MICHAEL MOTT is a composer, lyricist, singer, actor and voice teacher living in NYC. Born and raised in New Hartford, New York, Michael graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Performance. After graduating, he moved to New York City and enjoyed a successful career performing in numerous Off-Broadway, regional and national touring shows. In 2012 he decided to
shift his focus to writing and was accepted into the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writer’s Workshop. He has since been named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know."
Michael's debut album, Where The Sky Ends, is a compilation album of his original songs performed by some of the best singers on Broadway and has been referred to as "a masterpiece" by Broadway World. The LP was released by Grammy Award Winning label, Broadway Records on June 17, 2014 and Where The Sky Ends: The Dance Remixes was released on October 14, 2014. Both albums are available wherever music is sold. His follow up studio album will be released September 2017. He has had the great fortune of working with some of the best singers in the business including TONY Award Nominees Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes, Jennifer Damiano, Orfeh, Sierra Boggess, Zachary Levi, Jenna Ushkowitz, Andy Mientus, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adrienne Warren, Justin Guarini, Brian Justin Crum, Shayna Steele, James Snyder, Jackie Burns, Mitch Jarvis, Michael Lanning, Marissa McGowan, Crystal Monee Hall, Loren Allred, Natalie Weiss and countless others.
As composer/ lyricist, Mr. Mott’s original musicals include “In The Light” (book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri)," “The Don” (book by Corey Skaggs) and "Lucifer" (co-lyricist, Mike Squillante, book by Corey Skaggs). He co-conceived and composed music to the original ten minute musical, "Riding Out The Storm," written with lyricist and librettist, Christine Toy Johnson. Additionally, he has written and recorded several stand alone pop/ R&B/ top 40 songs, available upon request.
As an actor, Mott has performed Off-Broadway in "Milk and Honey" (David) and "I'd Rather Be Right" (Tony) both with Musicals Tonight! Select regional credits include "Kiss Me, Kate" (First Gangster) at Glimmerglass Opera, directed by Diane Paulus, "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" (Louie) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, "9 to 5" (Joe) and "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline" (Neal Matthews), both at The Fireside Theatre, and "Miracle on 34th Street" (Fred Gaily), at both, The Wagon Wheel and Armory Theatre. Mr. Mott is currently an Advanced Member of the BMI Musical Theatre Writer's Workshop and proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
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