Errol & Fidel

Errol & Fidel
New York Musical Theatre Festival

PeterJay Sharp Theater
July 10-16, 2017

NYMF AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
Show-Score Best of Fest: Production WINNER
Best Musical NOMINEE
Outstanding Direction (Michael Bello) NOMINEE
Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role (George Psomas) WINNER
Outstanding Individual Performance (Sydia Cedeño) WINNER
Outstanding Choreography (Justin Boccitto) WINNER
Outstanding Musical Arrangements & Orchestrations WINNER
Outstanding Overall Design NOMINEE

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The Script @Stage74

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The Script @Stage74

DEVELOP | DONATE | INSPIRE

The Script @Stage74, a new musical reading series, is dedicated to developing new works and cultivating artists while also benefiting the surrounding community.
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Admission to the readings will be gained with a donation, such as a can of food, an item of clothing, or a book, that benefits a chosen mission program of Jan Hus Presbyterian.
 
At The Script, artists and audiences come together to inspire

March 16
ThreeTimesFast

by Naomi Matlow & Teresa Lotz
directed by Michael Bello
$5 + can of food

April 20
Archie's Final Project

by David Lee Miler, James Presson, Alexander Sage Oyen,
directed by Michael Bello
$5 + item of clothing

May 18
The Rumoured Lyfe and Certain Death of Delia Bacon

by Elise LeBreton, Zdenko Martin, Madeline Myers, Matthew Russell
directed by Michael Bello
$5 + a book

 

 

The Rage: Carrie 2 and Matches The Musical

The Rage: Carrie 2
An Unauthorized Musical Parody
Feinstein's 54 Below

Written by Rebekah M. Allen
Directed by Michael Bello


Matches The Musical
The New York Theatre Barn

Music by Julien Salvia
Lyrics by Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal
Book by Anthony Michineau
English Adaptation by Michael Conley
Directed by Michael Bello

The Last Word

The Last Word
New York Musical Theatre Festival

The Duke on 42nd Street
July 22 - 29, 2016

written by Brett Sullivan
directed by Michael Bello
choreography by Nick Kenkel 

WINNER of 2 Best of Fest Awards for Excellence

featuring Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer, Mamma Mia), Jessica Jain (Pitch Perfect), Travis Kent (Disaster!), Nathan Lucrezio (Aladdin), MJ Rodriguez (Rent, Encores' Runaways), and Philip Jackson Smith (Mozart in the Jungle) 

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In The Heights

In The Heights

directed by Michael Bello
choreographer by Justin Boccitto

April 23, 2016 - May 15, 2016 - SOLD OUT
The Gallery Players

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nominated for
Outstanding Direction
at the
2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards

We Are The Tigers: A New Musical

We Are The Tigers
a world premiere musical

written by Rebekah M Allen
directed by Michael Bello

October 2, 2015 - November 8, 2015
Hudson Backstage Theatre, Los Angeles

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nominated for
3 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards
including
Outstanding Production of a Musical
Outstanding Lyrics / Composition
for an Original Musical

“'Anyone that has gone to high school will have no trouble relating to this excellent pop-rock musical.” - Examiner.com

We Are The Tigers, a genre-bending, rule-breaking new musical... an entertaining Halloween season treat.” - StageSceneLA 

“This world premiere musical comse up with a fresh, often hilarious, and sometimes moving tale of trying to survive high school.” - The Advocate

"A fun and energetic musical with an edge. We Are The Tigers is a clever tale of teenage angst to the max! .” -  KPCC Radio

What Do Critics Know?
New York Musical Theatre Festival

Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
July 23 - 27, 2015

NYMF Awards of Excellence for Best Choreography, Best Individual Performance (Mary Mossberg) and Honorable Mention for Best Score 

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Tell Tale. a new musical.
Thespis Theatre Festival

Hudson Guild Theater
July 14 - 18, 2015

Best Production Finalist

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We Are The Tigers
Musical Theater Factory

August 3, 2015

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HELLO AGAIN nominated for
2015 IRNE Awards

The Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston's
Hello Again has been nominated for 4
2015 IRNE Awards!

Best Musical
Best Director of a Musical - Michael Bello
Best Music Director - Mindy Cimini

Best Supporting Actress - Aubin Wise

 

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

Broadway Theater
Previews begin March 27, 2015
Opening Night, April 21, 2015

Book by Michael Weller
Music by Lucy Simon
Lyrics by Michael Korie & Amy Powers

Directed by Des McAnuff

Assistant Director

 

We Are The Tigers

We Are The Tigers

54 Below
Saturday, January 17 at 11:30pm

New York's hottest young performers sing We Are The Tigers, an original pop/rock musical and darkly comic murder mystery about a dysfunctional group of high school cheerleaders. 

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen
Directed by Michael Bello
Musical Direction by Patrick Sulken

Industry Readings on January 12 at 7:30pm and January 13 at 3pm.

