Michele McCain - Official Biography
Michele McCain is a New York City native known and appreciated for her extra-ordinary talent throughout the world. This multi-talented star of stage & screen [TV shows, reality TV, Film & Radio] began her career at New York's Shea Stadium in front of 60,000 people where she performed with the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
Her Broadway debut was in the role created by the late Nell Carter in the Tony award-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, music by Fat’s Waller. Immediately following North American and international tours, she premiered in German in the acclaimed and highly acrobatic production Barnum in Berlin’s Teater des Westens alongside Freddy Quinn. This appearance brought her to the Teatro Monumental in Madrid to carry the Spanish version as Joyce Heath in Emilio Aragon's Production. But this is just the beginning…
...as the curtain opened for Michele on Broadway, such a virtuosic and dynamic artist has had the privilege to share the stage with many music legends and stars throughout the world, such as the great B. B. King. Michele has been paired with jazz greats Hank Jones, Clark Terry and the internationally acclaimed jazz artist Tete Montoliu. Another highlight: Sharing the bill with Grammy award-winning blue’s man Charlie Musselwhite and his harmonica. And then there are the women. Michele has had the pleasure when taping the TV Special A Tribute to Xavier Kughart to work with the grand diva Celia Cruz and while recording the album Verde y Negro to share billing with la mas grande Rocio Jurado. With company like this, one can only grow.
From the Blind Boys of Alabama to Basement Jaxx, the list goes on and on and would be too long to name everyone, but Michele will always be grateful to each and every artist she has met along her musical journey.
In front of the camera, Michele can be seen as Marilyn in the The Milky Life starring Mickey Rooney and from Baghdad Cafe & War of the Roses, German actress Marianne Sägerbrecht. In her role, she sang a song which she wrote and is featured on the movie's soundtrack. This film was nominated for the 43rd Golden Bear awards in Berlin.
As ‘Mamacita’ in the Italian mini-series The Stolen Dream (Meucci: The true inventor of the telephone) – filmed in Bulgaria and Cadiz (Spain) – Michele worked alongside the great Italian actor Massimo Ghini and television actress Tosca D'Aquino.
Michele has had the privilege to work together with the famous Spanish actor & showman Javier Gurruchaga in numerous television, theatre, radio and live performances with the orchestra mondragon. Their partnership and friendship still continues. She portrayed the character Didi in R2 y el caso del cadaver sin cabeza (R2 and the case of the headless corpse), perfoming four songs throughout the course of the movie. In the historical Roman Theater in Mérida, Spain, Michele took on and sang the role of Popea in the rock musical production of Quo Vadis?. Numerous recordings and videos exist, many available on internet social-networking sites.
Michele has also coached, trained, reprimanded, protected and loved all of her girls as jurist for the real life music show PopStars in Spain. With her American style of leadership and teaching, she has set the groundwork for all future reality TV shows in Spain. By remaining fair but also very truthful, her famous saying “No sigues con nosotros” (You’re out) is still being used today.
Wearing many hats throughout the years, Michele's deepest love is performing live. Whether in a stadium – or ‘un plazo de toros’ – with thousands of roaring fans, or more intimately in clubs with a blues/jazz set, it’s when sharing her art live that she feels most at home.
With concerts booked through the summer, Michele’s current project is preparing ¡¡¡Ms M. is Back!!! – World Dance Tour 2007/2008. Having already gained international acclaim for songs produced with some of the most renowned and up-and-coming DJs such as El Divino Winter Sessions 2006 & El Divino Summer Sessions 2006, IBIZA 2006 – Official CD of Ibiza Nights, Technics – The Collection 2006, Professional Dj’s [in session], Eibi•si House, Vol. VII, Discazo 2005, Heineken House Sessions, Vol. 1, and Flamenco Grooves, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.
This larger-than-life singer/songwriter/actress – singing phenomena – diva – a belter –&– wonderfully charismatic … are just a few of the superlatives that have been used to describe Michele.
A world-class performer!
To see her is to believe in her … soon Michele will be bringing ¡¡¡Ms. M is Back!!! with classic and original songs into clubs and discos around the globe.
Hope you enjoy the music it’s all I have to give....
Peace & Love,
LINKS TO MY PAGES:
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