Michael Maliakel recently made his Off-Broadway debut in Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston alongside Broadway veterans Robert Cuccioli and Jill Paice. The review was produced by the multiple Tony Award-winning composer himself at the Triad Theatre. Michael also recently played the groom, Hemant, in the world premier of Mira Nair's musical stage adaptation ofMonsoon Wedding in a box office record-breaking production at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. A native of New Jersey, Michael received his earliest vocal training as a treble in the American Boychoir and did his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University and the Peabody Institute of Music of Johns Hopkins University. Michael is the 2016 Gold Medalist in the American Traditions Competition. He also won Third Prize at the International Lotte Lenya Competition and First Prize in the 2014 NATS National Musical Theater Competition.