New Mott Musical THE FAIRY'S TALE to Hold Reading
Presented by Latinè Musical Theatre Lab
"The Fairy's Tale" is a new original musical inspired by the true story "A Love Not Meant For Me" by Aryana Rose, with music and lyrics by Michael Mott ("In The Light, A Faustian Tale") and book by Gretchen Suárez-Peña ("Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy"). Aryana Rose's story went viral on YouTube after she shared her experience at The Moth Theatre. The Latinè Musical Theatre Lab will host a closed industry reading this weekend featuring Yasmin Allers, Pasquale Crociata, Sarah Hamaty and Lindsay Maron.
Mott saw the video in 2017 and was inspired. With Aryana's consent and blessing, he began working on the piece and later brought on book writer, Suárez-Peña.
"The Fairy's Tale" tells the story of a Puerto Rican woman working in France and her passionate love affair with an Italian man, many years her junior. The musical celebrates the complexities of love and relationships, and acknowledges the time to move forward through the selfless act of letting go.
Michael Mott is an internationally critically acclaimed award winning composer/ lyricist, songwriter and vocal producer living and working in NYC. He has been named one of Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know" and has won the Broadway World 2020 Cabaret Award for 'Best Original Song' for his piece "Jingle My Bells" written for The Boy Band Project. MichaelMott.net
Gretchen Suárez-Peña is a female, Puerto Rican playwright based in Central Florida. She is an MFA in Dramatic Writing student at Carnegie Mellon (class of 2024). A portion of her work is available to be read on the New Play Exchange and she is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. gretchensuarezpena.com
The Latiné Musical Theatre Lab is an organization that develops and advocates for new Latiné-written works of musical theatre in order to radically change who gets to tell musical stories on stages across the country. Learn more at www.latinemtlab.org
CARA MIA/ INNAMORATA
Motta Music announces the latest release from award winning musical theatre composer/ lyricist Michael Mott. Today,, “Cara Mia/ Innamorata” is available for digital download and streaming on all digital platforms, worldwide.
"Cara Mia/ Innamorata" is the first cover song commercially released by Mott. This romantic, stirring mashup is his original arrangement of two traditional Italian classics which he grew up listening to. “I have always been a romantic at heart. Ever since I could remember, I have been drawn to emotional love ballads centered around love, loss and yearning. Growing up, I was enthralled with the studio versions of "Cara Mia" written by Tulio Trapani and Lee Lange, made famous by Jay and the Americans as well as "Innamorata," written by Harry Warren and Jack Brooks, made famous by the incomparable Dean Martin. I sat down at the piano and began to play through these two iconic pieces and suddenly realized how easily they could be put together” said Mott. “It has been a joy to create this mash-up, which has since become a staple in my live shows. Thanks to the magic of technology, I’m very grateful to my band who each recorded their parts live from home over the pandemic.” Warm, lush strings matched with Mott's soaring tenor voice provides an intimate, yet epic serenade perfect for Valentine's Day.
“Cara Mia/ Innamorata” is written by Tulio Trapani, Lee Lange, Harry Warren and Jack Brooks, produced by Rich Matthew, co-produced by Michael Mott with an arrangement by Michael Mott and orchestration by Andy Collopy. The track is mixed by Rich Matthew and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic. The music video will be released on Monday, February 14, 2022 on YouTube and Facebook and is directed by Nathaniel Hunt, filmed and edited by Ben Bogard. Released by Motta Music, LLC, “Cara Mia/ Innamorata” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.
MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS
Live In Concert
Matt Bloyd (FOX’s “The Four”) and
Lindsay Rider (FOX’s “American Idol”)
join musical theatre composer/ lyricist and pop songwriter, Michael Mott (In The Light, A Faustian Tale, Where The Sky Ends, The Only One) in Michael Mott & Friends on Saturday, November 27th at 7pm at The Green Room 42 in NYC. Celebrate the spirit of the season with Mott’s original Holiday material as well as fan favorites from his impressive catalogue. Referred to as “a truly special songwriter” by Broadway World, ring in the Holidays with this joyous, heartwarming evening of lush melodies and rich lyrics from one of this generation’s best theatrical songwriters and impressive vocalists.
MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS:
Live In Concert
The Green Room 42 presents the return of musical theatre composer/ lyricist and pop songwriter, Michael Mott (In The Light, A Faustian Tale, Where The Sky Ends, The Only One) in
“Michael Mott & Friends” on Saturday, November 27th at 7:00pm. Celebrate the spirit of the season with Mott’s original Holiday material as well as fan favorites from his impressive catalogue. Referred to as “a truly special songwriter” by Broadway World, Mott will be joined by some of the best vocalists from Broadway and television who will be announced at a later date. Ring in the Holidays with this joyous, heartwarming evening of lush melodies and rich lyrics from one of this generation’s best songwriters.
IN THE LIGHT: A Faustian Tale
(Highlights from the World Premiere Studio Cast Recording)
Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere studio cast recording of IN THE LIGHT, A Faustian Tale, the new musical with a contemporary spin on the epic Faustus story of greed, power and lust. With a score by Michael Mott and book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri, the recording features performances by Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer, Ciara Renée, Antonio Cipriano, Bobby Conte Thornton, Anne Fraser Thomas, Aisha Jackson and Zachary James. The album is now available for preorder on BroadwayRecords.com (physical CDs) and iTunes, as well as other major music retailers.
EMPTY EYES is released worldwide on all digital platforms TODAY!
There are few things less tragic than witnessing a loved one fall apart. Whether it’s a friend, parent or partner, seeing someone you love hold unimaginable burdens and lose a battle within themselves is heartbreaking. I wrote this song after my partner came to me with nothing more left to give to us or our relationship. I wanted to do everything in my power to help heal and protect them, but there was nothing more they wanted from me. I wrote Empty Eyes from that place.
My new EP drops Friday, April 16th. Listen to Chapter 3, below. 💜
CRY FOR YOU
CRY FOR YOU is released worldwide on all digital platforms TODAY!
I wanted to provide a little more insight on the follow up to my lead single,
THE ONE THAT I CHOOSE. Last fall I was fresh out of a very serious relationship with someone I believed I’d be with for a very long time. Emotions were high and when I sat down to write, this chorus poured out of me. Days later I had my first meeting with music producer, SIXFOOT 5, and played him the chorus and two hours later, we had finished the song. I originally wrote CRY FOR YOU from my perspective, but as this entire project began to come together and I started writing more songs, I decided to create a loose narrative and needed to cast a love interest opposite me. I had seen Blaine Krauss in The Cher Show and Hamilton on Broadway and wanted to work with him for years. I knew this was the perfect project for us. I reached out and... voila!
My new EP drops Friday, April 16th. Listen to Chapter 2, below. 💚
THE ONE THAT I CHOOSE
My first new single in over a year is FINALLY here!
THE ONE THAT I CHOOSE is released worldwide TODAY on all digital platforms!
This song is so special to me — inspired by a serious romantic relationship with someone I believed I'd be with for the rest of my life, I wanted to capture that blissful feeling of ever-lasting happiness. 🧡
Broadway World 2020 Cabaret Awards
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Michael has won BEST ORIGINAL SONG in the Broadway World 2020 Cabaret Awards for Jingle My Bells which he wrote for NYC based group The Boy Band Project. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote and show your unparalleled support and appreciation. It sincerely means the world!
Never Thought of Christmas
Michael has written an original song for Los Angeles based vocalist, Matt Bloyd.
Never Thought of Christmas appears on Bloyd's latest Holiday album, "Christmas Changes Everything."
The piece explores the idea of the narrator ending a relationship out of necessity, but never realizing how much they would reminisce and emotionally struggle around the holidays.
