An Evening with Irish Tenor, Michael Londra
A show that is perfect for listening rooms and small Performing Arts Centers. Some of the world's best traditional musicians will join the celebrated Irish tenor onstage to perform age-old Celtic songs, jigs and reels on the haunting Uilleann pipes, fiddle, low whistles and the national drum of Ireland, the bodhran. It's an evening of classic songs, funny stories and tunes from the Emerald Isle.
Michael Londra has been described as "one of the greatest Irish singers of all our time." Since his breakthrough role as the Voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Londra has become one of Ireland's top international soloists. Since then his PBS special "Beyond Celtic" received two Emmy nominations, his recording of "Danny Boy" has over 7 million views on YouTube and he won Best Irish Tenor at the 2012 Irish Music Awards.
Travel Party of 6 (4 musicians, 1 Road manager & Michael Londra)
Londra has been described as "one of the greatest Irish singers of all
our time." Since his breakthrough role as the Voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Londra has become one of the top international soloists. He has recently appeared in the headlines for his PBS special "Beyond Celtic" receiving two Emmy nominations and for being invited to perform at the 50th anniversary of JFK's visit to Ireand. (more info here) His recording of "Danny Boy" is now regarded as "one of the best recordings in history," with over 6 million views on YouTube. Michael was nominated for two Irish Music Awards for Best Solo Performance and Best Irish Tenor in which he won Best Irish Tenor at the 2012 Irish Music Awards.
Chicago based Celtic singer, Michael Londra is from the opera capital of Ireland, a small town on the South East coast called Wexford. He decided in the early 90s to follow his heart and started singing professionally. His leap of faith was rewarded when he soon became a leading man in musical theater in Dublin playing many roles. US director and choreographer, Larry Fuller asked Michael to play Bobby Kennedy in the world premiere of "JFK" where he was noticed by the producers of Riverdance. He went on and sang lead in first Riverdance tour of North America in 1998 as well as Riverdance on Broadway 2000 and 2001.
Londra has been
featured on the Universal Records Arias Ancora project with Luciano
Pavarotte, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. He is the creator of
Radiocelt, which is part of Accuradio Network, one of the top ten
internet radio stations. He also produces and stars in the touring Irish
shows and is an ambassador for Concern Worldwide.
Most recently, Michael co-produced his own PBS special titled Michael Londra’s Beyond Celtic which aired across the United States over 300 times from August through December 2011.