ABOUT

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 The Jade Earring (Warner Brothers). 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 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.

 

Michael is the music director for 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 worked 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).

 

It’s Christmas at Last will be released in November 2020. Michael’s first EP features original Christmas and holiday songs co-written by D. Scott Eads and co-produced/arranged by Caleb Martin. 

 

Michael resides in Los Angeles where he acts as an in-demand music director, arranger, accompanist, and vocal coach.

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