Two Rooms by Lee Blessing

Michael is proud to have created over 40 minutes of music for  Lee Blessing’s   TWO ROOMS .  This is the premiere production by  Assembly  and will be running 8/2-18th at the  Victory Theatre Center .  Directed by Herb Hall.   Tickets on sale now!

Michael is proud to have created over 40 minutes of music for Lee Blessing’s TWO ROOMS. This is the premiere production by Assembly and will be running 8/2-18th at the Victory Theatre Center. Directed by Herb Hall. Tickets on sale now!

Dear Jerry Seinfeld

I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a new musical with  Alex Lewis  (of  Lewberger ) and  Greg Smith !  We’re having a FREE concert reading at  UCB’s Inner Sanctum  on May 31st at 8:30!  We’ll have a 4 piece live band and 8 amazing actors!    If you took the tv show Seinfeld and mixed it with a delicious helping of the popular broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen... you’d get the fun rock musical Dear Jerry Seinfeld! This show is a staged reading version of exactly what was just described.  Come out and try this delicious Jerry Seinfeld and Evan Hansen Musical stew!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve written a new musical with Alex Lewis (of Lewberger) and Greg Smith! We’re having a FREE concert reading at UCB’s Inner Sanctum on May 31st at 8:30! We’ll have a 4 piece live band and 8 amazing actors!

If you took the tv show Seinfeld and mixed it with a delicious helping of the popular broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen... you’d get the fun rock musical Dear Jerry Seinfeld! This show is a staged reading version of exactly what was just described. Come out and try this delicious Jerry Seinfeld and Evan Hansen Musical stew!

Eli Roth's History of Horror: Uncut

Shudder , AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced today that Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast will return to Shudder, Apple Podcasts and other platforms on Friday, May 3. An extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (streaming now on Shudder in the U.S. and Canada), the Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations between Roth and horror luminaries Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Bryan Fuller, Tony Todd, Catherine Hardwicke, Victor LaValle, Tippi Hedren, Bruce Campbell, Josh Hartnett, Greg Nicotero and Rob Zombie.  - Theme song by Michael Teoli

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural, announced today that Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast will return to Shudder, Apple Podcasts and other platforms on Friday, May 3. An extended audio companion to the television series AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth’s History of Horror (streaming now on Shudder in the U.S. and Canada), the Uncut podcast offers listeners hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations between Roth and horror luminaries Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Bryan Fuller, Tony Todd, Catherine Hardwicke, Victor LaValle, Tippi Hedren, Bruce Campbell, Josh Hartnett, Greg Nicotero and Rob Zombie. - Theme song by Michael Teoli

Abingdon Theatre Company Presents: Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera

“Abingdon Theatre Company presented a one-night-only concert performance of  Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera  at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on February 4. Becca Kotte and Sara Jean Ford stared in the title roles of the musical, which utilizes the 1994 Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan media frenzy to explore America’s obsession with celebrity scandals.  With a libretto and concept by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, the musical featured Ford as Nancy, Kotte as Tonya, Cheryl Stern as Mom, Jared Zirilli as Jeff, with Heidi Friese, Chase Kamata, Ryan MacConnell, and Colin Barkell. Rachel Klein directed, with musical direction by Henry Aronson.”  -Playbill.   Read full article here!!!

“Abingdon Theatre Company presented a one-night-only concert performance of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on February 4. Becca Kotte and Sara Jean Ford stared in the title roles of the musical, which utilizes the 1994 Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan media frenzy to explore America’s obsession with celebrity scandals.

With a libretto and concept by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, the musical featured Ford as Nancy, Kotte as Tonya, Cheryl Stern as Mom, Jared Zirilli as Jeff, with Heidi Friese, Chase Kamata, Ryan MacConnell, and Colin Barkell. Rachel Klein directed, with musical direction by Henry Aronson.” -Playbill. Read full article here!!!

Shudder Presents: Video Palace

AMC’s Shudder just released its first dive into scripted podcasts with  “Video Palace”!   Created exclusively for Shudder by Nick Braccia and  The Blair Witch   Project  producer Michael Monello, co-written/directed by Ben Rock ( 20 Seconds to Live, Alien Raiders ) and co-written by Bob DeRosa ( Killers ,  White Collar ), the 10-part series chronicles a young couple’s investigation into the origins of a mysterious VHS tape and the infamous video store from which it came. All episodes of  Video Palace,  along with 5 extended interview scenes, are available now on Shudder exclusively for its members. Episode 1 of  Video Palace  is also available to non-members on Apple Podcasts and other platforms, where subsequent episodes will be released weekly.  The entire series (including the theme Music) is composed by Michael Teoli.

