featured interviews
all press interviews
2nd PBS Special in Rehearsal

The Under the Streetlamp crew is in the final stages of rehearsal for its upcoming Sept. 7 taping for a PBS special at Chicagoland’s Star Plaza Theatre. [more]

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 a break in rehearsals at Star Plaza Theatre in[more]

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 we call them by their celebrity[more]

Hollywood 360

The Ingersolls have a heartwarming chat with lovely Lisa Wolf on the Hollywood 360 Radio Show. [more]

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 11 years ago at the Cincinnati Shakespe[more]

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 the Streetlamp is curr[more]

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 wonder[more]

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[more]

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, ‘60’s and ‘70’s” while bri[more]

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 to get to this point in their careers — and their li[more]

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 Motown hits, good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop and a Beatle[more]

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 gr[more]

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 evocative of the era (1950s and ’60s),” Ingersoll said. “Peo[more]

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, Shonn Wiley and Christopher Kale Jones, the vocal [more]

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 the community and focus on what is [more]

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 looki[more]

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 performing solo shows at a variety of local venues. Soon his fellow cast members beg[more]

WJJG: Kevin Moore Show

Enjoy an in-depth interview with Michael Ingersoll by Kevin Moore [more]

WGN TV Midday Fix

Michael Ingersoll performs Cupid/Save the Last Dance For Me. [more]

Comcast Sports Network

After singing Take Me Out with the Boys, Michael Ingersoll is interviewed in the broadcasting booth about Jersey Boys on Comcast Sports Network. [more]

WGN TV Midday Fix

Michael Ingersoll performs Day In, Day Out. [more]

Press: As Chicago Hit Ends its Run, One Voice Has Been There for Duration

Jersey Boys came into Chicago walking like a man and leaves on its feet. The Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is closing Sunday after 951 performances and more than two years in the Loop, a nationally touring show that became a dedicated Chicago production. And when the curtain comes down at the Bank of America Theatre at the end of the 2 pm matinee, there will be one Jers[more]

Press: JB Says Goodbye with a Matinee

By the time Jersey Boys bids farewell to Chicago with its Sunday matinee at the Bank of America Theatre, actor Michael Ingersoll, who plays the role of Nick Massi, will have sung “Sherry” well over 1,200 times. That statistic (which includes his pre-Chicago appearances in the national touring company that played San Francisco and Los Angeles), doesn’t even begin to account for al[more]

ABC 7 Chicago

Chicago’s rising star Michael Ingersoll will be saying “Bye Bye Baby” to Jersey Boys, as the hit musical ends its long run in the Windy City on January 10. Ingersoll, who has played Nick Massi since the show opened here, has a flourishing solo career that he has nurtured while appearing in the demanding Tony Award-winning show. His Chicago area concerts sell-out quickly. Next up [more]

Press: Chicago Jersey Boy Ingersoll is Grateful, Blessed, & Ready For A Vacation!

“Losing your job is never easy,” said Chicago actor and Jersey Boy Michael Ingersoll about the announcement that Jersey Boys will close on January 10, 2010. By the time the show closes Ingersoll will have played Jersey Boy Nick Massi eight times a week for three years without stopping. Eight times a week for three years. That’s… a lot. When asked what he was planning to do [more]

Jersey Boys on Oprah

The Chicago cast of Jersey Boys featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. This special retro episode also featured Jon Hamm and January Jones of AMC’s Mad Men. Following the groovy live performance, stay tuned for the interview! [more]

WIND Radio: Hollywood 360

Enjoy an in-depth interview with Michael Ingersoll by Lisa Wolf on Hollywood 360, WIND Radio, 560 AM. [more]

Press: Jersey Boy an Overwhelming Success; Thanks Fans

On Monday, July 21, Jersey Boys star Michael Ingersoll delighted and awed the sold-out crowd in an exclusive cabaret show, The Long Road Home. His charm, personality, charisma and wit were evident on stage as Michael sang his favorite songs and entertained his adoring audience with stories of his life as a professional actor.Michael was more than happy to return home to the Metropolis Stage, where[more]

Press: Fugettaboudit! Jersey Boys Right on Key for 7th Inning Stretch

Over the years, Wrigley Field has seen its share of earplug-worthy crooning during the seventh-inning stretch- from Mike Ditka’s infamous shouted rendition to this year’s off-key performance by NFL quarterback Tony Romo. However, this season Cubs fans were treated to one of the most beautifully harmonized versions of Take Me Out To The Ball Game when a quartet of Broadway stars from th[more]

Press: Exclusive! JBB with Michael Ingersoll

The phenomenon that is Jersey Boys has generated incredible fan interest in every aspect of the show. What has been most interesting to me is the accessibility of the Jersey Boys stars. From Broadway to San Francisco—and all “those places you fly over on your way to LA”—people line up at the stage door to meet these talented actors. Perhaps because they weren’t—for the most part—famo[more]

