Recognized by Billboard Magazine as “extraordinary…a voice tailor-made to travel far and wide in the world of adult pop,” two-time Chicago After Dark Award winner Tom Michael performs across the country to critical acclaim.

Appearing on such concert stages as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Town Hall; Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, Empire Room, Park West, Millennium Park, and Ravinia Festival; The Royal Room in Palm Beach; and Guild Hall in East Hampton, Tom has delighted audiences with his warm, expressive style.

His three solo CD’s, “Let Me Be Your Home,” “Written in the Stars,” and “Sailing On,” have received international critical acclaim and radio play, and were named “# 1 CD of the Year ” by such publications as Show Business Weekly Magazine, After Dark Chicago, and WDVR-FM Radio. His recordings have also earned positions on the album spotlight page of Billboard Magazine, and received praise from Playbill, The Advocate, and Chicago’s #1 Radio Station, WGN.

Tom regularly performs with his musical partner Beckie Menzie. In what has been called a “musical marriage,” Menzie & Michael have become one of the nation’s most in-demand duos. With their unique blend of whimsy, nostalgia and imaginative twists on jazz standards, contemporary pop, and show tunes, their cabaret and symphony concerts have won audience and critical acclaim nationwide. They have been described by the Houston Chronicle as “a divine intervention of musical genius,” and NY Cabaret Scenes Magazine as “sizzling,” “pure brilliance,” and “cabaret at its best!”

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Previous Performances

Chicago / Midwest
  • 3160 Cabaret, Chicago
  • Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI
  • Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
  • Backroom, Chicago
  • Bart Howard Room, Burlington, IA
  • Bon Ton Room, Jackson, MI
  • Boombala
  • Botanic Gardens, Highland Park
  • Brownville Nebraska Concert Series
  • Capital Theater, Burlington, IA
  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
  • Casino Club, Chicago, IL
  • Center For The Performing Arts, Carmel, IN
  • Chicago Humanities Festival
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Washington Library
  • Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago
  • Cornelia’s, Chicago
  • Crossroads Theater, Naperville, IL
  • Crystal Ballroom Knickerbocker Hotel, Chicago
  • Crystal Gardens, Navy Pier
  • Crystal Room, Navy Pier
  • Davenport’s
  • Douglas Dunes Cabaret, Douglas, MI
  • Driehaus Museum
  • Drury Lane Water Tower Theater
  • Empire Room
  • Freedom Hall, Park Forest
  • Four Seasons Chicago
  • Fox Theatre, North Platte, NE
  • Fox Valley Rep Theatre, St. Charles, IL
  • Ft. Wayne Grand Center, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Gallery 37 Theatre, Chicago
  • Gaslight Theatre, St. Louis
  • Gentry
  • Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center
  • Harris Theater, Millennium Park
  • Highland Park Country Club
  • Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Chicago
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum, Skokie, IL
  • Kasch Performance Hall, Monmouth, IL
  • Lakeshore Theater, Chicago
  • Le Piano
  • Lurie Gardens, Millennium Park, Chicago
  • Madden Theatre, Naperville, IL
  • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Evanston
  • Monmouth College
  • Epiphany Center, Chicago
  • Skokie Country Club
  • Palladium, Carmel, IN
  • The Forum UIC, Chicago
  • Feinsteins, Carmel, In
  • Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago
  • WFMT Studios, Chicago
  • Old Town School Folk, Chicago
  • East Bank Club, Chicago
  • Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club
Chicago / Midwest
  • Maxims
  • Mayne Stage, Chicago
  • Merle Ruskin Theatre, Chicago
  • Metropolis Theatre, Arlington Heights, IL
  • Milwaukee Jewish Museum
  • Moraine Valley Fine & Performing Arts Center
  • Morton Grove Library
  • Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens
  • North Shore Senior Center, Il
  • Oconomowoc Arts Center
  • Overture Center, Madison, WI
  • Park Ridge Library
  • Park West, Chicago
  • Patty Turner Center
  • Petterino’s, Chicago
  • Piano Forte, Chicago
  • Polo Cafe, Chicago
  • Pops For Champagne
  • Preston Bradley Hall
  • Pritzker Pavilion Main Stage, Millennium Park
  • Racoon Club
  • Ravinia Festival
  • Rodeheaver Series, Warsaw, IN.
  • Royal George Theater
  • Saugatuck Center for Performing Arts, Saugatuck, MI.
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Brookfield, WI
  • Skokie Library
  • Skokie Theater
  • Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee, WI
  • Standard Club, Chicago, IL
  • State Theater, Bay City, MI
  • Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago
  • The Estate at Gene & Georgetti’s, Rosemont, IL
  • The Murphy Auditorium, Chicago
  • Thorne Auditorium, Evanston, IL
  • Toulouse on the Park
  • UIC Pavillion
  • Union League Club, Chicago
  • University Club, Chicago, IL
  • Victory Gardens Theatre
  • Village Players, Oak Park, IL
  • Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw, IN
  • Whitehall Hotel
  • Women’s Athletic Club, Evanston, IL
  • Women’s Athletic Club, Chicago
  • Arthur Newman Theatre, Palm Springs
Houston, Tx
  • Ovations
  • The Post Oak Grill
  • Warwick Hotel
  • The Houstonian
New York & East Coast
  • Carnegie Hall, NYC
  • Lincoln Center, NYC
  • The Town Hall, NYC
  • The Supper Club, NYC
  • The Duplex, NYC
  • The Triad, NYC
  • Don’t Tell Mamma, NYC
  • Guild Hall, East Hampton
  • Odette’s, New Hope, PA
  • Goodwill Theatre, Johnson City, NY
  • The Metropolitan Room, NYC
  • Harlans, New Hope, PA
  • Sapinsley Hall, Providence, RI
  • The Green Room 42
  • The Club at Pelican Reserve, Sarasota
  • Goldstein Concert Hall, Boca Raton
  • The Royal Room, Palm Beach
  • Freidman Symphony Center, Sarasota
  • Lyric Theater, Stuart
  • Big Arts, Sanibel
Symphony Concerts
  • ​Boston Pops Symphony
  • Chicago Chamber Orchestra
  • Danville Symphony
  • Racine Symphony
  • Spokane Symphony
  • Symphony of The Lakes, Warsaw
  • Regent Cruise Line, Headliner
  • Windstar Cruises, Headliner