Michael Nansel

Michael Nansel

Biography

Michael Nansel is an award-winning singer and actor. Best known as an opera singer, he is also an accomplished recitalist and concert artist, and appears frequently in musical theater classics. Between Opera and Musicals, Mr. Nansel has over 80-roles to his credit. He sings music from the Mozart to Sondheim, from Verdi to Rodger & Hammerstein. He was the Wichita Grand Opera Singer of the Year in 2012 and was the dual winner in 2003 of the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors for Outstanding lead actor in a musical and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He has also twice been a member of Casts nominated for Helen Hayes Awards. His voice has been described as “stentorian”, “rich” with “great vocal and emotional power”. Reviewers have also remarked that his acting “communicates deep humanity”, can be “tender and anguished” and that he is “the top banana”. Mr. Nansel possesses a diverse repertoire ranging from the comedic Figaro (Barber of Seville), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) and Belcore (L'Elisir d'Amore) to the dramatic Count Di Luna (Il Trovatore) and Escamillo (Carmen). Among his most widely acclaimed roles are the Di Luna, Iago (Otello), Figaro, as well as Danilo (The Merry Widow), and the Title Character in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. His concert credits include: Mendelsohn’s Elijah, Haydn's Creation, Mozart's Requiem, Faure's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Brahms’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, and Block’s Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh).

Current & Upcoming Performances

The Shakespeare Riots—An Opera by Divaria Productions
Category: Special Performances October 8 at 8:00pm

The historical show brings to life one of the bloodiest incidents in New York history, the infamous 1849 Astor Place Riot, and promises audiences a dramatic, enthralling evening unlike any other.