What the critics say...

  • “A major vocal discovery...” - USA Today
  • “A shiver of anticipation swept through the start-studded first night audience for Show Boat the moment they heard the improbably deep, dark voice of Michel Bell.” - London Observer
  • “Michel Bell's deep bass rolls...along like a force of nature.” - Washington Post
  • “His rendition of Ol' Man River is touching enough to give even the most macho man goose bumps.” - LA Times
  • “Bell's singing can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck; the night I attended, his rendition of the standard in the first act brought people to their feet.” - Los Angeles
  • “But for true vocal prowess, no one onstage can match Michel Bell as Joe. When he utters his first words, his voice is so impossibly deep and luxurious that the audience gasps. His rendition of Ol' Man River, which he gets to reprise not once but twice, will give you goose bumps.” - The Christian Science Monitor
  • “Hearing Michel Bell sing Ol' Man River with a bass-baritone that rumbles from the center of the earth is worth the price of admission alone.” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • “Bell delivered an outstanding performance as the crippled Porgy. With his voice resonating through the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Bell was exceptionally convincing, particularly when he was singing with or about the object of his desires.” - LA Times
Michel Bell

Michel Bell, Porgy and Bess photo © CATHERINE ASHMORE

Michel Bell, New York