Michael Karl is an Atlanta- and New York-based Performer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Belmont University. Michael grew up in Houston, studying voice at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). He performed in shows at the Houston Grand Opera, Masquerade Theatre, and AD Players. In 2015, Michael performed as Peter Pan with Disney Cruise Line as a Mainstage actor on the Disney Wonder. Aside from his performance career, he began teaching post-graduation and holds a vocal pedagogy certificate and studies under Lisa Haupert’s tutelage.
In 2016, Michael opened a private performing arts studio in Atlanta, Georgia. In just five years since opening its doors, Michael Karl Studio has worked with over 650 students in over 37 states across the US and Canada.
Michael coaches students to help them find their true potential as singers and performers through numerous techniques, explicitly targeting a healthy belt and strengthening the head-voice and mix. In addition to teaching voice, Michael leads the Studio’s University Prep™ program, which serves to prepare students for the most critical aspect of the college application process – the auditions.
His students have gained entrance to some of the most competitive Acting, Musical Theatre, and Music programs in the US, including NYU Tisch, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Ithaca College, Belmont University, University of Miami, University of Hartford, among many others. Michael’s passion for teaching centers around his guiding principle that art is for everyone.
He believes that finding and developing your inner artist follows a sincere passion for your craft. This passion is driven to develop his students’ voice and acting abilities as they continue to grow.