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MICHAEL sings ELTON
October 7 @ 8:00 pm
Joined by an A-list band, Michael Sobie sings and plays from the Elton John songbook, ranging from mega-hits to lesser-known gems of the rock and roll icon.
Michael Sobie is an award-winning pianist with credits encompassing film, television, and stage productions. He has served as the assistant conductor and keyboardist for Ramin Djawadi’s Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience on three tours across the Western Hemisphere, now conducting the North American and Australian tours of the concert this, and has also worked with the composer as pianist on soundtracks for A Wrinkle in Time and The Mountain Between Us. Additional screen credits include A Christmas Story: Live for Fox, Hulu’s original documentary, Too Funny to Fail, John Piscitello’s score for Memory Games, and the upcoming “Untitled Noah Baumbach Project” for Netflix. Michael has toured the US and world as a pianist and conductor of Broadway musicals Wicked, Les Miserables, Altar Boyz, Aida, and Xanadu, and has also performed regularly as the pops pianist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Michael is the music director for Grammy-nominated Perla Batalla at her sold-out concerts across North America and for Sing: On Tour and Universal Monsters Live at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan. He has acted as a vocal coach and/or pianist for such artists as Il Divo, Scarlett Johansson, Carole Cook, Bruce Vilanch, Tamyra Gray, Cole Escola, and the Los Angeles Ballet, with which he performed the iconic celeste solo for their production of Tchaikowsky’s The Nutracker. He debuted his first full-length musical, “Hell on Earth” this summer and will present a workshop production of the show in November. Michael resides in Los Angeles where he acts as an in-demand music director, arranger, accompanist, and vocal coach.