AMC’s Shudder just released its first dive into scripted podcasts with “Video Palace”! Created exclusively for Shudder by Nick Braccia and The Blair Witch Project producer Michael Monello, co-written/directed by Ben Rock (20 Seconds to Live, Alien Raiders) and co-written by Bob DeRosa (KillersWhite Collar), the 10-part series chronicles a young couple’s investigation into the origins of a mysterious VHS tape and the infamous video store from which it came. All episodes of Video Palace, along with 5 extended interview scenes, are available now on Shudder exclusively for its members. Episode 1 of Video Palace is also available to non-members on Apple Podcasts and other platforms, where subsequent episodes will be released weekly. The entire series (including the theme Music) is composed by Michael Teoli.

Broadway Records to Release 54 Below Performance as Live Album!!!

Broadway Records will be releasing a live album of our Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera 54 Below performance!   What better way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics than with songs from from the rock opera   Tonya and Nancy  ? Based on the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympic skating scandal,  Elizabeth Searle’s  and  Michael Teoli’s  rock opera has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago and LA as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star  Lauren Worsham  ( A Genleman’s Guide To Love and Murder ) headlines as Nancy, alongside  Ashley Spencer  ( Rock of Ages, Grease)    as Tonya. Onstage, Tonya’s and Nancy’s ‘Mom’ embodied by  Nancy Opel  ( Urinetown)  will MC- and occasionally referee— as Tonya, Nancy and knee-attack conspirator ‘Gillooly,’ portrayed by  Tony LePage  ( Rock of Ages ), belt out songs including Tonya’s “Watch Your Back” and Nancy’s aria, “Why Me?” Critics on both coasts have hailed this show as “brilliant.” Let the games begin.  The chorus of the  Tonya & Nancy  concert will includes four acclaimed alums of the NYMF production:  Tatiana Lofton  (Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 2017),  Heidi Friese  ( Matilda ;  Flashdance  national tour), and  Ryan MacConnell  ( From Here to Eternity  at MA premiere, 2017). The show also welcomes star bass singer and actor  Jason Pintar  ( The Happiest Millionaire ; Joe’s Pub; 2017).

Broadway Records will be releasing a live album of our Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera 54 Below performance! 

What better way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics than with songs from from the rock opera Tonya and Nancy? Based on the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympic skating scandal, Elizabeth Searle’s and Michael Teoli’s rock opera has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago and LA as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star Lauren Worsham (A Genleman’s Guide To Love and Murder) headlines as Nancy, alongside Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages, Grease) as Tonya. Onstage, Tonya’s and Nancy’s ‘Mom’ embodied by Nancy Opel (Urinetown) will MC- and occasionally referee— as Tonya, Nancy and knee-attack conspirator ‘Gillooly,’ portrayed by Tony LePage (Rock of Ages), belt out songs including Tonya’s “Watch Your Back” and Nancy’s aria, “Why Me?” Critics on both coasts have hailed this show as “brilliant.” Let the games begin.

The chorus of the Tonya & Nancy concert will includes four acclaimed alums of the NYMF production: Tatiana Lofton (Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 2017), Heidi Friese (MatildaFlashdance national tour), and Ryan MacConnell (From Here to Eternity at MA premiere, 2017). The show also welcomes star bass singer and actor Jason Pintar (The Happiest Millionaire; Joe’s Pub; 2017).

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera @ 54 Below!!!

What better way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics than with songs from from the rock opera   Tonya and Nancy  ? Based on the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympic skating scandal,  Elizabeth Searle’s  and  Michael Teoli’s  rock opera has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago and LA as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star  Lauren Worsham  ( A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder ) headlines as Nancy, alongside  Ashley Spencer  ( Rock of Ages, Grease ) as Tonya. Onstage, Tonya’s and Nancy’s ‘Mom’ (embodied by one powerhouse actress) will MC- and occasionally referee— as Tonya, Nancy and knee-attack conspirator ‘Gillooly’ belt out songs including Tonya’s “Watch Your Back” and Nancy’s aria, “Why Me?” Critics on both coasts have hailed this show as “brilliant.” Let the games begin. Tickets ON SALE NOW at https://54below.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000hYDvBUAW

What better way to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics than with songs from from the rock opera Tonya and Nancy? Based on the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympic skating scandal, Elizabeth Searle’s and Michael Teoli’s rock opera has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago and LA as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder) headlines as Nancy, alongside Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages, Grease) as Tonya. Onstage, Tonya’s and Nancy’s ‘Mom’ (embodied by one powerhouse actress) will MC- and occasionally referee— as Tonya, Nancy and knee-attack conspirator ‘Gillooly’ belt out songs including Tonya’s “Watch Your Back” and Nancy’s aria, “Why Me?” Critics on both coasts have hailed this show as “brilliant.” Let the games begin. Tickets ON SALE NOW at https://54below.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F1Y00000hYDvBUAW