Michael J. Begley

Classical Singer from Columbia, MD - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Thanks for checking out my listing! I am a classically-trained baritone with a big, rich sound. I have performed professionally in recital,opera, operetta and musical comedy in the Baltimore-Washington area for over 20 years with groups including the American Center for Puccini Studies (ACPS), the Maryland Lyric Opera, the Young Victorian Theatre, the Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation, the Wasington Savoyards, Annapolis Opera, the Chesapeake Chamber Opera and many others. In January 2011 I debuted with Opera AACC in the title role of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" ("Others deserving special praise as most outstanding in a cast of strong performers include Michael J. Begley as the Mikado, who was as skilled comically as he was vocally.") With a background in public speaking and acting, I'm very comfortable handling a performance situation where I interact with the audience, tell jokes, MC, explain foreign language selections or just try to put people at ease. Though the drama and passion of Italian Opera is my first love, I sing lots of showtunes, "legit" popular music, sacred songs and especially delight in performing comic "patter" songs - whether by Rossini, Gilbert and Sullivan, or more modern composers. I can also write new lyrics for popular "patter songs" to add a personal touch to your corporate or social function, whether to honor a guest or to "roast" them. My religious upbring is Christian and I have wide exposure to liturgical music in the Christian tradition - but I am glad to learn material from other traditions. Give me a call whether you want to add fun to a celebration, or dignity and respect in a religious setting.
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Engagement Party

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Mike was very easy to work with. He made our special night very memorable. He hasna wonderful opera voice.

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Michael's Italian love songs: Serenade, Il Balen Del Suo Sorriso, and Caro Mio Ben were flawless, but the absolute favorite was O Sole Mio. The entire performance was a wonderful one that everyone enjoyed and it was a pleasure to work with Michael to plan this event. His performance added a special dimension to the rehearsal dinner.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We were very pleased with Michael's performance. He had researched the date of my friend's birthday and was able to entertain with a bit of trivia in addition to his singing. Overall a very nice addition to the party!

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2012
Sep
21
Baltimore Vocal Arts Foundation
Baltimore, MD
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2011
Dec
3
Engagement Party
Washington, DC
8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
2011
Nov
28
Funeral
Fairfax, VA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2011
Oct
31
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
Oct
30
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
Oct
29
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Some Enchanted Evening
South Pacific (Richard Rodgers)
O sole mio
di Capua
So in Love
Kiss Me, Kate (Cole Porter)
Panis Angelicus
Cesar Franck
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Ave Maria
Bach/Gounod
One Hand, One Heart
West Side Story (Bernstein)
Di Provenza
La Traviata (Verdi)
Serenade
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Because
Guy d'Hardelot
Singer
Opera Singer
Folk Singer
Broadway Singer
Classical Singer
Italian Singer
Cabaret Singer
Wedding Singer
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Please note Michael J. Begley will also travel to Laurel, Savage, Simpsonville, Jessup, Annapolis Junction, Fulton, Southern Facility, Clarksville, Highland, Burtonsville, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Fort George G Meade, Spencerville, Ashton, Hanover, Harmans, Severn, Silver Spring, Beltsville, Baltimore, Brinklow, Dayton, Sandy Spring, Southern Md Facility, Brookeville, Glenelg, Linthicum Heights, Odenton, West Friendship.
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