Migguel Anggelo is breaking barriers on the American stage, creating unique works that are reflective of the multicultural, multi-lingual, changing demographics of our country and times. The Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born artist began his career at 13 as Pinocchio in a South American touring production of the Broadway musical. He trained for a dozen years in classical ballet, studied voice at the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, has written music throughout all of his journeys as an immigrant in several countries, and has released two albums, the most recent being, La Casa Azul (co-written/produced by musical director, Mau Quiros and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Felipe Tichauer).
In addition to performing on many of the world’s greatest stages including Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, Venezuela; Teatro Insurgentes in Mexico City; Teatro Lola Membrives and Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The New World Center in Miami, Florida, Migguel performs regularly at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. He has most recently been seen in Another Son of Venezuela, which he developed with Quiros and Obie Award winner David Drake. Previous shows created for Joe’s Pub were I, Inmigrante and Between Dreams. Anggelo, Drake, and Quiros were recently awarded a theater residency at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia where they developed Another Son of Venezuela. This past summer, Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants performed a ten city concert tour of Russia as a cultural attaché under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
The collaborative trio of Anggelo, Quiros and Drake are currently at work on a new music-theater work entitled: The Suitcase Project, developed in part during a BRICLAB Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). The Suitcase Project explores issues of Hispanic immigration and assimilation into the United States of today through original music, characters and theatrical storytelling, chronicling what we carry and discard in the quest to follow our dreams.
The NF Hope Concert was founded in 2011 by Jeff and Melody Leibow, soon after their daughter, Emma, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder, Neurofibromatosis (NF) at the age of nine months old. The purpose of the concert is to raise awareness and much needed financial support for the fight against the NF. 100% of the proceeds go to Neurofibromatosis Network, a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting NF families across the country and fighting to fund the search for the cure.
Simply, NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system characterized by tumors that can grow on any nerve in the body at any time. There is no cure for NF, and there are currently no treatments. Symptoms range from benign (birthmark-like “cafe au last spots”, learning disorders, attention disorders) to more moderate (blindness, deafness, chronic pain) to severe (disfigurement, cancer and death). One in 2,500 people are born with NF. In 1 in 3,000 cases, it is the result of a random genetic mutation (this is how Emma was born with it). It is the most common genetic disorder affecting more than 128,000 in the US alone making it more prevalent than Hereditary Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease and Tay Sachs combined.
The NF Hope Concert is what we do for Emma and everyone living with NF, when in truth there is very little we can do.Become a Sponsor