'The Sins of Man' and 'Where Does the Pain Go?' performed at the Hildale Park Presbyterian Church Good Friday service, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
'Where Does the Pain Go?' and 'Maybe for You' to be performed in 'Songs of Hope' benefit concert for BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS at the off-Broadway Players Theatre, NYC.
'My Mamalah' to be performed at an international commemoration service for victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz, Poland.
As Musical Director:
KISS ME KATE: Ursuline High School, New Rochelle, NY
42ND STREET: Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.: Little Fig Stage. The Harvey School. Katonah, NY
SONGS OF HOPE: Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The Players Theatre, NYC.
The Off-Broadway Premiere of WILD IMAGININGS (Book, Music and Lyrics) The Players Theatre, NYC.
Choral performance of selections from SO BIG, The Musical (Music and Lyrics) based on Edna Ferber's novel, SO BIG at Glen Rock Middle School, Glen Rock, NJ.
Choral performance of HOLD ON (Music and Lyrics) at Hildale Park Presbyterian Church, Cedar Knolls, NJ.
The Off-Broadway Premiere of THE LOST LEGEND OF CAMELOT (Music and Lyrics with Michael Gilboe) The Players Theatre, NYC.
Choral performance of HINE MA TOV (HOW GOOD IT IS) (Music and Lyrics) at Glen Rock Middle School, Glen Rock, NJ.
Continued performances of SHOWING US THE WAY (Music and Lyrics) nationally.
Continued performances of I LOVE YOU MORE THAN SUNNY DAYS (Music and Lyrics) internationally.
Continued sales of THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC COLLECTION (Music and Lyrics) (as seen on this website)
As Music Director:
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Ursuline High School, New Rochelle, NY
YANKEE DOODLE BOY Little Fig Stage. Katonah, NY
WILD IMAGININGS Little Fig Stage. The Players Theatre, NYC
FOOTLOOSE White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY
MULAN White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY
SEUSSICAL Little Fig Stage. Katonah, NY
THE LOST LEGEND OF CAMELOT Little Fig Stage. The Players Theatre, NYC
MARCI AND MICHAEL Brio Ristorante. Mount Kisco, NY
HOT MAMAS Tenafly, NJ
MARCI AND MICHAEL Brio Ristorante. Mount Kisco, NY
MARCI AND MICHAEL Pomona Music Festival and 49th Anniversary Celebration, Pomona, NY
OLD TIME RADIO SHOW The Lafayette Grille, NYC.
MARCI AND MICHAEL Holiday 2008 Exhibition. Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY
Marci and Michael will be performing at Brio Ristorante in Mount Kisco, NY
Friday, May 23rd 9PM
See CALENDAR for more info
WILD IMAGININGS, a full length musical written by Michael (book, music and lyrics) had its Off-Broadway premiere at the Players Theatre, NYC on April 29th and April 30th. Produced by LITTLE FIG STAGE with stage direction by Marci Elyn Schein and musically directed by Michael.
Saturday November 3rd from 4PM-8PM
For the 2nd year running (good pun)
Marci and Michael along with Drummer Jason Anderson
will be performing at the NYC ING Marathon Pasta Dinner at
Tavern On The Green in Central Park
Last year 14,000 people from all over the world were entertained by us as they filled up on carbs before the big run. If you're strolling through the park on Saturday come and say hi. We're located in front of Tavern On The Green.
Little Fig Stage, Inc. is launched
Michael along with co-founder Marci Elyn Schein are excited to announce the launching of their stage company Little Fig Stage, Inc. in August 2007. You can gain access to Little Fig Stage from the menu bar above.
as Musical Director:
Michael is honored to be musically directing the classic musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It will be performed by the Lighthouse Youth Theatre at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, Ct. on August 19th 2007,1PM and 5PM performances.
On Monday, June 4th,2007 Michael was honored with the Robert Ax Award by his colleagues in the Glen Rock Middle School, Glen Rock, New Jersey. This award is given to a 'distinguished leader' who embodies the values upheld by Robert Ax, the founding prinicipal of the Glen Rock High School. These values are 'love of people in general and young people in particular; exceptionally high degree of personal integrity; loyalty to colleagues, to the community, and most of all-to the students.'
Michael along with lyricist Amanda Yesnowitz won the SHORT, SWEET & SONG JUDGES' CHOICE AWARD for their ten minute musical entitled 'Building a Wing' at the Short & Sweet Gala Festival in Sydney, Australia, February, 2007. They won over hundreds of applicants worldwide and were the only USA writing team to be presented at the festival.
"The highlight of the night is Building a Wing, the story of what happened to Icarus before he flew into the sun. Written by Americans Amanda Yesnowitz and Michael Ficocelli, it is an assured, well constructed and musically excellent piece. It is also the most complete of the shows, making the most of the ten minute structure. Under the direction of Neil Gooding, it features fabulous performances from Nick Christo as Icarus and Paul Whiteley as Daedalus and is worth the price of admission alone."--STAGENOISE with Diana Simmonds
as Music Director:
Michael musically directed and conducted Annie at Woodlands High School in Hartsdale, NY during March 2007. This production was recently given a nomination in the category of 'Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra' by the 2007 Helen Hayes Youth Theatre Hich School Theatre Awards.
Michael along with Marci and drummer Jason Anderson performed at Tavern on the Green, NYC entertaining the New York City Marathon Runners for their traditional Pasta Dinner sponsered by Barilla on the eve of the New York City Marathon. November, 2006.