Michael B. Broadhurst, bass-baritone, sang with the Virginia Opera for eight seasons where he performed various small roles in more than 250 shows. He performed with the TodiMusicFest in opera productions of Nabucco, Lucia di Lammermoor and Manon Lescaut in which he was the Ship’s Captain. In addition, he sang with the Virginia Symphony Chorus for 15 seasons. Michael appeared as Oberon in excerpts from Midsummer Night’s Dream staged as a collaborative effort of the Bay Youth Orchestra and the Virginia Children’s Chorus. Michael is the principal bass-baritone at First Presbyterian Church - Portsmouth and also solos in various other churches in Tidewater. In his capacity as Town Crier, Michael has rung and proclaimed messages for the City of Portsmouth, The Virginia International Tattoo, NATO, the Olde Towne Scottish Walk and various private functions.
Continuing his love of music, Michael is the owner/operator of Mike's Mobile Mics, a mobile recording studio that affords Michael the opportunity to associate with some of the finest musicians around. Go to: www.MikesMobileMics.com.
Michael serves as a director on the Boards of the Rotary Club of Portsmouth and the Tidewater Winds. He is President of Financial Counselors of Virginia, Inc., a wealth management firm based in Portsmouth. Michael and his wife Edna have a daughter and two grandchildren and live in Portsmouth.
Left: Leading the troops in a rousing chorus of God Save the King
Right: Talking with Col. William Crawford, founder of the Towne of Portsmouth