|Composer/vocalist Michael Cavanaugh (at piano) is welcomed by BMI's Antonella DiSaverio and Jean Banks. Photo by David Bills|
Cavanaugh began his professional career at age 12. Accomplished in several instruments, he has entertained throughout the U.S. and Europe. He met pop music icon Billy Joel while performing at the famed New York New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and was soon offered the lead role in "Movin' Out," a rock and roll dance musical based on Joel's music choreographed by Twyla Tharp. Cavanaugh, whose performance in the hit Broadway show earned him a Tony nomination, has also recorded some of his original songs with Grammy Award winning producer, Phil Ramone.