WTTW PBS: Chicago Tonight

Chicago Sun-Times theatre writer Hedy Weiss interviews Michael Ingersoll during the run of Jersey Boys at Broadway in Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre. [more]

Press: Super Troupers

SHOWBIZ COUPLES LEARN TO COPE WHEN PARTS KEEP THEM APART — AND BRING THEM BACK TOGETHER AGAIN John Cudia and Kathy Voytko celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary together on a recent Thursday night. Both were in the arms of another person. Such is the life for married actors who are in separate shows. “We both celebrated it the Monday before,” Voytko says. “Sometimes, you have to fudge[more]

Press: Oh, What A Mike!

Michael Ingersoll, who stars as Nick Massi, one of the Jersey Boys, now playing to enthusiastic audiences at Chicago’s LaSalle Bank Theatre, calls Chicago home. Getting here took perseverance, discipline and, like everything in life, a little luck. This story is also a love story, because Michael is now married to Angela Ingersoll, a talented actress in her own right, having received a 2006 Jeff[more]

Press: Let’s Hear it for the Boys

It’s a story of rags to riches, of victory for the underdog, a Rocky for the ages. The hit musical Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Italian boys from the wrong side of the tracks who chose a life of song over lives of crime, and it has already steamrolled its way into the hearts of audiences in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Now it’s in Chicago for, at [more]

Press: Sun-Times Critic’s Review Led to JB Role

Michael Ingersoll admits that back in 2006 he’d never heard of Jersey Boys. But that all changed for the young actor after a star turn in Pegasus Players’ production of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick … BOOM! In her review of the Pegasus show, Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss wrote that she was ready to slip the talented singer-actor a note that read: “Start learning[more]

Press: Chicago Confidential

Michael Ingersoll, 29, wasn’t born and bred on Broadway. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he didn’t spend his childhood going on casting calls and auditions. Instead, Ingersoll was bitten by a late-onset acting bug during his senior year of high school, while doing a stint in an equity-caliber production of Me & My Girl. “That experience opened my eyes,” he says. It prompted him to major in a[more]

Press: Time Well Spent: A Day With Michael Ingersoll

Jersey Boys, the Broadway musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is sure to be this season’s hot ticket. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, the show follows a group of blue-collar boys as they become the biggest American pop pop stars of all time. With a jam-packed performance schedule from October to early April, the best place to catch Michael Ingerso[more]

Jersey Boys LA Opening Night

Centre Theatre Group brings you all the festivities of Opening NIght in Los Angeles. [more]

Press: Valli Boys

  On the first night of the Los Angeles engagement of Jersey Boys, the touring company of the 2006 Tony Award-winning musical, the courtyard outside the Ahmanson Theatre is flooded with people an hour before show time. Asked if any tickets have been returned for that night, a woman at the box office shakes her head and replies, “Not a one. I’ve worked here for 20 years and never s[more]

Press: The Boys of Jersey

Earlier this month, I sat down with the stars of San Francisco’s Jersey Boys, the quartet driving audiences into a frenzy every night as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Here are some tidbits that didn’t make it into the newspaper. If this were a DVD, we’d be in the “special features” section right now. The players are (pictured above from left) Deven May (Tommy DeVito), Michael Inger[more]

Press: Muse Alum on Jersey Boys Tour

When Kettering native Ingersoll took on the starring role in a recent Chicago production of Tick, Tick… Boom!, Chicago Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss offered a bit of sound advice that would inadvertently catapult his career. In praise of Ingersoll’s performance, Weiss believed he should “start learning the score for Jersey Boys,” because he “might have a real shot at the hit show’s natio[more]

Press: Vision, Persistence.

It’s hard to imagine actors with this much talent attributing their success to “perseverance” and “discipline.” But that’s exactly what Michael and Angela Ingersoll say when asked by Metropolis Insider. The husband and wife teamed up with actors Julie Burt and Steve O’Connell in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Metropolis’ opening production of the 2006/2007 season. This w[more]

Press: Talking With Michael Ingersoll

You might think Michael Ingersoll is an overnight success based on reviews of his performance in the late Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical rock chamber musical Tick, Tick…BOOM!.  Though the actor has only lived in Chicago seven months, it’s taken him much longer to get to where he is now. Q.  Chicago has the reputation of the clique-ish. Has that been your experience? A.  I thi[more]

Press: Getting Fit to Fit The Part

Bat Boy Begins Body Work Year In Advance There’s nothing like standing naked in front of 200 people to get you to the gym. It was all actor Michael Ingersoll needed to get motivated to work out. Ingersoll, 24, got serious about working out about a year ago when he started his internship with Playhouse on the Square. He knew at the end of his internship the company would be performing Bat Boy: Th[more]