Musical Theatre Factory and UglyRhino

Fearsome Frank

book, music, & lyrics by Tim Duncheon
directed by Michael Bello

part of the 4x15 Series
at the Musical Theatre Factory

Sunday, November 16 at 7pm

 

Janine

a short play by T. Adamson
directed by Michael Bello

part of the TinyRhino: The Theatrical Drinking Game
at UglyRhino

Tuesday, December 16 at 8pm

Next to Normal

Lindsay Bayer, Carman Napier, Chris Caron, and Luke Hobak
Photo by Danny Bristol

NEXT TO NORMAL

The Gallery Players
directed by Michael Bello

Sept - Oct 2014

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2015 New York Innovative Theater Award nomination for
Outstanding Production of a Musical

"...director Michael Bello maintains the intensity of this production while offering just the right amount of entertaining theatrics... this production is chock full of compassioned charm."
    - Gisella Batista, NYTheatreGuide

"...there is an inherent challenge at play in reviving a Broadway hit. This challenge isn’t just met but conquered by the production’s artists... It is in this plight for mental stability that this production of Next to Normal finds its brilliance. The staging of the piece, by director Michael Bello, always balances the nature of the human world with its inherent theatricality."
   - Wesley Doucette, New York Theatre Review

"packed with psychological potency... this production has the same impact of the original. The Gallery Players' performance has a unique ability to move any audience."
    - Caroline Cunfer, Washington Square News

“Director Michael Bello’s fluid direction keeps the action moving swiftly… it would be hard (no, make that impossible) to experience any of them without shedding a tear or two
    - Stuart R. Brynien, Viva! Lifestyles

Cares Continues at The Cutting Room

Cares Continues
A Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Benefit Concert

Why must a new generation carry on the fight?

A concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Featuring alumni from BC/EFA's most successful collegiate fundraisers (Boston Conservatory, Elon, Emerson, Hartt School, Ithaca, Syracuse, and Wagner). 

Performers Include: 
Alex Boniello (Nat'l Tour of American Idiot), Adam Kaplan (Broadway's Newsies), Julia Mattison (Broadway's Godspell), Michael Tacconi (Off-Bway's Bare), and more.

Directed by Michael Bello
Musical Direction by Jason Yarcho



 

A Little More Alive

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A Little More Alive

a world premiere new musical

by Nick Blaemire

 

director, Sheryl Kaller (TONY nominee, Mothers & Sons, Next Fall)

assistant director, Michael Bello

 

Kansas City Repertory Theater
April 11, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Hello Again

HELLO AGAIN
The Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston
by Michael John LaChiusa
directed by Michael Bello

...the Bridge Repertory Theater makes “Hello Again” into an exuberant cabaret piece…It’s an evening worth saying “hello” to. Perhaps even “hello again.”

     - The Boston Globe

Bello makes use of every nook and cranny of Hall A upstairs at the Calderwood Pavilion, and his stagecraft is compelling. With strong directorial vision, fresh and fearless talent, and a commitment to connect with the audience, Hello Again is a greeting you'll want to hear.

     - BroadwayWorld Boston

It’s a musical that’s about how lonely many of us are and how we use sex to try to find what’s missing… in this well-conceived production directed by Michael Bello.

     - The Examiner 

…the time you’ll spend in that world is such a whirl of song and movement, and such a flurry of funny, poignant encounters that you won’t need a drink at all to feel that you’ve left ordinary reality behind.

          - EDGE Boston

Michael Bello’s direction is quite graphic... And Bello invents wonderful scene changes so that the vignettes flow seamlessly into one another. Bello glues the scenes together with artistry, symmetry and plenty of chemistry.

     - Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review 

 

March 2014 at the Boston Center for the Arts

Craving for Travel

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Craving For Travel

a new comedy

by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg

 

directed by Andy Sandberg

assistant director, Michael Bello

 

The Peter J Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons
January 9, 2014 - February 9, 2014

Spears: The Gospel According to Britney

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Spears: The Gospel According to Britney
directed by Michael Bello

 

If the Messiah were to arrive in 2013, how would we recieve him?
Would his miracles be captured on Facebook and Instagram for the world to see?
Would his angry outburst at the money changers in the temple be sprawled across tabloid covers?
Would he Tweet his innermost thoughts from the Garden of Gethsemane in 140 characters or less?
 
While Jesus and Britney may already be the Messiah to some, would we be open and willing to embrace the Messiah if he or she were to appear today?

 

November 2011
Foxwoods Theater Studios

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Berkshire Theatre Group: Ellenoff Musical Theatre Series

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Berkshire Theatre Group's  2013 Ellenoff Musical Theatre Series 
         
(Formally the Musical Monday Series) 

Creative Director and Producer - Michael Bello

This summer the Ellenoff Musical Theater Series will present four staged readings, two directed by Michael Bello, of lost treasures from the early musical theater canon. 

Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theater
July/August 2013
 
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Fly By Night

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***FLY BY NIGHT at Dallas Theater Center has received  across-the-board rave reviews in the Dallas/Fort Worth are. Click the publications below to read their reviews.***

            The Dallas Morning News

          Pegasus News

          The Dallas Observer

          CultureMap Dallas

After a workshop this January at Playwrights Horizons and a premiere production at TheaterWorks Silicon Valley, Michael is continuing with Fly By Night to the Dallas Theater Center this spring.

FLY BY NIGHT

Directed by Bill Fennelly
Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock

Assistant Director, Michael Bello

Dallas Theater Center
May 2013

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