John-Michael d’Haviland is a collaborative pianist, musical director, audition and musical theatre repertoire coach. He relocated to Atlanta, in 2014, from Washington, DC where he served as Director of Choral and Vocal Studies at Georgetown Day High School, guest music director at American University and was an adjunct choral director for the Washington Youth Choir.
An award-winning music director, John-Michael has worked at the Keegan Theatre (DC), and at Arena Stage (DC) and Round House Theater (MD) as a musical theater and vocal instructor. REGIONAL MUSIC DIRECTION CREDITS include — A Little Night Music, Follies, Dreamgirls, Spring Awakening (VA); Cabaret, (The Keegan Theatre, DC); Caroline, or Change, Ain’t Misbehavin’, (NextStop Theatre, VA); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, Marat/Sade, Rent, (American University, DC); Nero/Pseudo, (WSC Avant Bard, VA); Rocket Boys, (The Legacy Theatre, GA), Violet, (Act3 Productions, GA). Also active as a musical theater performer, his stage credits include Coalhouse Walker, Jr., (Ragtime), Noah “Horse” Simmons, (The Full Monty), Jake (Side Show), Eddie Mackrel (The Wild Party, LaChiusa) and Tom Collins (Rent).
John-Michael is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Federation of Musicians. He earned a BA in Music (Piano) and a MA in Music (Choral Conducting) from George Mason University.
Interview with VoyageATL