Michael Sobie is an award-winning pianist with credits encompassing film, television, and stage.
Michael is the pianist and conductor for Ramin Djawadi’s score to Reminiscence (Warner Brothers) as well as the pianist for the composer's Surreal album, written to accompany the water feature by the same name at the World Expo in Dubai. He was selected by Djawadi to conduct the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, having previously worked with the composer as keyboardist and assistant conductor of three prior GoT tours. Additional screen credits include Locke and Key (seasons 2 and 3, Netflix), Amazing Stories (Apple TV), A Wrinkle in Time (Disney), The Mountain Between Us (20th Century FOX), A Christmas Story: Live (FOX), Too Funny to Fail (Hulu), John Piscitello’s score for Memory Games, and Noah Baumbach’s Oscar-winning Marriage Story (Netflix). Michael has toured the US and world as a pianist and conductor of Broadway musicals Wicked, Les Miserables, Altar Boyz, Aida, and Xanadu, and has also performed regularly as the pops pianist with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. Other TV credits include Grace and Frankie (Netflix), Why Women Kill (CBS), and Alter Ego (Fox), as well as commercials for Honda.
Michael has been the music director for Lythgoe Family Productions since first joining them in 2014, Grammy-nominated Perla Batalla at her sold-out concerts across North America, and for Sing: On Tour and Universal Monsters Live at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan. He has played with artists such as Ariana Grande, Scarlett Johansson, Joely Fisher, Carole Cook, Bruce Vilanch, Cole Escola, Il Divo, and the Los Angeles Ballet, with which he performed the iconic celeste solo for their production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. In summer of 2019, he and Shawn Ryan wrote their first full-scale musical, Hell on Earth, garnering the pair and cast rave reviews after their New York City premiere in January 2020, featuring Broadway's Anthony Rosenthal and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf (read the Broadway World review HERE). Pablo Rossil's Swingin' with the Music of... live concerts albums have also featured Michael on piano. Michael has music directed countless benefit concerts, cabarets, and concerts, and regularly performs as a soloist and alongside the Orchid Quartet for the Candlelight Concerts series in Los Angeles. Recent projects include conducting Evan + Zane's duo-plus-orchestra concert as well as arranging, orchestrating, and performing his own symphonic Elton John tribute, ROCKET MAN.
Michael resides in Los Angeles where he acts as an in-demand music director, conductor, pianist, accompanist, and vocal coach. He is married to his favorite husband, Gino.