'Handsome newcomer Michael Ferreri made an impressive debut recently with two sold out shows at the FireBird Cafe. With striking charisma, charming stage presence, and a soft baritone voice, he is clearly a promising talent. In his show, 'Sweet Dreams,' with musical director Christopher Marlowe and director Scott Barnes, he quickly won the room over in spades. His well-chosen songs were appropriate for his winning persona, and played off his strengths. And, if audience response is any indication, he's off to a grand start.' -- John Hoglund, 'Bistro Bits,' Back Stage 'Beautifully orchestrated and wonderfully sung, this 12-song selection actually gets better with each hearing. Mr. Ferreri has a unique voice, a sly wit, and the ability to communicate through a song that generally only happens in live performance. Moreover, he has selected songs ranging from Frank Wildhorn to Jerry Herman to Billy Joel that are unusual and well suited to his style. This is a remarkably mature work for a first album in that Mr. Ferreri is always appropriate and clear in his choices as a performer, never overwhelming the song but leaving room for the listener to have his or her own experience. That's the hallmark of a confident artist who makes each song compelling and real.' -- Christopher Byrne Pianist/singer Michael Ferreri is a musician and entertainer of exceptional talent whose outstanding musicality and seemingly endless repertoire have made him a consistently popular and working performer in cabarets, clubs and concert dates. His talents have also garnered him a devoted fan base in New York, in London, and across the United States. Michael has appeared in concert and in galas with such celebrated performers as Michael Feinstein, Andrea McArdle, Beth Fowler and Greg Edelman. Other concerts include a 'Tribute to Sondheim' at Primary Stages and a benefit concert version of 'Into the Woods' chaired by Stephen Sondheim. He has performed in the Musicals Unlimited revival of Pipe Dream and the acclaimed Lincoln Center production of The Happy End, produced by the Kurt Weill Foundation. Michael has also been given the unique honor of performing at an intimate New York reception for HRH Prince Philip of England. His solo cabaret engagements have been enthusiastically received, including sold-out cabaret shows at New York's FieBird Café, New Hope PA's Odette's, and London's Jermyn Street Theatre and Lauderdale House. His engaging playing and ability to establish immediate rapport with his audience have made him one of the most popular musicians at such New York landmarks as One if by Land, Two if by Sea and Tavern on the Green and at the clubs Eighty-Eights and The Townhouse. A New York resident since 1986, Michael is originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
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