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October 14-November 16, 2022

 Indecent with Studio 180, Fall 2022

So grateful to get to do this show that was to take place in March 2020. It's a beautiful show; a testament to the power of the theatre, of love, of ensemble. Part of the Off-Mirvish season, and is running from October 14th-November 6th, 2022.

You can purchase tickets here: https://www.mirvish.com/shows/indecent

 

December 3-19, 2021, Online

 "If you're listening...here it is"

Here's a project I worked on in the Spring---a play that the wonderful Nick Boegel wrote originally to be performed on stage. It tells the tale of a mid-career actress (Liz) grappling with her grip on life, and art (and how these lines get blurred). Without giving too much away, the play was written to be performed by a few actors; one playing the younger version of Liz (here it's the luminous Kaleigh Murphy), and one playing a director, simply named 'D.' Well, as luck/budget/fate would have it---and through the glorious magic of the cinema---I too, am playing D. Which gives the conversation between D and Liz a few different resonances. This film features the music of Nick Boegel (who also directed and edited), and is part of Unwrap Theatre's (check them out in link below-they're amazing) 2021 season.

You can click below to purchase a ticket for a virtual screening, available between December 3-19th, for $10USD! I'm so proud of the work we all did on this project. Kind of amazing to see what can be made on a modest financial and time budget, but with no restrictions to the passion, support and positive creative energy that flowed from the outset.

Link: here.

 

May 24, 2020

 Words

A different way of looking at language. Click here.

 

October 28-30 2021, Toronto

 Into the Woods, Toronto's Winter Garden

I'll be Witch-ing in Talk is Free's production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at one of the most beautiful theatres in Toronto this Fall-the Winter Garden. I can't think of a better setting for this magical piece (though getting to do it at Springwater Park this past summer in Barrie was pretty special). So proud to be a part of this glorious cast and show.

For tickets and for more information on the show, click here.

 

May 24, 2020

 Words

A different way of looking at language. Click here.

 

March 3-8, 2020, Toronto

 Sunday in the Park with George w/ Eclipse Theatre

I'm thrilled to be a part of Eclipse Theatre's second production, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's glorious Sunday in the Park with George. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

May 5-24, 2020, CAA Theatre, Toronto
STUDIO 180/OFF-MIRVISH PRESENTS PAULA VOGEL'S

 Indecent

One of the most beautiful plays I've read and seen in recent memory. Honored to be a part of this glorious cast in the Toronto premiere. Read more here!

 

March 6-10, 2019

 Kiss of the Spider Woman @ The Don Jail w/ Eclipse Theatre

Kander and Ebb's glorious Kiss of the Spider Woman will be presented by one of Toronto's newest and most exciting theatre companies, Eclipse. I'll be playing Aurora, a role originated by Chita Rivera, whom I got to see in the West End a few dimming moons ago. I was jet-lagged but I still remember being particularly riveted by both her and Brent Carver's performances.

This particular run will be done in a site-specific, semi-staged, concert production, with 7 performances running from March 6-10th, 2019. Would love to see you there!


Myself and Kawa Ada in Kiss of the Spider Woman (2019), Photo by John Gundy.

For tickets and more information, follow this link:
https://eclipsetheatre.ca/pages/kiss

 

February 10, 17, 24th, 2019 (1-4pm)

 Fall Songbook in Toronto

 This is a new Songbook class structure I'm playing with, which will run for three sessions from 1-4 @ the Estonian House in Toronto. The overall intention is still the same: to give actors a safe space to work on material they love and can really sink their teeth into, and to empower them in the audition room (and really, in their lives). The structure for this particular session will be somewhat different.

Class One will have everyone (class size limited to 7) bring in their books, and we'll do a few different exercises (almost like Marie Kondo's 'Spark Joy' technique, if you're familiar) with our existing material to see what we want to remain. Class Two will be about working with and discussing the ways that we work on material-how we prep for auditions, and new ways into the material.

