El Portal Theatre


July 18-27


July 21
Monroe Forum


August 8 September 17 October 17 November 14
Monroe Forum

$40 - Cocktail Table Seating (must purchase 2 seats)
$30 - General Admission

El Portal Theatre Michael Ormond
El Portal Theatre Open Mic
Do you want to perform on stage with Michael?  He will accompany you, and bolster your performance, just as he has done for so many powerhouse singers, celebrities, and productions (see below). Why sing Karaoke when you can be supported LIVE by a Pianist/Music Director to the Stars? There will be a sign-up sheet at the door; signing up does not guarantee that you will be able to perform.  

MICHAEL ORLAND is thrilled to have been a part of the mega-hit TV show AMERICAN IDOL for 16 seasons as the Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach, and Associate Musical Director - both on FOX and ABC. In between those seasons were stints as Music Director/vocal coach on LITTLE BIG SHOTS and FOREVER YOUNG, both hosted by Steve Harvey. Through these amazing opportunities, Michael has appeared on OPRAH, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, and a record number of appearances on THE ELLEN SHOW. At the end of every IDOL season, Michael also accompanied the top 3 contestants to New York for appearances on LIVE WITH KELLY & REGIS (and MICHAEL and RYAN) , CBS EARLY SHOW, and concerts on the plaza for THE TODAY SHOW. He also served as a pianist/coach for the NBC summer series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Seasons 1 & 2).

In addition to playing and conducting for many celebrities, including Kristen Bell, Erich Bergen, Sabrina Carpenter, Lynda Carter, Kristin Chenoweth, Ariana Grande, Tony-Winner Debbie Gravitte, Marilu Henner, Jennifer Holliday, Roslyn Kind, Barry Manilow, Maureen McGovern, Katharine McPhee, Idina Menzel, the late Wayland Flowers & Madame, and the legendary Kaye Ballard, Michael played for the hit shows FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, RUTHLESS!, and WHEN PIGS FLY in Los Angeles. He made his Hollywood Bowl debut accompanying the iconic MGM star Ann Miller.

Some recent highlights include serving as Associate Musical Director on the NBC production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE, rehearsal pianist for the Netflix movie THE PROM, and working with Broadway legends Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and TV stars Eric McCormack and Amber Riley.

And, you don't need to be a singer to attend.  Come out just to hear a wonderful night of music, from some of the greatest singers in Los Angeles.  SING or BE SEEN at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA - Aug 8, Sep 17, Oct 17 and Nov 14.
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Last Updated: October 17, 2021
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