That best tells the story of the king! Taking on master works is no easy task. How do you capture the brilliance of the original while putting it through the wringer of a different art form? Fortunately for us Michael O. Mitchell and Annastasia Victory teamed to arrange, orchestrate and music direct A WONDERFUL WORLD. The wealth of their experience, whether playing their own instrument, conducting, orchestrating or helping others hit new heights, is gobsmacking and worthy of the legend whose story they’re telling. Check them out and get your tickets today!
Michael O. Mitchell (Arrangements, Orchestrations, Music Director) – award winning pianist, music director, composer, arranger, orchestrator and recording artist. Music Director for Amateur Night at the Apollo – America’s longest running variety show. Broadway: Motown the Musical (conductor/lead pianist); The Color Purple (keys/ organ); Nice Work If You Can Get It (piano/accordion); Memphis the Musical (organ); Baby It’sYou (keys/ organ). Regional Theater: Dreamgirls (DTC – MD/Music Supervisor), Best of Both Worlds (ART – MD), Jesus Christ Superstar (international tour), Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel (Alliance Theater – Suzi Bass award for Best MD), The Life: Story and Music of Sammy Davis (NY arranger/orchestrator/MD) Collaborations: India Arie, Billy Porter, Michael J. Fox, The O’Jays, Kristen Chenoweth, Lisa Fischer, Rickey Minor, Christian McBride, Leslie Odom, Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Mykal Kilgore. TV credits: Nationwide Insurance, Mickey’s 90th Spectaular, Live from Lincoln Center – Stars in Concert (MD/arranger); Tony Bennett’s 90th Birthday Celebration, The Today’s Show, The View, The Wiz Live!, Good Morning America. Arrangements/Orchestrations performed by: The Boston Pops, Houston Pops, Philly Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Atlanta Symphony, NSO and many others. www.michaelmitchellmusic.com
Annastasia Victory (Arrangements, Orchestrations, Music Director) – internationally-acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, orchestrator, and recording artist. Broadway: Once on This Island (conductor/ pianist); Tina Turner (lead pianist); The Color Purple (keys/organ); Mean Girls (lead pianist), Violet (piano/organ); Nice Work If You Can Get It (lead pianist); Billy Elliott (lead pianist); American In Paris (lead pianist); School of Rock; Big Fish; Jersey Boys. Regional Theater: Love In Hate Nation (MD/vocal arranger/lead pianist); Take me to the World w/ Tituss Burgess (Carnegie Hall); Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at NY City Center (MD/arranger); Bubbly Black Girl at NY City Center (MD/conductor/pianist); Little Dancer at Kennedy Center (AMD/piano/accordion); Marie – Dancing Still at 5th Avenue Theater (AMD/lead pianist); The Wiz at La Jolla Playhouse (MD/lead pianist).Collaborations: Billy Porter, Leslie Odom Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Brooke Shields, Renée Fleming, Tituss Burgess, Deborah Cox, Joshua Bell, Savion Glover, Joe Iconis. Music director, arranger, orchestrator for Cynthia Erivo PBS special “Live from Lincoln Center Stars in Concert.” Music director for 3 Mo’ Divas PBS (nominated for NAACP Image Award). Original music available on iTunes. www.annastasiavictory.com