Guest Artist: Michael Gruber

gruber-michael-156Michael Gruber: Broadway: original companies of Miss Saigon, Swing!, Stairway to Paradise, Jackie Mason’s Laughing Room Only, and My Favorite Year, both Bill and Hortensio in Kiss Me, Kate!, the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, Munkustrap in Cats, Mike in the final cast of A Chorus Line as well as Greg and Zach in the 2008 revival. Mr. Gruber also performed the role of Munkustrap in the movie of Cats, filmed at the Adephi Theater in London.

Over the past 23 years, he has starred in over 50 regional productions. Notable roles include: Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain and Gould in Grey Gardens (Ordway Center) Don Hewes in the world premier of Easter Parade (Chanhassen) both Phil Davis (Wang Center, Boston) and Bob Wallace (5th Ave. Theater, Seattle) in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Young Ben in the highly acclaimed production of Follies (Paper Mill Playhouse) Stanley Donan in the world premier of What A Glorious Feeling (Mason Street Warehouse) Harold Hill in The Music Man (Seattle Opera-conducted by Marvin Hamlisch) Wizzer in Falsettos (Alliance Theater, Atlanta) Joseph in Joseph…Dreamcoat (Alaska Opera) and both Riff and Tony in national and European tours of West Side Story. He also created the role of Tom Marlowe in the revival version of Good News (Music Theater of Wichita) Cast recording include: 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, Wonderful Town, Good News, Swing!, Follies, The Most Happy Fella, My Favorite Year and The Music Man. As resident composer of the Catalysts, Mr. Gruber is the composer of: Fruit Fly, the Shelly Bachberg series and Ball as well as the following song cycles: Love Returned, The Not So Peaceable Kingdom, The Tennessee Cycle and Songs for 2 Women. For more information, please visit Michael Gruber Library.com.

 

 

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