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Concert camaraderie: Streetlamp promises fresh mix of musical fun for 2nd PBS concert taping

Concert camaraderie: Streetlamp promises fresh mix of musical fun for 2nd PBS concert taping

NWI TIMES: Entertainer Michael Cunio promises audiences a party at every performance of Under the Streetlamp, the skyrocketed foursome of talented young singers introduced as new stage faces just two years ago. “Fans already know what to expect, and can count on a mix of favorite songs they know and love,” Cunio explained last week during…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael & Angela Ingersoll

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Michael & Angela Ingersoll

METROPOLIS INSIDER: Metropolis Performing Arts Centre is proud to welcome home our favorite Jersey Boy Michael Ingersoll, along with his adorable wife Angela. The pair are set to serenade MPAC audiences Saturday, June 22, with their hilarious and heartwarming concert My Baby Just Cares For Me. In anticipation of the big night, we caught up with Michaelangela (can…

Mr Blue Medley

Mr Blue Medley

Affable crooner Michael Ingersoll delivers a soulful medley of sweet favorites. From irresistible man and wife duo Michael & Angela Ingersoll’s concert My Baby Just Cares For Me. Filmed at Northlight Theatre, October 2012.

“Here We Come a Wassailing”

“Here We Come a Wassailing”

Under The Streetlamp, the four recent cast members of Jersey Boys, bring Santa Claus back to town. Our Christmas album, “Every Day’s A Holiday” is available for purchase on http://underthestreetlamp.com

Married musical theater standouts team up for local benefit

Married musical theater standouts team up for local benefit

Daily Herald talks with Michael and Angela Ingersoll Stepping onto the Northlight Theatre stage Monday evening marks a reunion of sorts for married musical theater veterans Michael and Angela Ingersoll, who bring their cabaret revue “My Baby Just Cares for Me” to the Skokie theater Monday for the first of two benefit shows. The couple, who met onstage…

My Baby Just Cares For Me

My Baby Just Cares For Me

The wife and I are putting together a shindig at Northlight. From the Broadway World Press Release: Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2 at 8:00pm at Northlight Theatre Sparks fly as irresistible husband and wife duo Michael and Angela Ingersoll share the spotlight for a scintillating night of classic pop favorites. He’s the affable crooner from Jersey Boys…

Q&A with Under the Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll

Q&A with Under the Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll

Cincinnati’s CityBeat gets the scoop on Ohio native’s success Under the Streetlamp is a new act storming the nation that presents audiences with a vocal performance spotlighting what they call the “American Radio Songbook.” The ensemble took its classic approach and turned it into a full production that has been drawing packed houses all over. Under…

Ingersoll reflects on new musical endeavor

Ingersoll reflects on new musical endeavor

from the Dayton Daily News  article “Kettering native co-creates retro quartet Under the Streetlamp” …The group’s terrific, personable debut CD and DVD (available exclusively through PBS) continues to gain momentum, especially as they embark on their first tour… In advance of Under the Streetlamp’s appearance in our region, Ingersoll, who particularly supplies wonderfully smooth and sincere renditions…

Take Aim: Under the Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll vs. Amy Sciarretto

Take Aim: Under the Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll vs. Amy Sciarretto

ArtistDirect: “Anyone who admits to singing Garth Brooks in the shower is cool by us.” Under the Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll was tough enough to withstand an interrogation with Amy Sciarretto. He’s talented and fun to chat with, and very candid and informative.These questions didn’t intimidate him; he housed these bitches, from back to front. He was a class act,…

UNDER THE STREETLAMP Commands The Stage in Style

UNDER THE STREETLAMP Commands The Stage in Style

Broadway World Review by Jeffrey Ellis While seated at TPAC’s James K. Polk Theatre Thursday night, I was struck by a sudden realization: If Matthew Weiner, the creator/executive producer/grand poobah of Mad Men, needs some inspiration, or if perhaps he needs a special musical guest for his particular period-piece of a television juggernaut, he need…

Streetlamp Brings Style, Class, & The American Radio Songbook

Streetlamp Brings Style, Class, & The American Radio Songbook

Broadway World talks with Streetlamp’s Michael Ingersoll and  Michael Cunio Timing just seems right for the four men who make up Under the Streetlamp—the quartet that’s taking American stages by storm this summer—to share their mantra that “retro never sounded so now!” with the legions of fans of “The American Radio Songbook of the ‘50’s,…

Harmony, hard-times, and a little help from their friends.

Harmony, hard-times, and a little help from their friends.

