Drums / Percussion
Michael Brothers nearly forty-year career as a drummer and percussionist spans a wide range of musical situations including performances with big bands, symphony orchestras, recording sessions and Broadway, including over 6,600 performances of the record-breaking Music Box Company tour of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera, the longest continually running Broadway tour in history.
Prior to his tenure at Phantom, he was the drummer or percussionist on several national tours including City of Angels, Bye Bye Birdie (with Tommy Tune and Ann Reinking), Starlight Express, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert (with Sarah Brightman), Les Misérables and Me and My Girl.
His extensive credits include performances with some of the world’s legendary entertainers including Victor Borge, Peter Cetera, Christine Ebersole, Mitzi Gaynor, Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Klein, Gladys Knight, Liberace, Steve Lippia, The Marvalettes, Maureen McGovern, Anthony Newley, Patti Page, Chita Rivera, Dinah Shore and Mary Wells.
Michael is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMY® Awards), Vic Firth artist and holds degrees in Percussion Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (MMus) and Loyola University New Orleans (BM). He is Lecturer of Percussion and Coordinator of Jazz and Percussion Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA.
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