With music and lyrics by Mott, the song is produced by Aaron Aiken, mixed by Adrian Alvarado and mastered by Lucas Pimentel.
VOCAL STUDIO UPDATES
Starting October 1, 2020 I will be offering
packages and bundles for virtual voice lessons.
Students have been seen in the Broadway productions of:
Hamilton (Chicago cast)
Rock of Ages
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
West Side Story
MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS: Live at Home
Introducing a new series:
Michael Mott & Friends: Live at Home
Join me for the next installment on
Wednesday, July 1 at 6pm EST
for the eighth mini at-home conversation & performance.
Featuring "Waitress" on Broadway's
and "Hamilton" on Broadway's
Past guests include:
JEREMY JORDAN | SIERRA BOGGESS | MATT BLOYD
JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON | NATHANIEL HUNT
DAMIAN BARRAY | ANASTACIA McCLESKEY
MICHAEL MOTT & FRIENDS:
Live In Concert
Critically acclaimed composer/lyricist,
Michael Mott (In The Light, A Faustian Tale,
Mob Wife, A Mafia Comedy, and studio albums,
Where The Sky Ends and Abandoned Heart) returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with a showcase of his celebrated and versatile talent. Joined by some of the best vocalists from Broadway and television, Mott and friends will showcase his latest material as well as fan favorites from his studio albums and musicals. This is a night of lush melodies and intimate stories by one of this generation’s best singer/ songwriters.
Laura Osnes (Tony® Award Nominee: Bandstand, Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde)
Matt Bloyd (FOX’s The Four, solo recording artist)
Jackie Burns (Wicked, If/ Then)
The Boy Band Project – an interactive boy band cover group that expertly reimagines the sound, movement, and energy of the world’s most fascinating musical convention. With talent direct from Broadway and London’s West End, The Boy Band Project has recently ventured into original material, written by Michael Mott.
Musical Direction: Andy Collopy
Orchestrations: Andy Collopy, Rich Matthew &
The Impossible (feat. Matt Bloyd) Released
Michael drops his latest single, The Impossible, featuring vocals by Los Angeles-based singer and star of FOX’s The Four, Matt Bloyd.
With a central focus on Bloyd’s rich vocal abilities and Mott’s uplifting lyrics and piano accompaniment, The Impossible is an inspirational modern anthem, sure to unite universal audiences. The song is co-produced by Mott and Rich Matthew (Abandoned Heart)
EXCLUSIVE FIRST WATCH:
Single City (Remix)
Check out Matt Doyle in the Single City (Remix)
Music Video by Michael Mott on Playbill.com
Off The Record
A New Original Web Series
Introducing a new web series: “Off The Record,” featuring stories behind
Michael Mott's songs. To kick things off, we are celebrating the five year anniversary
of his debut album, “Where The Sky Ends.”
Check it out and be sure to download/ stream the album everywhere music is sold.
Filmed, Edited and Produced by Christopher Meek.
The Boy Band Project - Get Behind My Love
Get Behind My Love is the debut original single by The Boy Band Project, written by Michael Mott. Check out the song and video that “Queerty” calls a “summer bop” and OutBuzz refers to as “the sexy summer bop you’ve been waiting for!”
IN THE LIGHT, A Faustian Tale
Jeremy Jordan, Teal Wicks, Bobby Conte Thornton, More Set for Reading of New Musical In the Light, A Faustian Tale
The musical features a score by Michael Mott with a book by Nathan Wright and Justin Silvestri.
Jeff Whiting will direct an industry reading of the new musical In the Light, a Faustian Tale April 5 in New York City. TONY nominee Jeremy Jordan, who will soon return to Broadway in the hit musical Waitress, will play Johann Faustus alongside Teal Wicks (The Cher Show), Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale), Sofia Deler (2018 Jimmy Award winner), and Antonio Cipriano (Jagged Little Pill).
CHRISTMAS, WILL YOU STAY?
Laura Osnes sings Christmas, Will You Stay?
with The Boston Pops