Michal Dawson Connor

Michal Dawson Connor is a “triple threat” as an Actor/ Singer/ and Master Gardener. He has had an extensive career on the musical stage in North America and Europe, performing in productions of “SHOWBOAT” on Broadway, as well as national tours of “Ragtime” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In addition to performances of “Porgy and Bess” in Berlin, Michal has concertized throughout Germany, championing American and British art-songs, and appearing on the North German Radio Showcase. In Los Angeles, he has performed on multiple occasions for President and Mrs. Reagan, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elizabeth Dole, Reverend Billy Graham and Admiral Michael Mullen.

One of Michal’s favorite hobbies is gardening, and he recently starred on the Emmy nominated program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” for ABC, where his talents as a landscape designer were fully utilized.

In addition to being an actor and singer, Michal is a published author of “The Slave Letters”, and the composer and director of a musical drama for young audiences based on his book, depicting the compelling story of African slaves and their journey to freedom. Michael’s published arrangements of African-American Spirituals are available for purchase at SwirlyMusic.com, and have been performed at San Marino Community Church, All Saints Episcopal Church, and Church Of Our Saviour – where Michal was a frequent guest soloist.

Michal is a graduate of L’Ecole Hindemith, in Vevey, Switzerland, and also Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania.