Michael Hadary, MFA, has recently joined the voice faculty of the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Previously, he held teaching positions in the Theatre Department of Valdosta State University as well as the Music Department of Lebanon Valley College where he created a Musical Theatre Minor in 2017. Along with teaching private voice, Michael has also taught courses in Group Voice, Song Interpretation, Musical Theatre Repertoire, and Musical Theatre History. He has also Vocal Directed and/or Directed several musical productions including Mary Poppins, Evita, The Wiz, The Spitfire Grill and several Cabarets and Showcases. He has held private voice studios in New York City, Chicago and Orlando while working with performers from Broadway/National Touring productions including: Les Miserables, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow, The King and I, Sister Act, Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Wicked, Miss Saigon, Chicago, The Producers, Jersey Boys, and Cats.
A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Michael has performed in New York City in the Off-Broadway production of Sky Boys, as well as productions of 110 in the Shade, The Golden Apple, Miss Saigon and several festival shows. He has also sung with Grammy Nominee, Chandrika Tandon and Broadway Star, Linda Eder. Regionally, Michael has played leading roles in Company, Oklahoma, Songs for a New World, 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and Into the Woods among others. In the summer of 2018 he workshopped his self-written, autobiographical one-man show, The Hadary Safari: Adventures with Pets and People which he plans to present in the near future.
With a focus on musical theatre vocal pedagogy Michael earned a MFA in Theatre at Penn State studying with Mary Saunders-Barton, Norman Spivey, Raymond Sage and Andrew Belser. He also earned a MM from New York University’s Steinhardt School studying with Brian Gill, Bill Wesbrooks and Michael Ricciardone. At James Madison University he studied Classical Voice with Sonya Baker and Music Theatre with John Bell where he earned his BM.