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Michael Rider: This ‘Ol House: Stories of a City Bear, Country Queen

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Michael Rider encores his nightclub debut with the story of his odyssey from the family farm in Central Pennsylvania to the metropolis of New York City. This Ol House: Stories of a City Bear, Country Queen is a collection of stories and songs detailing Rider’s journey of discovery from an awkward, out-of-place, gay boy in the country to an out, openly fabulous queen in the city. Rider shares his story through the songs of Stuart Hamblen, Jerry Herman, Henry Mancini, Stephen Sondheim, Jimmy Webb, and more. Originally performed at Chelsea Table + Stage on February 9, 2024, the show is directed by Lina Koutrakos with musical director Tracy Stark on piano, Skip Ward on bass, Mike Rosengarten on guitar, and David Silliman on drums.

Michael Rider is a voice teacher, coach, performer, and music director with a specialty in music theater and cabaret techniques and the development of the music theater / CCM voice. He has been teaching in his private studio in New York City for nearly 15 years. He runs Your Broadway Voice ( and the Michael Rider Voice Studio (

Riders work focuses on professional performers and the emerging professional, helping to bridge the gap from the collegiate music theater programs to the wider world of theater production. He also works with non-binary and trans performers, helping them to find their true voices as they navigate the current landscape of the rapidly changing music theater world. Rider also has extensive experience working with actors who are primarily dancers, helping them find ways to combine the physical requirements of dancing and the vocal demands of diverse shows.

The Green Room 42 (Inside YOTEL, Fourth Floor), 570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $22 – $52 / food and beverages available (no minimum)


May 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Green Room 42
570 Tenth Ave 4th floor of the Yotel
New York, NJ 10036 United States
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