Michelle Johnson is a contemporary jazz singer songwriter based in Las Vegas, Nevada where she is known as "The First Lady of Jazz."  After years of singing backups for many musical legends, she is currently recording her first solo album and working on a book about the music business. 

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Spotlight: The Music of Icons

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What’s it like to work with megastars? Direct from Las Vegas, powerhouse vocalist Michelle Johnson presents SPOTLIGHT – THE MUSIC OF ICONS, a one-woman musical show in the Red Room at Act II Stages, featuring hit songs of iconic artists she has worked with, including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, David Cassidy, Wynonna, Lesley Gore, Slash, Paul Rogers (Bad Company), the Platters, and many, many more. GREAT MUSIC! In addition to singing with these icons, she performs the National Anthem for the NBA, NASCAR and other professional sporting events, and has also been on Broadway and acted in a variety of plays. Her versatility and raw talent have made her one of the top session and back-up singers to some of the all-time musical greats! A critically-acclaimed, international vocalist, Michelle is currently recording a solo album and working on a book about the music business. We are so proud and honored to welcome Michelle Johnson to Act II Stages! Her soaring vocals on hit songs you love from R&B, rock, and pop, and her amazing stories about as a session and back up singer to some of the all time greats will captivate you from start to finish! Fused with R&B, rock and pop, the show is sure to delight audiences across a wide demographic. Hurry and get your tickets! FOUR NIGHTS ONLY! March 19, 20, 22, 24, 2018 at 7:30pm! Direct ticket link: http://actiientertainment.com/Michelle-Johnson.php

CRYSTAL BALL - An Evening Under the Stars - PVGMC - 6th Annual Fundraiser

Casa Carma Boutique Resort, Carretera a Barra de Navidad 1247, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus (PVGMC) is proud to present its 6th annual fundraising gala on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Casa Karma Boutique Resort! This is the PVGMC’S major fundraising effort, which will help fund their many musical projects throughout the rest of the year.

The evening will include a delicious buffet dinner designed and prepared by Casa Karma’s own International Chef: Elvira Prado Robles, cocktails and libations by Nationally Acclaimed Mixologist: Orlando Cano, PVGMC’s Spring Concert featuring Broadway and show tunes, and dancing under the stars in this opulent seaside setting as well as many other surprises.

The PVGMC is a diverse, community-based performing arts organization that develops and shares the vocal skills of gay men from Mexico, the United States, Canada and around the world. Directed by Artistic Director: Alfonso Lopez, our music blends traditional choral music with musical theater, jazz and pop. Our goal is to entertain, enlighten and unify our audiences, while building bridges of greater understanding, acceptance and love between communities, cultures, families, and friends.

Happy Birthday Ella!

The Space, 3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas, NV

“Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz” Michelle Johnson stars in “Happy Birthday Ella”. An intimate concert paying tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald. The show happens on the eve of what would have been Ella’s 101st birthday, and features a world class jazz trio and some special guests. Come and hear the songs that made Ella great, and find out some things you may not have known about her. The show promises to be a great night of entertainment, stories and classic jazz. See you there!

The Music of Disney - With Dave Perrico's Pop Strings Orchestra

The Smith Center - Cabaret Jazz, 361 W Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106

David Perrico - Award winning (Best of Las Vegas 2013-Review Journal) trumpeter, composer and conductor returns to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz with his Pop Strings Orchestra to perform “The Music of Disney.” The evening will feature songs from some of your favorite Disney classics including – The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Lady and The Tramp, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pinocchio, and Snow White. Featuring vocalists Lauren Fraser, Michelle Johnson, Francesca Camus, Lily Arce, Fletch Walcott.

“Johnson is the real article, and her band is terrific.” - Las Vegas Review Journal

“Thoughtful and soulful.” - Las Vegas Review Journal

Known as “Las Vegas’ First Lady of Jazz”, critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson offers a delightful and inspiring evening of music as she reflects on the making of her new album, and the career choices that led her from being a backup singer to the stars to becoming a celebrated solo artist in her own right.

Her new show “I’m All In” will feature a variety of popular music from Broadway to rock, as well as powerful original songs from her new album, produced by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta (producer for Grammy winner Gregory Porter and others).



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