Athens Drive Magnet High School
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Meet The Director
Michael Santangelo is very excited to be starting his fifth year as part of the Athens Drive family. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Crane School of Music in voice and choral singing. While at Crane, Michael was a member of the Potsdam Pointercounts, SUNY Potsdam’s only all male a cappella group. In addition to his a cappella singing, Michael has a large background in recording and music technology.
As a musician, he has played for the First National Tour of Disney's High School Musical, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Branson MO production) and many regional theater productions including Tommy, All Shook Up, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, and Bat Boy. In Raleigh, Michael has musically directed NCT Conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School productions of In The Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy for You, Oklahoma, and Pippin. He has played in the orchestra’s for NCT's Altar Boys, The Little Mermaid, A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty and the Beast, and Spamalot. He has musically directed shows for North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, Theatre Raleigh, Raleigh Little Theatre, Justice Theater Project, and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
As an educator, Michael has been a teacher in the NY public school system as well as many years of after school and summer theatre programs. In NC, he has worked with North Carolina Theatre Conservatory teaching voice, piano, and theatre classes. Michael comes to NC with over 20 years experience in music and theatre education.