Shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Dames at Sea, (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Ain't Broadway Grand(Tony, Outer Critics nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After the Night and the Music (MTC/Friedman Theater), Lone Star Love(Lucille Lortel nomination). City Center Encores: Do Re Mi, Of Thee I Sing,Face the Music, No No Nanette, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lady Be Good. He played the role of Phil Dolan in Encores On Your Toes. Los Angeles: Garry Marshall's Happy Days. London's West End: Lend Me Tenor The Musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Lincoln Center/PBS: Show Boat.
Music director of Forbidden Broadway since 2004. He composed music and lyrics for All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and Uh-Oh Here Comes Christmas, both based on the writing of Robert Fulghum. He also composed music for Fulghum's novel Third Wish. Recently he composed music for Gotta Getta Girl, with lyrics by Peter Charles Morris. He conducted the American premiere of Stephen Schwartz's Children of Eden. He recently music-directed Murder For Two Off-Broadway, as well as two shows in China, with Inner Mongolian authors and casts. He arranged and orchestrated Marvin Hamlisch's song "I'm Really Dancing" for Career Transitions for Dancers' 25th Anniversary Gala, featuring Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. He is interviewed at length in Oliver Sacks' book about music and the brain, Musicophilia.
Michael LaMasa -
Writer / Creator
The Dottie Maraschino Show (An Evening at Sea, The Rhinestone Cowgirl) has been presented by The Arizona Broadway Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona and The Red Lacquer Showroom in New York City. New York Theatre Credits include That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody (Dorothy Zbornak) and regional/touring credits include Forever Plaid (Sparky), Pageant the Musical (Miss Great Plains), 42nd Street (Andy Lee), Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon), and Bye Bye Birdie (Albert J. Peterson). Michael also had the great privilege of Assistant Directing the first national tour of Susan Stroman's Bullets Over Broadway, under the direction of Jeff Whiting.