Accompanied by Mitch Samu
Join Michelle Azar on her quest to balance her way from Baghdad, to Brooklyn and beyond. With an angelic voice, deep sentiment and humor, Michelle tells a timely story of a family’s love and dysfunction set against a historical and redemptive background.
Michelle Azar is an NYU Graduate with a BFA in Drama and an MA in Drama Therapy. She grew up singing with Placido Domingo in the Lyric Opera of Chicago and has performed all over the world. After working with children in Israel, she met and married her current rabbi husband, and now lives in LA where she performs on television, film and stage, for which she has garnered awards and much praise in the press. Additionally, she works as a cantorial soloist and a yoga teacher. She integrates all of these talents as she shoots toward integrity and compassion for all people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual identity. Her writings can be found in Kveller, The Jewish Journal, and in her blog, YogaBreaths on WordPress.
Mitch Samu (Accompanist) is a professional musical director and pianist, Mitch has spent most of his career at the helm of over 500 theater productions. He has played and conducted many national Broadway touring shows including: “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Lion King”, “Mama Mia,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Across the Universe” (directed by Tony award-winning, Julie Taymor). As a composer, Samu has written several oratorios and full-length musicals, and as an instructor, Mitch created internet video piano lessons called “The 5-Minute Piano Lesson.”
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