his studio in Boston. His students have performed both on and off Broadway, in national and international tours and in countless regional theatres.
Michael studied with many well-known teachers, including Gabriella Tucci (internationally famed opera singer), Dale Moore (long-time NATS president) and James King (of the Metropolitan and Bayreuth Operas). After arriving in Massachusetts, Michael changed his emphasis to cabaret and theater, becoming a graduate of the prestigious "Cabaret Symposium" where he coached with Cabaret & Broadway legends Julie Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Kay Starr and Carol Hall. On stage, Michael has portrayed Isador Straus in the National Tour of Titanic; the role of The Baker opposite 3-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn in The Baker's Wife; and the role of Starbuck in the pre-Broadway production of Moby Dick. Michael has music directed productions at the Emerson Majestic, The Lyric Stage, the Gloucester Stage and a special inaugural concert at the Boston Opera House. Michael's CD, "Since You Stayed Here" was reviewed in the national theater magazine Show Music, which called Kreutz "smooth-voiced" and praised the CD's "refreshing choices" and "good taste". Michael's students perform regularly in professional theater, cabaret and in concert. They tour nationally and perform in New York and throughout the United States.
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A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."