Michael Lavine

CONTEMPORARY SINGING

Michael Lavine has worked as a musical director, pianist, vocal coach and singer all over the world. He gives master classes on auditioning in New York, Los Angeles, Australia, Singapore, Manila, Martha's Vineyard and other locations. He has accompanied Broadway and television star Bryan Batt in New Orleans, San Francisco, Australia, Hollywood and at 54 Below and Feinstein’s in New York.

Michael musically directed the Comden and Green musical BILLION DOLLAR BABY at the York Theatre in New York City starring Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Kudisch and Debbie Gravitte and the Burton Lane/Alan Jay Lerner musical CARMELINA, also at the York, for which he worked directly with Burton Lane. He shared the stage with Mimi Hines and Peter Howard (his mentor) at the Kennedy Center in a Rodgers and Hart revue, THIS FUNNY WORLD.

For the past several years, Michael has been producing a series of CDs called LOST BROADWAY AND MORE, recording songs from Broadway shows that have never been recorded before. The latest volume, with songs by Jule Styne and Comden & Green, is available online as are two others, Michael Lavine & Friends and Jerome Kern. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael owns one of the largest privately held sheet music collections in the world.