Michael McElroy (actor)
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Michael McElroy in 2009
|Alma mater||Carnegie Mellon University|
Early life and career
Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, McElroy moved to New York City in May 1990 after earning his BFA in Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. He made his Broadway debut in The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club. He has since appeared in numerous productions, both on and off-Broadway, and in 2004 was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Big River. He has also been nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Violet and Big River. In 1995, McElroy appeared in the premiere performance of John Adams' opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky in Berkeley, California.
In 1999, McElroy became the founder and director of the Broadway Inspirational Voices, a diverse, non-denominational gospel choir made up of Broadway singers. He currently teaches in the New Studio on Broadway at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
|1992||The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club||Sorcerer||Broadway debut, Original Broadway production|
|1993||The Who's Tommy||Hawker||Original Broadway production|
|Street Corner Symphony||N/A||Vocal arranger|
|2000||The Wild Party||Oscar D'Armano||Original Broadway production|
|2010||Next To Normal||Dr. Madden/ Dr. Fine||Replacement|
|2017||Sunday In The Park With George||Ensemble||Revival|
- Spring Awakening (2001) – Masked Man
- PandA committee (2011)
|2005||Romance & Cigarettes||Ten Commandments Priest|
|2008||Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway||Tom Collins|
|1999||Spin City||Gym manager||Episode: These Shoes Were Made for Cheatin'|
|2001||Santa, Baby!||Voice||TV Movie|
|Great Performances||Self||Season 28, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs|
|2005||Judge / Captain / Crook||Season 32, Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' with the New York Philharmonic|
|2006||Love Monkey||Perky director||Episode: Confidence|
|2008||Canterbury's Law||Assistant M.E. Barry Schulze||Episode: Baggage|
|2019||Rent: Live||Alumni singer||uncredited|
|After Forever||Clifford||3 episodes|
Awards and Nominations
|1997||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Violet||Nominated|
|2004||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||Big River||Nominated|
|Tony Award||Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|Grammy Award||Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals||Joy to the World||Nominated|
|2019||Tony Award||Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre||Honored|
- "MICHAEL MCELROY, Artist". grammy.com. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- Pogrebin, Robin (12 November 2001). "VOLUNTEERING; Broadway Stars Spread The Gospel at Benefits". The New York Times. p. 25. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
- "about". broadwayinspirationalvoices.org. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- "MICHAEL MCELROY". tisch.nyu.ed. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
- "Michael McElroy Vault". playbill.com. Retrieved December 10, 2020.