"Baring It All with Call Me Adam" Podcast: Episode #8: Migguel Anggelo
In this episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam, I sit down with performance artist Migguel Anggelo to discuss his upcoming return to Joe's Pub with LatinXoxo, his one-man show that rails against gender norms in both the music he grew up with and in society as a whole.
LatinXoxo will play at Joe's Pub on 10/15, 11/6, 11/7 all at 7pm. Click here for tickets!
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Migguel Anggelo is breaking barriers on the American stage, creating unique works that are reflective of the multicultural, multi-lingual, changing demographics of our country and times. The Brooklyn based, Venezuelan born artist began his career at 13 as Pinocchio in a South American touring production of the Broadway musical. He trained for a dozen years in classical ballet, studied voice at the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, has written music throughout all of his journeys as an immigrant in several countries, and has released two albums, the most recent being La Casa Azul.
In addition to performing on many of the world’s greatest stages including Teatro Teresa Careño in Caracas, Venezuela; Teatro Insurgentes in Mexico City; Teatro Lola Membrives and Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and The New World Center in Miami, Florida, Migguel performs regularly at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. There he has performed I, Inmigrante, Between Dreams, Another Son of Venezuela, So Close: Love & Hate, and his most recent show, LatinXoXo.
Migguel has been very fortunate to develop work at various residencies, including "Another Son of Venezuela" which Miggueldeveloped at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and "The Suitcase Project", which was developed in part during a BRIClab Residency at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY). "The Suitcase Project" explores issues of Hispanic immigration and assimilation into the United States of today through original music, characters and theatrical storytelling, chronicling what we carry and discard in the quest to follow our dreams.
In late 2017, he explored what it meant to be a Latino member of the LGBTQ community in the sold-out one-man show, "Welcome to La Misa, Baby". Swirling through a gallery of characters, Migguel responded to the Pulse Nightclub shooting by introducing us to the diverse array of multi-dimensional characters found in a gay nightclub, and showing us how sacred such a place can be.
In February 2018, Migguel Anggelo returned to Russia as a cultural attaché under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State to perform The Songbooks of the Americas, a mash up/juxtaposition of the American and Latin American Songbook. Accompanied by Broadway’s Grace McLean and the leading chamber orchestras in Russia, The Songbooks of the Americas was presented at top concert halls from Moscow to Saint Petersburg; including Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and Spaso House.
Anggelo has spent the majority of his career using song to delve into pressing social issues. In 2018 & 2019 he garnered a lot of media attention in NYC around his song, “Inmigrantes.” The song is a powerful anthem written to unite all people regardless of ethnicities and nationalities. It was born thru Anggelo’s experience as a Latinx immigrant. Because of its message and recent headlines about the current administration’s stance on immigration, the song has been featured on NBC’s Visiones, AP Latino and El Diario.
In 2019 he was invited to be part of Joe’s Pub’s Working Group, which aims to enrich the sustainability and growth of New York-based emerging and established artists’ careers.