If you’ve spent any time in New York City after 9:00 p.m. in the last two decades, chances are you're already familiar with Michael Garin. You may have heard him playing piano and singing in such legendary boîtes as The Monkey Bar, The Rainbow Room, Café Feenjon, the notorious VIP Room at Limelight (where he performed for and with such luminaries as Frank Zappa, James Chance, David Lee Roth, and Kool & the Gang), and, currently, Elaine’s. He has been hailed in the press as “a virtuoso musical wit” (Stephen Holden, The New York Times) who “presides over the best party in town” (David Finkle, The Village Voice).
Michael’s other credits include running the Cabaret and writing original music for the Williamstown Theatre Festival (where he accompanied Elaine Stritch, Blythe Danner, and Nathan Lane, to name a few). His two CDs, The Song of the Alpha Male (with photos by Ellen von Unwerth) and Tulsa Is Just A Slut Spelled Backwards, are available on iTunes and at www.cdbaby.com. He co-wrote and co-starred in the hit Off-Broadway musical Song of Singapore, for which he won both the Outer Critics Circle and the Drama Desk award.
With Song of Singapore co-creators Robert Hipkens and Erik Frandsen, Michael is currently developing the ’60s cult film comedy John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! for the musical stage. Academy Award winner William Peter Blatty has written the book based on his novel and screenplay.
Last but not least, Michael has been tapped to write music and lyrics for the upcoming Broadway musical, Sleepless In Seattle.
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