Acting and Voice Over:
Mike Castoro was a featured guest voice actor on the sketch comedy YouTube series Most Popular Girls in School. Improv, in live practice and in workshops through Second City have proved invaluable to his acting process and comedic writing. His wide vocal range in singing has been a great asset in playing young teen voices to adult voices believably. Mike has been a huge supporter of local talent and made his "bari-tenor" voice available in developments of music productions, video game workshops for students and LGTBQ+ story telling. You may also hear Mr. Castoro’s voice narrations of various educational resources for Marotta Dental Studio and local businesses phone trees. He loves to explore local made boutique microphones for variations on tone for voice, singing and musical recordings.
Mike Castoro’s trained in language and vocal technique from actor /Met Opera star Anthony Laciura. It helped earn acclaim by the Polish digest Tygodnik Polonijny for his interpretation of Chopin songs sung in both French and Polish. Mike's vocal skills earned him in a spot as the youngest regular soloist of the prestigious Musica Viva of New York where he was featured soloist for over 3 years. Other musical highlights include: the featured leads in local productions of The Gondoliers and The Scarlet Pimpernel, the roles of Goro and Yamadori in New York Lyric Opera’s Madama Butterfly.
He was Assistant Music Director and resident soloist of Grace Church of Long Island for over 5 years. Prior to that, as a tenor soloist through LIU tours of England, Ireland, Wales, Spain, and France singing Art Song, Arias and Choral works in Russian, French, Italian, German and Czech. He has enjoyed mentoring and coaching for over 15 years. Mike also composes as he is work-shopping his musical Crossing Lines, a musical based on cross dressing soldiers during the Civil War in the USA. Mike had one of his themes featured for New York Dramatic Voices broadcasts and fundraiser.
You can find Mike Castoro streaming weekly on Twitch under MikesTwitchName and singing/performing Top 40 and various rock or pop songs on YouTube Channel MikeDoesCovers and accompanying himself on guitar or piano. He also likes to practice different instruments like Violin or Sax when time allows.
Home Studio is sound-treated with:
-Sound foam on walls and ceiling
-Audimute sound treatment curtains (one with green screen for background editing)
-Hard wired internet (Around 100D/L, 30 U/L)
-Webcam for session work(both Mac and Windows if needed)
-MOTU2 M2 interface
-Alternate between boutique mics and my 'old faithful' Audiotechnica 2020AT(Condenser mics, Phantom powered, not USB).
Anything else needing clarification, please don't hesitate to reach out!