American Idol’s Michael Orland Spreads Kindness Through Music

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Music Director and vocal coach Michael Orland talks working on American Idol, the secret to longevity in the entertainment industry, random acts of kindness and more.

Michael Orland is a music director, pianist, arranger, vocal coach, songwriter and overall champion of dreams! He’s best known for serving as the Music Director and Vocal Coach on 16 seasons of American Idol. During his time on Idol he worked with countless powerhouse talents, accompanied contestants on various shows like Ellen and the TODAY show, and even produced singles like God Bless the U.S.A. and What the World Needs Now Is Love. Michael has also worked on shows like America’s Got Talent, Little Big Shots and American Juniors.

He plays and conducts for celebrities like Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Holliday, Barry Manilow, Katharine McPhee, and so many more… and has collaborated with other legends like Jennifer Lopez, Elton John and Dolly Parton.

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