Class Three will be about the actual audition (and we'll do mock audition/callback situations in this one, as well). All participants will get a chance to sing at each class, but it'll be less about performance, and more about practice. I'm really looking forward to this one. The wonderful Tara Litvack will be playing. If you're interested in taking part, please send me a photo, resume, and a brief note to tracymichailidis[a]hotmail.com about why you're interested in taking the class, and anything specific you'd like to focus on.
$250 Non-Equity/$200 Equity,
Estonian House, Toronto

 

August, 2018

 Fall Songbook in Toronto

This four-week class will focus on a particular genre of music theatre each session: Contemporary, Classic, Pop, and Wild Card! (this means--character songs/comic songs/operetta/what-have-you). The focus is both on the practical (having repertoire that suits you that you can bring into any audition), and the spiritual (having repertoire that feels like YOU, that you love). Class will be held at Estonian House for four consecutive Mondays beginning on August 20th in Toronto. If your'e interested in booking a spot, write me at tracymichailidis@hotmail.com with a pic/resume, and a short note about why you're interested in taking the class and a little bit about yourself as an artist.
$320 Non-Equity/$256 Equity,
Estonian House, 7-10pm

 

August, 2018

 DORA and TPAP and GMSM, oh my!

Dora:
It's been a beautiful Spring/Summer--one with great new opportunities and gifts.
Firstly--Life After won 6 Dora Awards at this year's ceremony (for those not Canadian...they're like the Toronto Tony Awards...just not televised; it's very Canadian of us), including best new musical (yes, Britta Johnson!), best director (yes, Robert McQueen), and outstanding performance in a leading role/female (yes, that's me). A gorgeous night and an honor I will treasure forever. Thank you, Dora committee. A dream realized, particularly it being for a new Canadian musical.
Jerusalem, Life After take six award each at Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Globe & Mail)

TPAP:
This stands for The Performing Arts Project, an incredible initiative that I'd heard about over the years from my friend Jonathan Bernstein. I was lucky enough to get to finally take part in it this past June. Where to begin? The faculty: an incredible array of artists all uniquely themselves, yet united in their passion about education, in thinking laterally, in nurturance and artistic cultivation, and a penchant for good snacks at the end of the day to debrief and connect. What Neil Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Bernstein and Kim Slade and Juliet Lewis and others have built and continue to develop is a remarkable thing. It's a training program for participants between 14-25 that I can't recommend highly enough. For more info about the camp, check this link out:
https://www.performingartsproject.com

GMSM:
This stands for Gros Morne Summer Music, where I got to follow and develop some of my passions: teaching, directing, and performing. It also happened to take place in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, which is a gorgeous and serene place to work and play. Alongside Jonathan Monro, under Robert McQueen's direction, I did a concert version of 'I do! I do!'---so infrequently does one get to do those old classics---and it was a gem of an experience. The young campers at the Graham Academy that Jonathan and I got to teach and direct blew us away with their yes attitudes, their talent, and their spirit of community. The camp will be expanding in the future to include young performers from across Canada. So stay tuned. GMSM states in their mission that they want to 'push the envelope artistically as an organization deeply vested in creating better tomorrows.' I can vouch for this mission being something that David Maggs and the folks at GMSM are passionately committed to. For more information about the Festival, now in its 14th year, check this link out:
http://gmsm.ca

 

January 12-13, 2018

 'Nine' in Concert, Toronto

This gorgeous score, sung by an exquisite group of women I'm thrilled to be working alongside of. I'm playing Luisa, Juan Chioran is playing Guido, and we will be accompanied by an ORCHESTRA, y'all! Ticket and show info below:
http://www.podiumconcerts.com/

 

September 23-October 22

 Life After

I'm honored to be a part of this new Canadian musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, and being produced at Canadian Stage with the Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals. I'm part of a cast of 9 (eight of which are women), and it's being directed by Robert McQueen. It's a joy. For more info/tickets, click on the links below:
https://www.canadianstage.com/Online/
http://musicalstagecompany.com/production/life-after-2/

