Michael Chadwick

Michael Chadwick

Bass, Director

Michael spent decades as a vocalist and stage director in opera and oratorio choruses around the U.S. and abroad. As a stage director, singer, or stage combat choreographer some of the companies he has worked with have included The Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, the Spoleto Festival USA and Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Opera North, Princeton Pro Musica, Fort Worth Opera, Opera East Texas, Berks Opera, Princeton Opera, and many others.

Just some of the many roles he has played include Colline (La bohème), Rocco (Fidelio), Il commendatore (Don Giovanni), Caiaphas (Jesus Christ Superstar), Daniel Webster (The Mother of Us All), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Emilio (Rossini’s Otello), Betto (Gianni Schicchi), Chief Bromden (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Mortimer (The Fantasticks), Eddie/Dr. Scott (The Rocky Horror Show), Cléon (Le Malade imaginaire), Ham (Two By Two), Lane/Merriman (The Importance of Being Ernest), Cox (Cox and Box), Mendel (Falsettos), and the titular character in The Man in the Long Black Coat. As a voice artist, his voice has been used in many audiobooks, film narrations, video games, and in various demos including for the Disney feature length film Frozen.

He wrote his first original composition, a lullaby for his cousin’s newborn child, while an undergraduate Music Education major at Westminster Choir College. Performing and directing took over for a brief two decade period, but he never stopped arranging or composing music here and there for various ensembles. During the pandemic in 2020 he decided to give original composition a greater focus, and to that end enrolled in a Music Theory graduate program at Stephen F. Austin State University, which he completed in the spring of 2023. Since then, he has been creating original compositions and arrangements for a variety of mediums.

In addition to being a composer, Michael is a wedding minister and maintains one of the largest supertitle rental libraries in the world with customers in nearly every state and several international companies spanning four continents. He co-founded The Village Carolers in 2013 with his wife Suzanne. They have been residents of Medford NJ since 2012. Michael is also a Freemason, in which capacity he is involved in charitable work throughout the region.