Praised as “mesmerizing” and “vocally splendid,” American baritone and poet, Michael Kelly, is celebrated for his riveting interpretations of concert, recital, and operatic repertoire. He has performed with regionally and internationally acclaimed organizations in a wide variety of styles and genres, including Carnegie Hall, Santa Fe Opera, Feinstein’s 54 Below and Theatre du Châtelet. He is an avid performer of new music, having collaborated with renowned composers to create, perform and record multiple world premieres of their works. As a writer and performer, much of his focus is on the queer experience and LGBTQ+ advocacy. Michael is also a champion of the art song genre, and is the curator for the baritone volume of art songs by living composers for NewMusicShelf’s Anthology of New Music. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.