My Angel

This project takes me back to my earliest roots as a member of Carter Memorial A.M.E. Church in Fresno, California. "My Angel" has brought my life and career full circle. I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for instilling in me the importance of faith at a very young age. Thank you, Gary, for your guidance throughout.

Thanks, Charlie, for your ears, heart and soul... and words of wisdom. Thanks to every one of the singers and musicians whose incredible talents helped bring "My Angel" to life. And the biggest thank you to Cathi and Steve for believing I could do this and for gently pushing and encouraging me every step of the way.

  1. OVERWHELMED
  2. MY ANGEL
  3. I BELIEVE
  4. Lazarus, Come Out!
  5. STEAL AWAY
  6. YOU RAISE ME UP
  7. THAT LUCKY OLD SUN
  8. MY TRIBUTE (TO GOD BE THE GLORY)
  9. DIDN'T MY LORD DELIVER DANIEL?
  10. HOPE IN FRONT OF ME
  11. LITTLE DAVID PLAY ON YOUR HARP
  12. THE COLORS OF FREEDOM

 As Time Goes By

My life as a performer has been diverse, unpredictable and incredible in ways that I could never begin to dream of. By being open to all facets and styles of music, I have been able to experience and enjoy a wonderful career in the fields of Pop music, Opera, Broadway and everything in between. I have also been fortunate to meet and call as friends many people along the way who have made my life a rich and rewarding journey thus far.

This CD is a glimpse into the music of my life.

  1. AS TIME GOES BY/LIFE IS JUST A BOWL OF CHERRIES
  2. CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT?/BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  3. WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I?
  4. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS
  5. SMILE
  6. NAT KING COLE MEDLEY
  7. I GOT RHYTHM
  8. THE 5TH DIMENSION MEDLEY
  9. LADY
  10. YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE
  11. ASHOKAN FAREWELL/FATHER HOW LONG?
  12. MOONLIGHT AND DAY
  13. DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS?
  14. OL' MAN RIVER
  15. BRING ME SUNSHINE

 What a Beautiful Day

"What a Beautiful Day" is a collection of Classic Broadway tunes and old standards.  Michel Bell is joined by Pianist Catherine Matejka.  The two performers have collaborated to create these arrangements of some of their favorite songs.

  1. OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNIN'
  2. WITHOUT A SONG
  3. THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA
  4. LOVE MEDLEY - SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
  5. TILL THERE WAS YOU
  6. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
  7. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
  8. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
  9. THE MAN OF LA MANCHA (I, DON QUIXOTE)
  10. THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM
  11. EVERYBODY SAYS DON'T
  12. THAT LUCKY OLD SUN
  13. OL' MAN RIVER
  14. AN AMERICAN HYMN (Main Theme From "East of Eden")

 The Civil War - The Complete Work

Michel Bell sings the stirring anthem/prayer "Father, How Long"? as well as the duet "If Prayin' Were Horses" with Cheryl Freeman - a song sung by a married slave couple as they are being sold to different owners, never knowing if they would be together again.

Atlantic Recording Corporation
Frank Windhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy
Music by Frank Wildhorn

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 Show Boat (1993 Toronto Revival Cast)

Michel Bell can be heard on the Original Cast recording of the Livent Production of Show Boat directed by Harold Prince. Mr. Bell received a Tony nomination for the role of Joe in this production.

Quality Music
Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
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