Presenter Profile

Michael J. Duran

Guest Artist, BDT Stage

Michael J. Duran came back to BDT after a 23-year stint in NYC. He got his start as Joseph in BDT’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1977. He was awarded a Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director in 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award and Ovation Award for Ragtime. His many Broadway credits include The Music Man, Crazy for You,Me and My Girl and Into the Light. He has toured nationally and in London with Jerry Lewis in Damn Yankees, Petula Clark in Sunset Blvd., Tommy Tune and Anne Reinking in Bye Bye Birdie, Carol Channing in Hello! Dolly and On Your Toes directed by the legendary George Abbott. He has made television guest appearances on Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Irving Berlin’s 100th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall on CBS and An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner for PBS Great Performances. Michael has received the DDCC awards for Best Director for Damn Yankees, Best Choreographer for Bye Bye Birdie, Top of the Rocky honor for Best Director 2005 and the 2007 Best Director Henry Award and Ovation Award for RAGTIME. Michael was a recipient of the 2015 Dairy Center Honors for his contribution to Boulder culture through the arts.

Michael J.'s Workshops

    Musical Theatre: Singing and Acting your Song

    , Intermediate, Advanced / , , Musical Theatre, , , /

    Connecting with your material as a musical theatre artist and translating it into a strong, believable interpretation can be a great challenge. Learn from one of our region’s finest musical theatre directors how to approach your song material, be it for an audition or actually within a show itself. Learn ways to utilize lyrics as well as the dynamics of the score to find the key to performing your piece in an authentic way! Volunteers will be taken to workshop their songs in front of the class.