Gordon Michaels’ voice has been described as a deeply personal expression of his soul. He began singing at the age 3, performing in his home church in the Bronx, NY. From this experience in the Tiny Tots Gospel Choir, he developed a passion for performing. He was recognized as an exceptional talent and accepted to New York City’s Music & Arts High School, the school that the movie “FAME” was based on. He went on to earn a scholarship to the Boston Conservatory of Music for Opera but switched his focus to Musical Theater where he felt more at home and graduated with his BFA in Musical Theatre.
His vocal ability allows him to switch genres easily between Broadway show tunes, jazz, blues, pop, gospel and even country. A consummate entertainer, he knows how to engage any audience and leave them wanting more.
He has honed a reputation as a premiere vocalist. His talent led to performances around the world and with internationally known artists, such as, Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holiday, James Taylor, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Cissy Houston, Keith Lockhart, Peter Cetera, Deborah Cox, Tramaine & Edward Hawkins, Natalie Cole and more. His vocal gift led him to be a special guest soloist with the Harlem Gospel Choir, giving him the opportunity to perform at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II’s internationally televised Christmas Eve Musical Extravaganza.
He saw a need in the Boston community for gospel music to be heard outside of the black church and to spread God’s word through music to all. His response was to created and host the first Gospel Brunch at the original House of Blues which was in Harvard Square Cambridge, MA.
Today, Gordon resides in Boston where he continues to entertain audiences at private functions, charity events, upscale restaurants, jazz/blues clubs, cabaret rooms and piano bars. As a director, he has created 7 acclaimed cabaret shows performed nationally and internationally.
Keeping music alive in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Midwest and east coast is Mr. Michaels’ goal. His original cabaret series have had sold out performances at the Fox & Hound Wood Grille & Tavern in Quincy, MA, Club Café in their Napoleon & Moonshine Rooms, and Scullers jazz room in Boston, MA, The Front Porch Piano Bar in Ogunquit, ME, Firehouse Theater in Newburyport, MA, Danny’s Starlight Room, Don’t Tell Momma’s and the Triad Theater all in New York City.
In addition to performing, Mr. Michaels teaches master classes in performance and voice for new up-and-coming artists who want to become more effective performers. He also holds master classes for seasoned vocalists looking to tweak their abilities and put on their own Cabaret shows.
- Finalist in David Foster/Name Drop Singing Contest 2009
- Best Male Vocalist for Jazz and Gospel by the Boston Music Awards, 1993 & 1995
- Boston Winner: David Foster/Name Drop Singing Contest 2009
- 1st place, Encore Silver Note Sing Off 2000
- Searching For The Stars 1996
- Boston’s Diamond Jim’s Sing off 1987