The tour is now over for me but i will never forget what it taught and how this story touched so many peoples lives along the way that had the chance to see it... I Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the beautiful amazing talented cast, crew, production team and Lin for living this Dream with me. Until next time... xxxooo
IN THE HEIGHTS... Hope to see you there..
Im orignally from Las Cruces NM and now live in New York City. To make a long story short ... when I was just starting college I decided that I wanted to change my major from Business computer systems to Dance/Theatre Arts... Well in that transition period so many of my friends and family were against the idea of me wanting to become a Broadway performer (im sure it was because they were looking out for my best interest)
Well needless to say I went and followed my heart and headed out to pursue a career as a Broadway Dancer/Actor... Many, many years later and a wonderful journey, with all its up's and downs the challenges I had to endure and the wonderful people that gave me strength to peruse my dream... I finally made it....
As of June 12th 2010 I made my Broadway Debut in the 2008 Tony award winning show" IN THE HEIGHTS" a new musical.... So all I have to say is that with presistance, determination, discipline and the belief in yourself (and your faith) your dreams will definitly come true.... it may not happen today or tomorrow or the day after that, but it will.
All my best to those of you who have read this... Break-A-Leg
Im presently a dance teacher/choreographer for many prestigious dance studios in the New York area and workshops/Master classes around the world giving back to my fellow artists who take my classes and the next generation of young up and coming talented performers. My Bio now reads:
Michael Fielder : His most recent achievement was debuting on Broadway in the 2008 Tony
award winning musical “IN THE HEIGHTS” and 1st national
tour. Other credits include: Off Broadway “Mambo Kings” the musical,
Paper Mill Playhouse’s “Carnival”, Metropolitan Opera in “Samson et
Delilah” and the Public Theatre’s “Skin of our Teeth”. Regional credits
include: Swing, All Shook Up, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
worked with amazing and talented artists such as The Back Street Boys, Liza
Minnelli, Don Omar, Mariah Carey to name a few. He’s also graced the silver
screen in Walt Disney’s “Enchanted” with Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey and “El
Cantante” with Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Choreography credits include:
SYTYCD L.A. and Canada, Disney Cruise Lines “The Golden Mickey’s”, AMAS Theatre
“Latin Heat”, JeanAnn Ryann cruise ship productions, Joffery Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and Ballet Hispanico as well as a few other well known studios in
the NYC area … All these experiences have helped him develop into an amazing artist,
performer, teacher and choreographer.
Michael is often
collaborating with professionals from around the World to promote Latin Jazz
and to introduce this dance style into Public Schools, Universities, Community
Centers and to prestigious Dance Facilities worldwide. Dance promotes good
health and fitness, self confidence and discipline. Most importantly Dance is
about sharing your love of music, movement and spiritual energy.
I am Blessed I've been able to Sing, Dance and Act for a Living in NYC around the world and on Broadway no doubt!!! Life is good...