Chicago Sun-Times talks with the Michaels, Cunio & Ingersoll Talk to members of the quartet known as Under the Streetlamp, and invariably the guys will refer to their success as nothing short of a dream coming true. That might be over-simplifying the journey that Michael Ingersoll, Michael Cunio, Christopher Kale Jones and Shonn Wiley took…

Under the Streetlamp Basks in Retro Sunlight

Under the Streetlamp Basks in Retro Sunlight

(Reuters) – One Direction, who? The Wanted, what? Their music is kids’ stuff. As a new wave of boy bands floods the market, there is one quartet winning fans with a modern twist on a retro sound they call “Amercan Radio Songbook.” Under The Streetlamp steers clear of top 40 songs in favor of classic…

Under the Streetlamp on Access Hollywood Live

Under the Streetlamp on Access Hollywood Live

Thanks for tuning in to Access Hollywood Live! If you love the music of the American Radio Songbook as much as we do, and want more Under the Streetlamp, get your CD and DVD today! Our music is currently available exclusively through PBS. You can make a difference by making a pledge to your PBS…

Reviews: Jersey Boys

Reviews: Jersey Boys

  “Jersey Boys, you’re just too good to be true. Can’t take our eyes off of you… Jersey Boys, which opened its national tour Sunday at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, is every bit as good as you’ve heard it is… Much praise has been heaped on the award-winning Four Seasons on Broadway, but it’s hard…

Reviews: Tick, Tick… BOOM!

Reviews: Tick, Tick… BOOM!

“MICHAEL INGERSOLL HELPS LARSON’S 3-CHARACTER PIECE ROAR WITH COMPASSION” “The main reason why this version is so good is the presence of Michael Ingersoll in the lead role. Ingersoll is a newcomer to Chicago, but once casting agents get a look at this dripping-with-talent young fellow, he won’t need further introduction. Not only does he…

Reviews: Frost Nixon

Reviews: Frost Nixon

  “Outstanding performances were the reign of the night, particularly Bill Andrews’ portrayal of former president Richard Nixon and Michael Ingersoll who brought the role of David Frost to life…  Mr. Ingersoll portrays Frost with charm and humor, smoothly evoking the blithe superficiality of a kind of lightweight journalist who worked against all odds and…

Keeping It Real with Tony Bennett

Keeping It Real with Tony Bennett

If you’re like us, you love the world of art and entertainment showcased on PBS’s Great Performances. Friends, we cannot recommend this week’s new episode highly enough! Check your local listings to catch an extraordinary documentary on the making of Tony Bennett’s Duet’s II album. The legendary Mr. Bennett elegantly continues to bring generations together with great music, and…

Reviews: Of Mice and Men

Reviews: Of Mice and Men

  “…George Dudley and Michael Ingersoll are picturesque as Steinbeck’s famous drifters. Ingersoll’s young but world-weary George is sarcastic and grouch but never unlikable. Ingersoll plays him as an emotional vortex, a man who knows cruelty – and has even used it – but now dares to share his dream with his friend and albatross.”…

Reviews: Bat Boy: The Musical

Reviews: Bat Boy: The Musical

  “Company Member Michael A. Ingersoll has dedicated a year to creating his superb characterization of a blood-sucking half-bat, half-human creature… His bald, deathly pale skin combined with ballplayer’s muscular physique belies the genteel, immaculately voiced aesthete the monster becomes.” -Commercial Appeal   “In the role of the bat boy, Michael A. Ingersoll perfectly inhabits…

Reviews: Floyd Collins

Reviews: Floyd Collins

  “Michael Ingersoll may not have been raised in a cave, but his theater experience could make him at home in one. Donning Spock ears and vampire fangs, he was the cave-dwelling outcast in Bat Boy: The Musical in the summer of 2003. And now Playhouse’s welterweight tenor is back underground – this time as…

Reviews: Shakespeare’s R&J

Reviews: Shakespeare’s R&J

    “Michael Ingersoll, a resident company member at Playhouse on the Square, brought his considerable experience to the role of Student Two, who draws the assignment of Juliet. Ingersoll has been stellar in diverse parts on Memphis stages. Here his nuanced performance was even more a wonder to behold.” -Commercial Appeal

Reviews: Picnic

Reviews: Picnic

“Michael A. Ingersoll’s powerful performance as Hal was winning and graceful. The actor, who has shown he’s comfortable in all sorts of roles, easily conveyed Hal’s rugged charm…” -Commercial Appeal

PBS PREVIEW

PBS PREVIEW

Get your first look at Under the Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, coming to you from their very first PBS Special. The quartet delivers the classic hits of the American radio songbook with the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack. Take and look and you’ll see why retro never sounded so now.

