Mike Chadwick’s powerful, authoritative bass voice has been featured in everything from live opera performances to intimate audiobooks. His voice has been featured in film, television, internet, and a variety of other mediums. Mike’s experience and familiarity with a wide variety of languages, characters, and accents makes him an excellent choice in the field of narration, especially for audiobooks and educational recordings at museums. His smooth bass is also ideal for relaxation and meditation voiceover work.
Mike spent decades singing professionally in opera and oratorio choruses around the U.S. and abroad including the Dallas Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, the Spoleto Festivale dei due Mondi and Spoleto Festival USA. Michael attended Westminster Choir College, where he performed regularly with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony. He works regularly with major opera companies and orchestras around the world as a provider of supertitle translations, having done so for literally thousands of performances.
As a member of The Village Carolers, Mike has appeared at Madison Square Garden, The Food Network’s program The Kitchen, and in dozens of performances and festivals throughout the northeastern U.S.
His various operatic roles have included Rocco in Fidelio , Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Daniel Webster in The Mother of Us All, Colline in La bohème , Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte among many others. Additional credits include singing on the composer’s demo for the 2013 Disney feature film Frozen, performing the roles of Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Cléante in Le malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show.
Mike has been the stage director for dozens of operatic productions including Falstaff, La Cenerentola, Faust, Don Giovanni, L’Elisir d’Amore, Gianni Schicchi, Le nozze di Figaro, Carmen, Don Pasquale , Le Villi, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Trouble in Tahiti.