 

October 8-21, 2017

 Songbook class

This four-week session will run Fridays from 12-3 at Estonian House in Toronto beginning on October 8th. Each session will have a different focus (week one: Golden Age Musicals, week two: contemporary music theatre, week three: pop/bluegrass/rock, week four: mock audition/callback), and will be limited to 8 participants. This is the place to explore new material (provided by myself if you'd like) in a safe and nurturing environment, learning both from your own work and those of your classmates. Accompanists will be Tara Litvack and Julia Sunay.

To apply, please send a picture, resume, and a short note about why you're interested in taking the class to tracymichailidis@hotmail.com. To read some testimonials from past students, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Testimonials.' Fee: $320

 

July 20-20, 2017

 Lost in Yonkers

I'm happy to be returning to the Weston Playhouse, where I've done musicals like The Mikado and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and plays like The Other Place. I'll be returning to be one of the members of the Kurnitz family, with Elizabeth Franz playing Grandma Kurnitz, directed by the wonderful Kent Paul.

 

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 6:00 PM

 A Touch of the Moon: A Sondheim Celebration (Toronto)

I'm doing a cabaret in Toronto of some of my favorite music joined by some special guests. For tickets and more info, click below!
FaceBook Event | Tickets

 

Monday October 24, 2016, 8:30 pm

A Touch of the Moon: A Sondheim Celebration (NYC)

I'm singing a night of music I love, paying tribute to the man who got me into this musical theatre thing, Stephen Sondheim.

I'll also be singing music by Adam Guettel, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gabriel Kahane, and David Byrne. The wonderful Wiley DeWeese will be playing piano. Tickets are $20 (which includes a drink!). Come and be part of the party. I'd love to have you there.

 

April-May 2016

The Light in the Piazza at Theatre Calgary

I'm thrilled to be reprising the role of Franca in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas's beautiful The Light in the Piazza, this time in Michael Shamata's sumptuous production at Theatre Calgary. Glorious cast and production. And the audiences here rock.

Lovely shout-out from the Herald here.

 

May 27, 2016

Sondheim in Spring Songbook in Toronto

I'll be teaching a class that focuses specifically on Sondheim repertoire on Friday, May 27, from 1-4 PM at Estonian House, in Toronto. Though Sondheim is known for being musically and lyrically complex, he is a perfect songwriter for actions to work on, as his dictums 'Content dictates form', and 'Less is more' (not to mention 'Clarity above all') ask that the song always starts from the character first.

Registration closes for their class on May 20, at which point I'll set up private appointments with all participants to choose the pieces we'll be working on. $80, 20% Equity discount.

For testimonials on my class, click here.

 

2016

Musical Works on Sabbatical Year

After a terrific 5 seasons at the SummerWorks Festival, and one great partnership with Theatre 20 last season, Musical Works in Concert will be taking a hiatus year for the summer of 2016. This year will be spent accumulating information and experience in new musical development and presentation. I’ve had the good fortune to be part of the 2016 New Dramatist Composer-Librettist Studio thus far, and will be a part of the development of some other new works in the months to come. Stay tuned for future notices and information, and thank you so much for your support over the years to come.

Please note that I can also be reached at tracy@musicalworksinconcert.com for any inquiries, support, and feedback.

 

08-16-15

Musical Works: A Festival Celebrating New Musical Theatre

Musical Works in Concert is partnering up with Theatre 20 this summer to present programming of 4 original Canadian musicals from August 20-23rd at the Factory Theatre. I'm thrilled to be presenting and the work of these stellar creative teams and collaborating with a fantastic group of artists. Come support new work!

or more information on the Festival and those participating this year, please visit musicalworksfestival.com.

