MICHAEL CAVANAUGH vocals, piano WEBSITE NEAL GITTLEMAN conductor WEBSITE DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Michael Cavanaugh IS the “New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook.” He is a charismatic performer, musician and actor, made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway Musical Movin’ Out. Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in this title role and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man himself. Michael appeared in Movin’ Out for three years in over 1,200 performances, receiving accolade after accolade, which culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations.
With the closing of Movin’ Out at the end of 2005, Michael began touring in his own right, creating a show that reinterprets the modern pop/rock songbook. It wasn’t long before symphony orchestras discovered Michael’s talents and audience appeal. He accepted his first orchestral booking, “Michael Cavanaugh – The Songs of Billy Joel and more,” which debuted in April 2008 with the Indianapolis Symphony. This October, Michael brings this electrifying performance to the Schuster, joining forces with the incredible Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform an evening full of Billy Joel’s greatest treasures:
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
She's Got a Way
Keeping the Faith
Tell Her About It
River of Dreams
Only the Good Die Young
It's Still Rock 'n' Roll
New York State of Mind
Just the Way You Are
You May Be Right
Come, forget about life for awhile . . . Order your tickets now for a memorable evening with the DPO and the new Piano Man.