While I still direct and sing on occasion, photography has become more than just a hobby. It is my full time profession. I bring over thirty years of experience in the performing arts, and over a decade as a professional photographer, to my performing arts photography. My photographs tell a still visual story of your production, with high end professional equipment and technical expertise. Perfotography covers all sorts of performing photography including opera, theatre, oratorio, concerts (everything from Bach to Rock), and publicity photography such as headshots and staged promotional shoots.
Michael Chadwick is a professional photographer, stage director, singer, and voiceover artist. Michael has been photographing performing arts professionally since 2007. He is also a multiple award winning wedding photographer. Michael’s stage direction experiences have included Don Giovanni, L’Elisir d’Amore, Carmen, Falstaff, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, Gianni Schicchi, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Impresario, Trouble in Tahiti, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Le Villi. He has also served as Assistant Stage Director in productions of La Cenerentola and Faust at Opera San José, The Merry Widow at Houston Grand Opera, and Falstaff at Opera North where he was awarded the Brunson Award, the first time in the company’s history the award was presented to a production staff member.
Michael’s career as a vocalist includes work in musical theater, oratorio, and opera. In opera, he has had the pleasure of singing the roles of Rocco in Fidelio, Daniel Webster in The Mother of Us All, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, and Betto in Gianni Schicchi. Among his oratorio highlights are Peter in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and the Bass solos in Fauré’s Requiem and Händel’s Messiah. In musical theater, some of his many roles have included Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, and Mendel in Falsettos. Some of his stage acting credits include Mortimer in The Fantastiks, Cléon in The Imaginary Invalid, Lane/Merriman in The Importance of Being Ernest, and Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Michael’s narrative and singing voice talents have been used in everything from the composer’s demo for Disney’s 2013 release of the feature length animated film Frozen, to online web application tours, children’s software applications teaching American history to foreign children, and multiple audiobook narrations. He resides in Medford, NJ with his wife Suzanne.