 

03-16-15

New York Cabaret Concert

An evening of music I love featuring tunes by such folks like Comden and Green, Patty Griffin, Dorothy Fields, The Wailin' Jennys, and Jason Robert Brown. Accompanied by Kari Van Der Kloot on piano, Ansel Cohen on cello, guitar and arrangements by Eric Burns, guest pianist Jess Korman, and the angelic vocals of Leah Oster and Piper Goodeve. Tickets are $20, and include $10 towards food or drink. Doors at 8:30.

Reserve tickets ($20) at (212)989-9319.

 


04-01-15

Musical Works in Concert 2015, Call for Submissions

I'm so very proud to say that Musical Works in Concert, now in its sixth season, will be its very own Festival, presenting three original Canadian musicals this August in Toronto. Applications are now being accepted. For more information about the Festival, submitting your work, or opportunities to help, please visit musicalworksinconcert.com, or write me at tracy@musicalworksinconcert.com.

 


04-06-15

2015 Spring Songbook

When: April 6-May 11, 2015, 6-9pm
Where: Estonian House, Toronto

Accompanist: TBA

To reserve a spot, or for more information, please email me at tracymichailidis@hotmail.com with picture/resume, and short letter to apply for the class..


12-26-13

Playtime at New Dramatists

I was fortunate enough to be part of PlayTime at New Dramatists here in New York City- PlayTIme is a two-week developmental lab for five works in progress with resident playwrights at New Dramatists. I was part of John Walch’s ‘What God Hath Wrought: A Transatlantic Farce.’ An epic adventure. It was directed with sensitivity and aplomb by Shana Gold. And I was amongst an ensemble of artists who inspired me daily, not just in the piece I was in, but in the entire company of PlayTime artists.

Please check out the link to this haven for artists---New Dramatists’ home is a building that was once a functioning church, and fittingly so—there’s an attention to the sacred nature of art-making, and a sense of creative congregation.

http://newdramatists.org


08-31-13

‘Interrupted’, a devised piece from the World Wide Director’s Lab at Irondale in Brooklyn, September 6-8

I’m honoured to be a part of an exciting new project with people from the global theatrical community. Getting to work with directors Evan Tsitsas, Jocelyn Yuchia Chang, and Chang Nai Wen, all part of the WorldWideLab, is a joy---check out more information about their collective and the folks involved here:

http://worldwidelab.wordpress.com

The Irondale Center, where we’ll be doing the piece, is a beautiful building and organization in Brooklyn with a rich cultural history---check it out!

http://irondale.org/WWL2013.html

 


06-19-13

Suds at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, May 16-June 22

The 60's musical soap opera! In idyllic Gananoque, rockin' out a blonde bob and kicking my four-inch heels up high, singing fourpart harmony with some glorious voices. It's a grand time. If you're in the neighbourhood, check it out.

 


06-19-13

Musical Works in Concert, 2013 Season at Toronto's SummerWorks Festival

Musical Works in Concert will run four nights during SummerWorks this year---on Saturday, June 10th at the Great Hall, we'll be presenting Jonathan Monro and Adam Mathias' A History of Summer, on Monday August 12th, Tracey Powers' Miss Shakespeare, and on Tuesday, August 13th, Marcia Johnson and Stephen Taylor's Paradises Lost, both at The Black Box Theatre. On Sunday, August 11th, we'll be hosting a musical mash-up night at the Black Box--where local indie/rock/pop musicians will be performing musical theatre covers, and musical theatre artists will be singing their favourite indie/rock/pop tunes as well. Stay tuned for more details on all of these events and the artists involved. If you'd like to help out or would like any more information about Musical Works in Concert, please contact me at music.theatre@summerworks.ca.

