Mike Eldred is one of North America’s most in-demand and beloved tenors, thrilling audiences in concert halls, on Broadway, and on recordings, radio and television. He appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables as “Jean Valjean”, and in the original cast of the Tony-nominated The Civil War. He performed in the 25th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and starred as “The Tenor” in the 2010 national concert tour of Handel’s Messiah Rocks. His starring role as “Tony” in the Nashville Symphony’s production of West Side Story has earned international praise as “arguably the best ‘Tony’ on record”. The cast recording featuring Eldred was released on NAXOS International.
An artist of tremendous depth and reach, Mike’s diversity and generosity of spirit fuel the many facets of his career. He is increasingly interested in using his performances to raise awareness and funds for causes close to him. A recent benefit concert in Whitefish, MT, raised thousands for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and kicked off a fundraiser bicycle ride, in which Mike rode nearly 400 miles over five days on a route stretching from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park.
In addition to numerous appearances on recordings and DVDs, Mike has released three solo CDs that have garnered critical and popular acclaim. His debut album, ME, features favorites from the stage drawn from his years on Broadway. That record was followed by Let It Begin, a holiday album that features appearances from several of Mike’s friends including former touring partner Jim Brickman. The latest release is Come Love Me Again, a celebration of the music of John Denver and a companion to Mike’s newest symphonic pops show. An early inspiration for Mike’s life as a singer, John Denver’s music, his message and his passion for America’s open spaces resonates deeply with Mike and he enjoys sharing this with audiences all over the country.
Eldred has performed in concert with many of North America’s finest symphony orchestras, including Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Fort Wayne, Fort Worth, Glacier, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Long Beach, Milwaukee, Modesto, Naples, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle and Toronto.