Michael Henry

Michael Henry is a high baritone vocalist and composer, spanning styles from soul and R&B to contemporary classical.
He has spent most of 2009 as vocal arranger, musical director and cast member at the National Theatre on the play Death & The King’s Horseman.
He has also just composed the mini-opera Circus Tricks, in which he appears as Jack the Knife, for Tête-à-Tête’s 2009 Opera Festival
in Hammersmith’s Riverside Studios, London.

Events of 2008 include a series of performances as soloist in Scott Walker’s Drifting and Tilting at the Barbican Theatre.
Michael also appeared as featured vocalist in two European Capital of Culture ceremonies that year, the handover from Stavanger to
Vilnius to a live audience of over 25,000, and the opening of Linz, for which he also co-composed the music, Rocket Symphony for 500 voices and fireworks.

Prior to that, Michael sang the Tenor part in the world première of Mark Anthony Turnage’s About Water at the Queen Elizabeth
Hall and has been vocal arranger and performer on a recent BBC Symphony Orchestra project for Radio 3, commemorating the work of Charles Ives.

Michael is presently a full-time member of pop acapella group Flying Pickets and contemporary classical vocal ensemble The Shout.
He is also top-line writer and featured vocalist for DJ groups Casino and “Butcherd” Beats, both of whom release their debut albums in 2009.