For two years, Michael Andrew was the headline singer and bandleader at the world famous Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center in New York City where he entertained audiences nightly and hosted a live Radio Broadcast, “LIVE FROM THE RAINBOW ROOM.” He was the band-leader and singer at Merv Griffin’s “Coconut Club” in The Beverly Hilton in California. While on “Larry King Live,” Merv called Michael Andrew “one of the great singers of all time.”
A frequent symphonic pops guest artist, Michael Andrew has appeared with symphonic orchestras in Akron, Albuquerque, Birmingham, Charlotte, Melbourne (FL), Houston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Missoula, Orlando, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Providence, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, San Antonio, Sarasota, and other cities across America.
Once again, this year, Michael has been voted by Orlando Magazine readers as the city’s best Singer/Entertainer/Band as featured in the magazines “Best Of” issue. His famous Orlando band, SWINGERHEAD was formed after Andrew’s success with his hit show, MICKEY SWINGERHEAD & THE EARTHGIRLS. Known for their high energy style and authentic “big band-swing” sound, SWINGERHEAD continues to thrill audiences here in Orlando and throughout the country.
Michael also formed the THE ATOMIC BIG BAND, an 18-piece band that has performed in Hollywood for the premier of the Warner Bros. movie, POSEIDON and continues to play engagements from Presidential Inaugural Balls to high society fundraisers. His newest band, THE GERSHWIN BIG BAND will debut with a National Tour and CD release this year!
Michael performs in musicals and comedies in Regional Theatre from Shakespeare to Cole Porter. On the other side of the curtain, as a composer, lyricist and book writer, he’s created shows paying tribute to the writers of the “American Songbook” including Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, and the Gershwins. And composed or performed his music for motion pictures including “Heart Breakers,” “Inglorious Bastards,” “Mad Hot Ballroom,” “Bobby Jones – Stroke of Genius,” and “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.” Recently, he produced music for Mitch Albom’s new musical “HOCKEY” which debuted in Detroit.
Andrew has played a singer in the movies “Heartbreakers” and “Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius” and produced music for several films including “Inglorious Basterds” and recent German released films, “13 Minutes” and “Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten.”
In 2012, Michael Andrew starred in the world premiere of the new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR written by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes, directed by Jerry Lewis. He received rave reviews from the press including: “…terrific lead performance”-Time Magazine; “…astonishing…” -The Tennessean; “Andrew creates his own glittering path…” -ArtsNash; “Star-Making…Andrew’s virtuoso performance is startling in its complexity…clearly this is a role he was born to play.” – Broadway World; “One of the best talents to come down the pike in 50 years” – Jerry Lewis (playbill.com)