Tenor Michael Burton has been performing in operas, operettas, musicals, plays, rock bands, jazz bands, pop groups, and orchestras around Minneapolis for the last few years. Some favorite recent credits include Ludwig in The Grand Duke with Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls with Morris Park Players. When he is not performing, his activities include teaching privately through Hopewell Music Cooperative North where he also co-directs the orchestra and jazz band, and a day job he’d rather not talk about. Michael holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and Trombone Performance from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He spent a year in college serving as Social Chair for the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, so he would like to think he knows a thing or two about frat parties. He currently studies voice with Larry Weller.