This musical evening is being offered to Har Shalom members and the community at large as a way to showcase local talent in an intimate setting. We are proud to present Michael Nansel, baritone, at our Broadway Songs of Love evening. 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 Musical, Mr. Nansel has 66 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 2003 dual winner 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 grand baritone voice has been described as “stentorian” and “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”.
presented by Congregation Har Shalom