Streetlamp Fans Sing Praises on Ticketmaster

Streetlamp Fans Sing Praises on Ticketmaster

As we near our PBS Broadcast premiere, we’re just bursting with anticipation. And it looks like some of you share our countdown fever! Fans are sounding-off on Ticketmaster and predicting big things for Under the Streetlamp. Barb 0809 says: “As soon as PBS airs this concert, they will be loved nationwide. These four men are so talented…

PBS Scheduling Update

PBS Scheduling Update

Drumroll, please… We’ve just finished the post-filming technical production for the PBS special! And here’s the scoop you’ve been waiting for: Album and DVD will be released in February 2012 alongside the launch of the PBS broadcast. National tour info to follow! We wish to shout from the rooftops our sincere gratitude to the magnificent…

Press: Under the Streetlamp at DeVos Hall

Press: Under the Streetlamp at DeVos Hall

Imagine a group of guys who like to sing together so much they can’t resist gathering under a streetlamp in their urban neighborhood to give an impromptu concert. That is the kind of image Michael Ingersoll had in mind when he gathered some of his “Jersey Boys” co-stars and formed his quartet, Under the Streetlamp. “It’s…

Season’s Greetings-A Jersey Boys Christmas

Season’s Greetings-A Jersey Boys Christmas

Michael got in the mood for the holidays a little earlier than usual this year. He was overjoyed to reunite with Jersey Boys friends and family to record vocals for the smashing new holiday collection: Seasons Greetings-A Jersey Boys Christmas. With wonderfully creative arrangements from Music Director Ron Melrose, magnificent vocal performances by Jersey Boys…

Press: Speaking with Michael Ingersoll of Under the Streetlamp

Press: Speaking with Michael Ingersoll of Under the Streetlamp

    No, it’s not the name of the latest Broadway musical. Under the Streetlamp is a quartet of thirtysomething singer-actors who are making a big splash on the music-theater scene — including the taping of their Aug. 20 concert in Merrillville, Ind., for an upcoming PBS special. Consisting of founder-creator Michael Ingersoll, Michael Cunio,…

Press: Rock n’ Roll with a Philanthropic Twist

Press: Rock n’ Roll with a Philanthropic Twist

The importance of community sharing, investing in social good, and conscience capitalism has grown in the last few years with many organizations realizing the value of giving back to their community. Following the recent economic downturn, many entrepreneurs have shifted their thoughts from what is best for “me,” to synergistic business models that work with…

LA Ovation Awards

LA Ovation Awards

Michael joined his dear friend and former Jersey Boys co-star Erich Bergen as co-presenters at the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards. The pair’s wickedly funny camaraderie delighted the sold-out crowd.  Backstage, Michael was interviewed by the LA Stage Alliance before the ceremony: And here’s Erich Bergen looking dapper, Angela Ingersoll looking vivacious, and Michael Ingersoll looking…

One More Moondance With You

One More Moondance With You

Sparks fly as a vivacious bride and dashing groom share the spotlight! Michael and Angela Ingersoll deliver a scintillating night of classic pop favorites. They recently shared the stage for a sparking celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Contact the couple for your own enchanted evening.

Press: Jersey Boys Graduate to Under the Streetlamp

Press: Jersey Boys Graduate to Under the Streetlamp

During the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys’ remarkable 2 1/2-year run in Chicago, Michael Ingersoll took the stage eight times a week, portraying Nick Massi of the Four Seasons more than 1,000 times for roughly 1.3 million fans. Then he spent Sundays and Mondays — his days off — making a name for himself by…

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

It’s official! Michael has relocated from Chicago to Los Angeles and now resides in sunny Studio City with his wife, Angela Ingersoll. As satirist Stephen Colbert once advised Michael and Angela through the famished and tipsy haze of an Emmy after-party, “Chicago’s a great place to fail.” After five formative years in the Second City, the…

Day In, Day Out

Day In, Day Out

Michael and his band performing live in his wildly successful concert Steppin’ Out at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre.

Press: Audiences Still Adore Jersey Boy Ingersoll

Press: Audiences Still Adore Jersey Boy Ingersoll

Michael Ingersoll’s not saying “Bye Bye Baby” to the Chicago area yet. Although Jersey Boys, where Ingersoll has been performing as Nick Massi for more than two years, closed Sunday after 951 performances – making it the second-longest-running musical in Chicago history (after Wicked) – local audiences can still hear Ingersoll and the boys in…