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