For RESUMES & CVs, please go to the STAGE WORK PAGE

Current Positions

Artistic Director, Summer Lyric Theatre,

New Orleans, LA

Interim Head of Musical Theatre,

Professor of Practice, Voice & Musical Theatre, Tulane University, New Orleans

Producing Artistic Director

The Storyville Collective &

Doctuh Mistuh Productions


SummerStock Austin

Owner & Instructor

Vocal Arts Studio, New Orleans & Austin

  • Over 20 years of directing, music directing and producing experience.

  • Over 25 years of voice teaching specializing in musical theatre and contemporary commercial music, as well as classical vocal music.  


  • Performer in opera, musical theatre and plays with companies such as Dallas Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, New Texas Music Festival, Deep Ellum Opera, Theatre Three, Austin Shakespeare and numerous others. 

  • College Audition Coach with students attending such schools as Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, CCM, Northwestern, USC.... 

  • Choral Conductor for St. Edward's University, Masterworks Choir,  St. Catherine of Siena Church and St. Albert the Great Church.  Choirs have toured New York and Ireland. 

Professional Affiliations

Actors Equity Association

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Musical Theatre Educators Alliance

National Association of Teachers of Singing 

I was born in Van Nuys, California and began seriously pursuing music at Notre Dame High School as a bassoonist, vocalist and drum major.  I also spent my spare time singing in various rock and rhythm & blues projects, as well as musical theatre. 

I continued my training in the voice and choral programs at Cal State University Northridge (Bachelor of Music) and Southern Methodist University (Master of Music) under such renowned teachers Thomas Hayward, John Alexander and David Scott.  I also was fortunate enough to receive additional vocal training with Dr. Dean Verhines and occasional coachings with Seth Riggs.

While pursuing my doctorate at The University of Texas at Austin (DMA '04), I was able to pursue the next chapter in my career as a stage and music director.  I have been fortunate enough to work with organizations such as Pittsburgh Playhouse, Prime Stage Theatre, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Austin Lyric Opera, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, Interlakes Theatre, The State Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Zilker Theatre Productions, Austin Shakespeare, Penfold Theatre Company and Austin Musical Theatre.

For REVIEWS please go to the REVIEW & MEDIA page

For more info about my Voice Teaching and Master Classes, please go to the VOICE LESSONS page


About Me

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Michael McKelvey

Director, music director, performer, producer & Teacher