Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Reviews for Mike as Music Director of "Once"

Here are a couple lovely reviews Mike received from the Richmond, VA area press for his Music Direction of Once the Musical at Virginia Repertory Theatre!

Click on the title to read the whole article!


BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's Hypnotic ONCE is One of the Region's Best Musicals in Years
by Jeremy Bustin

"ONCE features triple, possibly quadruple-threat, Broadway-caliber talent. Almost every member of (the) supremely gifted and charming cast doubles as the orchestra, playing down-on-the-corner instruments like fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, drums and more. Some even playing multiple instruments. The group never misses a single note under the expert musical direction of J. Michael Zygo. The reprise of "Gold," sung in perfect acapella, is something really special."  

"Each member of the cast has spotlight moments. Musical Director J. Michael Zygo, from the original Broadway cast, is featured as the Emcee and has a gorgeous solo during "The Moon.""


"Virginia Rep’s heartwarming “Once” is theatrical gold" 
by Claire Boswell

"J. Michael Zygo's musical direction is perfect, and the vocal harmonies in these songs are achingly beautiful. All of the songs are beautiful, but standouts for me included "If You Want Me," "Gold (A Capella)," which was, for me, the best moment in this show, and, of course, "Falling Slowly.""


Jill has been teaching Young Artist Improvisation Workshops and Acting Classes for the School of Performing Arts at Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre

There are more classes coming up! Click HERE or on any of the other links for more information and class schedules!

(upcoming Sept. 2019)

Mike will be Directing, Music Directing, and Re-Staging Original Choreography for the upcoming National Tour of "Once" for Apex Touring. 

Tour dates and locations to come!

If you'd like to audition click HERE for the Audition Information or please email me at jmichaelzygo@yahoo.com!!!

Jill is currently serving as Co-Music Director 

Come join us for a service!!

(upcoming July 2019)

Mike is so proud to be DIRECTING  ONCE at Pittsburgh CLO  this summer! Shows are from July 30 - August 4. You read that correctly, 8 SHOWS in 6 DAYS!! Quick run but the cast and team is going to be... let's say... memorable.

April 2019

Mike is currently performing in Once the Musical at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA until Sunday April 14th! He's reprising his role of Emcee which he performed in NYC for the entire Broadway and Off-Broadway runs of Once. He's also serving as Music Director, Associate Choreographer, Music Captain, and Dance Captain. Wearing many hats but having an incredible time being back in Once land!!!