ABOUT M² MUSIC
M² Music is the most trusted Music Coordination Service in NYC with a proven track record of staffing orchestras with the most talented, diverse and highest specialized professional musicians possible to perform in Broadway orchestras, touring productions, studio recording sessions, film & TV scoring sessions, live events, and concerts.
Throughout the years, M² Music has a stellar reputation and built strong relationships with Producers, Music Supervisors, General Managers, and Technical Designers, record labels, unions, and of course the musicians. We are collaborative and thrive on driving cost reductions; always protecting the musician's best interests while never sacrificing the quality and integrity of the music.
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Staff your production with the best musicians anywhere. Our roster is filled with the most talented, creative, diverse, and compelling talent anywhere in the world.
Consult and advise Producers and General Managers in navigating provisions of existing national union agreements and bringing to full execution new comprehensive contractual mechanisms, typically setting industry precedent.
Fully insured Employer of Record Paymaster for musicians and vendors.
Prepare budgets for Broadway productions, albums, film, TV, and commercial recording sessions; interface with record labels, TV networks, producers, and paymasters and subsequently file musician session reports with the American Federation of Musicians union; supervise the continuity of musician wage payments, pension and benefits remission.
Organize, schedule, and confirm rehearsal and performance calls including sound checks and dress rehearsals for musicians.
With direct vendor relationships, we coordinate the purchase, replacement, or repair of instruments and other musical equipment owned or leased by the Producer.
Born and raised in Washington D.C., Michael moved to NYC in 1994 to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Michael has become a highly respected Music Coordinator, guitarist, and music business professional for Broadway theater, concerts, TV, Film, and recording industries for over 20 years. He hired musicians in pit orchestras for dozens of first-class Broadway shows and over 15 national tours. He has been the Music Coordinator and/or guitarist for Grammy award-winning albums as well as music coordinator, guitarist, and/or composer for TV/Film. As a guitarist, Michael’s performing and/or recording credits include well-known artists such as Barry Manilow, Liza Minnelli, Ariana Grande, Lizz Wright, Placido Domingo, James Ingram, Joshua Bell, Michael McDonald, Elton John, Patti LaBelle, and many more. His Broadway performing credits include guitarist on Kinky Boots, Evita, Godspell, Baby It's You, Green Day's American Idiot, Memphis, 9 to 5, Grease, High Fidelity, and Laugh Whore. Michael was an arranger on Next To Normal.Michael has licensed and scored music for The GAP, ESPN, NIKE, CNBC, Lifetime, Sesame Street, Style Network, Oxygen, OWN, ABC and MTV, including the theme song for Style Network's "How Do I Look?". In 2014, Michael partnered with Michael Keller to form M² Music where as a team, they have coordinated mega-hit shows such as Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, and Kinky Boots. Michael's life is complete with his wife of 20 years, Anya Singleton, and 9-year-old son Harper.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Michael is a graduate of the prestigious Archbishop Molloy High School as well as the renowned music conservatory The Manhattan School of Music. Upon graduation from The Manhattan School in 1971, he pursued a career as a professional performing musician spanning the next 35 years. While still at Manhattan Michael started his professional playing career by being a frequent substitute drummer/percussionist at the long-running off-Broadway production of Jacques Brel Is Alive & Well & Living in Paris. Besides touring in the early 70s with Broadway National tours of Promises, Promises, Applause, and The Magic Show, Michael was also in bands backing Sally Kellerman, Dionne Warwick, The 5th Dimension, and Jane Olivor. Being hired as the original drummer for They’re Playing Our Song on Broadway led to the beginning of his long and rewarding working & personal relationship with Marvin Hamlisch. From 1990 until 2005 Michael was conductor and drummer for all of Marvin’s concert appearances. With Marvin’s complete & trusting support Michael embarked on a second related career as a Music Coordinator beginning in 1992. In 1993 he was Music Coordinator and drummer for Marvin’s The Goodbye Girl. In addition to contracting many film and TV score recordings of Marvin’s music, Michael was given his greatest opportunity when Marvin entrusted him with the responsibility to hire and coordinate the 63-piece orchestra for the Barbra Streisand concert tour in 1994.
Michael repeated that effort several times over the next 15-20 years. Upon the closing of the Broadway production of Imaginary Friends featuring Marvin’s music, Michael chose to put away his drumsticks and concentrate solely on his burgeoning career as a Music Coordinator. Among over a hundred Broadway productions coordinated by Michael since 1993 are Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and The Lion King. Michael’s life is complete with wife of 40 years, Actress/Dancer/Choreographer Pamela Sousa, son Zachary, daughter Alexis, daughter-in-law Christin, and grandson Gavin Michael.
Raised in Denver Colorado, Anja Wood attended music conservatory at the Cleveland Institute of Music before moving to NYC in 1994. Over the past three decades, she has established herself as a highly respected and versatile musician, performing and recording with icons David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews, Barbara Streisand, Chris Cornell, Trey Anastasio, and Harry Connick, Jr. Anja has played with countless other performers, like Pearl Jam, Rufus Wainwright, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. She currently plays Hamilton on Broadway and is the cellist on the Hamilton soundtrack, which has gone Diamond, selling over 10 million copies.
Anja resides in New York City with her 2 daughters, and is also the founder and President of The Lelt Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to acutely malnourished children in Ethiopia.