 


03-30-13

Musicals Tonight's 'Same Time, Next Year' at Theatre Row, NYC
April 2-14

I'll be appearing in 'Same Time, Next Year', a World Premiere of a musical version of the classic Bernard Slade play of the same name. Fun fact: Stan Daniels, the composer of the work, met Bernard Slade when they were both students at the University of Toronto. It's a lovely score, and I'm singing alongside some glorious voices. If you happen to be in NYC, come out and support Musicals Tonight!. They're a terrific group of people.

www.musicalstonight.org

 


03-30-13

Musical Works in Concert update, 2013 season

I'm thrilled and moved by both the quality and quantity of the submissions received for this year's Musical Works in Concert series, going into its fourth year at SummerWorks. This year's presenters will be announced in mid-April.

I've half a mind to start a Festival entirely devoted to new musical works. Stay tuned...

 


11-20-12

The Winter Wonderettes - December 5-16th

The Winter Wonderettes at Grand Theatre, Kingston, December 5-16th

I'll be donning my red wig and cat-eye glasses once again, raising my voice in four-part harmony with the wonder-full Cyndi Carlton, Laura Caswell, and Alison Macdonald. With direction by Tim Fort, musical direction by Greg Gibson, and choreography by Dayna Tekatch.

Purchase tickets here: kingstongrand.ca/event/theatre-kingston-and-grand-theatre-present-winter-wonderettes

 


09-04-12

Musical Works in Concert concludes its third successful season

Both Scott Christian and Daniel Cumming's 'Through the Gates' and Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston's 'Blood Ties' performed to packed houses at The Theatre Centre at this year's SummerWorks Festival. It was thrilling to see the lineups stretch around the building for a workshop presentation of new Canadian musicals.

Stay tuned for more information about 2013…there are some new plans for Musical Works in Concert ahead…Please contact me at music.theatre@summerworks.ca if you've any questions.

 


07-24-12

Musical Works at the SummerWorks Festival August 13-14th, 2012

Now in its third year, Musical Works in Concert will be presenting two brand- new Canadian musicals on Monday, August 13th, and Tuesday, August 14th at the Theatre Centre, with doors at 9pm. Monday is Scott Christian and Daniel Cumming's 'Through the Gates', and Tuesday night will feature Barb Johnson and Anika Johnston's 'Blood Ties'. Come out and support new Canadian musical theatre! http://summerworks.ca/2012/tickets/

 


07-24-12

Guys and Dolls at the Segal Centre, Montreal September 30-October 28th, 2012

I'll be playing Sarah Brown in the Segal Centre's production of 'Guys and Dolls', directed by Diana LeBlanc. One of my favourite classic musicals. Performances begin September 30th. Click here for more details about the show.

 


07-24-12

Private Coaching available

I'm available for private coaching to work on both song and script. $60/hourly.
Please contact me at tracymichailidis@hotmail.com.

 


03-07-12

Spring Songbook Session!

I'll be starting my seventh session of Songbook next month at the Tarragon Theatre.  If you're looking to rejuvenate your current repertoire, or aching to try some new stuff out, this is the class for you.  Spring-Clean your audition book!  For more information, visit the classes page. To reserve a spot, please email me at tracymichailidis@hotmail.com.

 


12-29-11

Is there life after high school?

**This is something I'm very excited about that I've been organizing (and will also be performing in).

A fundraiser for Musical Works in Concert featuring over 25 Unionville High School Arts York Alumni

On Monday, February 13th at 7:30, the curtain will rise on Craig Carnelia and Jeffrey Kindley's musical 'Is there Life After High School?' for one night only at the Markham Theatre. The show will be presented in concert format by both past and present Unionville High School students and faculty. This concert will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Arts York program at U.H.S. The show will feature the talents of Salvatore Antonio, Marc Bendavid, Adam Brazier, Michael DeRose,Rebecca Golden, Ian Grant, Dallas James, Beth Kates, Linda Kemp, Lisa Kisch, Karin Kuch, Doug Manning, Mario Mavrides, Tracy Michailidis, Elenna Mosoff, Leon Racine, Zorana Sadiq, Shawn Tiesma, Diana Wassilenko, Ari Weinberg, and Cheryl Wright.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling the Markham Theatre at 905-305-7469.

For more information, visit the Facebook page.