Michael Chadwick and his company, Chadwick Creative Arts, provides a variety of services to arts organizations and individual performing and visual artists. Michael has been providing supertitle rental services since 2002.
Michael started out providing supertitles for productions in which he was the stage director, then for the small young artist opera company he ran as General Director from 2005 to 2007. Soon, other organizations started requesting to rent his supertitle translations for their own productions. Since then, his supertitles have been utilized in over 600 productions with organizations spanning nearly all 50 states and four continents. Just some of his more than 200 clients include Opera Philadelphia, Los Angeles Opera, New Orleans Opera, Atlanta Opera, Scottish Opera, The Philadelphia Orchestra, North Carolina Opera, the Spoleto Festival USA, Opera San José, and the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Michael’s stage direction experiences have included many operas such as Don Giovanni, La Cenerentola, L’Elisir d’Amore, Carmen, Falstaff, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, 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. At Opera North he was given 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 theatre, 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.
Michael’s narrative and singing voice talents have also been used in a variety of ways including 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, whom he met during his undergraduate years at Westminster Choir College.