CD of My New Musical Theater Songs

$22,375 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 311 people in 22 months




My debut CD, All The Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky, will be a collector’s edition of my original musical theater songs, recorded by some of the best Broadway talent imaginable.  Produced by Sean Flahaven (a producer on 20 cast albums including Hamilton), this CD will keep your toes tapping and your heart singing. 

With music direction by my colleague at Berklee College of Music, legendary Broadway conductor Eric Stern (Parade, Xanadu), the CD will feature the dramatic and vocal talents of these Broadway singers, in alphabetical order: Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You, I Love You Because), Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow, Hello, Dolly), Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Rent, Children of Eden), Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, Violet, Orange is the New Black) Aisha Jackson (Waitress, Frozen),  Marcus Paul James (In the Heights, Rent), Michael Roberts McKee (Mamma Mia), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Wicked), Shayna Steele (Hairspray, Rent), Katie Thompson (Giant), Allie Trimm (13, Bye, Bye, Birdie), Alysha Umphress (On The Town)!  I am pinching myself that all of these extraordinary voices will be putting their spin on the tunes I’ve banged out over the constant protestations of my neighbors yet in the indulgent presence of my amazing co-writers, David Reiffel, Bradley Seeman, Kathleen Cahill, and Abby Casey.

This song collection will reflect my musical influences, from Barbra Streisand to Chaka Khan, Stephen Sondheim to Stephen Schwartz, Jason Mraz to Jason Robert Brown.  Richly orchestrated songs from my shows Cupcake, The Navigator, The Man in My Head and Running Back, will intermingle with songs that are not from shows yet sound like they should be.

The high-quality product requires an extensive budget, even with cost-saving measures such as a recording grant from Berklee to cover the studio time for some of the first instrumental recordings.  The remaining expenses include paying for the musicians (many of these orchestrations feature full horn and strings, all live!) guest vocalists, guest orchestrators, studio time in Manhattan at both Avatar studios for live rhythm section and Yellow Sound Label for vocal overdubs; editing, mixing and mastering, travel expenses, and marketing the CD to folks other than faithful supporters such as you.

Yes, you.  You can make a huge difference in making this dream project a reality!

Please accept my warmest thanks for any level of support, in the form of the rewards below.
 
Thank you again for considering the advance support to help this project come to fruition!

For more about me, visit my website!
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Only 5% left to go - A big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped so far to crowd fund "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" to the 95% mark. A couple more weeks to go to meet my goal - all support is welcome, by sharing or contributing or just saying hey this is cool!
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Dreamy Alysha Umphress sings In A Dream!
Dreamy Alysha Umphress @Cristalzheat
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Stunning Kate Baldwin will melt your heart in a luscious 30-second preview of "All The Possibilities: The Songs of Michael Wartofsky"! Thanks to friends and a matching donor, we are 50% funded. My March goal is to reach 200 pre-orders (currently at 119). You've already been so supportive, and for that I thank you! If you can think of anyone else who'd enjoy the CD who hasn't ordered yet, please share. Thank you! ---Michael
Kate Baldwin records title song (30 sec)
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Dear Friends - please help me spread the word! A generous donor will match all pre-orders and contributions toward my CD “All the Possibilities” up to $2500 throughout February! Thanks to supporters like you, my project is over 25% funded. If you are so moved, please help publicize this matching contribution opportunity for February, with a link to the campaign and a statement of your support. If you haven't seen it yet, here is behind the scenes footage of Aisha Jackson (from Broadway's Waitress) recording "My Kiss".
https://youtu.be/BB_fBAM8jt0
Aisha Jackson recording "My Kiss"
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Linda
17 days ago
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Glad you're close to your goal--for we are looking forward to hearing your songs!! Hope the year is off to a great start for you and your little family!!

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Randy Elizabeth Brenner-Leifer
22 months ago
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I went to Western, not Leland, so I don't think I know the teacher you are thinking of, but my husband is damn curious....

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Donna Wartofsky
22 months ago

Love it (and you)

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$22,375 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 311 people in 22 months
Created December 1, 2016
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Dini Karasik
5 days ago

I believe in you! Also, we artistes need to stick together. Sending love & hugs...Dini

BS

We believe in you and love you Michael! B&B

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Anonymous
8 days ago
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$25
Elizabeth Searle
8 days ago

I want to cheer on a fellow musical theater creator and a good guy!

JC
$660
JeanJacques Chaltiel
8 days ago

Get it done MICHAEL We love What you do :-)

NH
$15
Neal Hampton
13 days ago

Congrat’s Michael. Can’t wait to hear it!

Linda
17 days ago
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Glad you're close to your goal--for we are looking forward to hearing your songs!! Hope the year is off to a great start for you and your little family!!

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Randy Elizabeth Brenner-Leifer
22 months ago
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I went to Western, not Leland, so I don't think I know the teacher you are thinking of, but my husband is damn curious....

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Donna Wartofsky
22 months ago

Love it (and you)

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