Michael Strelo-Smith

Style: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Instructor of Voice

Michael Strelo-Smith burst onto the national scene with his appearances on the hit NBC/Universal program America's Got Talent. He first appeared on season two and was honored to be selected as a Quarter-Finalist. He returned for season three, where he was selected as one of the top performing acts in the United States as a Semi- Finalist. He garnered praise from audiences around the world when the show aired internationally.

With numerous musical theatre performances to his credit, some of his favorite roles include: Archibald Craven (THE SECRET GARDEN); Jack (INTO THE WOODS); Audrey II (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS); Charlie Brown (SNOOPY); Billy (CAROUSEL); and solo appearances in SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, CLOSER THAN EVER, THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, and A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING. Well at home on the operatic stage Mr. Strelo-Smith has been seen as Pooh Bah (THE MIKADO); Horace Tabor (THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE); Falke in (DIE FLEDERMAUS); and Harlekin (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS). He garnered high critical praise for his interpretation of Sharpless in MADAMA BUTTERFLY with West Bay Opera, Bay Shore Lyric Opera and Livermore Valley Opera. Michael was a featured soloist in the nationally covered final concert of the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As a national finalist in the 2003 Classical Productions Voice Competition, Mr. Strelo- Smith was heard in Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall. In 2000 Mr. Strelo- Smith received a study grant from the Licia Albanese - Puccini Foundation and was invited to appear in the annual winners concert in New York's Alice Tully Hall. He is also a past 1st place winner of the Berkeley Piano Club Voice Competition and a semi- finalist in the Loren L. Zachary Society for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Strelo-Smith holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University. The majority of his Master’s Degree was focused on the integration of social justice and LGBTQ issues with performance. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Performance with a minor in Religious Studies, summa cum laude, from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.

Mr. Strelo-Smith is a 2016 broadwayworld.com San Francisco Best Featured Actor nominee for his performances as Vice-Principal Panch in 25TH ANNUAL... SPELLING BEE. He was again nominated in 2017 as Best Featured Actor for his performances as Count Carl-Magnus in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Currently, he is on the voice faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, California. In addition, he maintains a studio at Google.

Voice Type: Baritone
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program

Contact Information


The Community School of Music and Arts
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, 94040
USA 95033

E-mail: mstrelosmith@arts4all.org

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