Michael Cavanaugh Plays Joel & John Hits at the PAC – The new voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook Michael Cavanaugh brings The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University. Find out the details right here on Newsymom!
The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John starring Michael Cavanaugh at the PAC
The new voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook Michael Cavanaugh brings The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John to the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University – Tuscarawas on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John stars Ohio native Michael Cavanaugh and features the greatest hits of these two rock piano legends. Songs include: “Piano Man”, “Rocket Man”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Movin’ Out”, “I’m Still Standing”, “My Life”, and many more.
Michael began playing at age seven, when his parents bought their first piano. Encouraged by family and friends, and inspired by his hero Billy Joel, Michael formed his first band at age 10 and began playing local functions, fine-tuning the craft that would become his chosen career. His first full-time gig as a musician was an extended engagement in Orlando, Florida, at a piano bar called Blazing Pianos. In January of 1999, Michael received an offer that would unknowingly change his life: an opportunity to play Las Vegas at the famed New York, New York Hotel and Casino. It was there that Billy Joel spotted Michael and joined him on stage one fateful night of February 2001. It only took two songs before Billy was convinced that he had found his new Piano Man: Michael Cavanaugh. Michael closed up shop at New York, New York and moved to New York City to work alongside Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp to shape the Broadway Musical that would be called Movin’ Out. He appeared in the show for three years with over 1,200 performances and received multiple accolades, including both Tony and Grammy nominations.
Supporting Sponsor for The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John is AquaBlue, Incorporated located in New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Tickets for The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John start at $47 and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400 or online at www.kent.edu/tuscpac. The box office is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Performing Arts Center’s 2022-2023 Season is sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Community Foundation.
Free and convenient parking is available for all shows. The Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of Kent State Tuscarawas at 330 University Dr. N.E. in New Philadelphia.