Evan Tyrone Martin

Chicago based actor, singer, performer.

Upcoming shows:

It’s almost here — and tickets are going FAST!! In just one month, Evan and the band will hit the road and begin the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas! Our tour begins the DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING in Portland, Oregon and we’ll begin traveling down the West Coast spreading Christmas cheer! Stay tuned to THIS PAGE or check the INSTAGRAM LINK BELOW for more information on tour locations, dates, and tickets!

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Unforgettable: Falling in Love with Nat King cole
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Chicago leading man Evan Tyrone Martin (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, DREAMGIRLS, SIDE SHOW) warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole. Chicago Tribune calls Martin “Destined for Stardom: One of the Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre,” and BCR News praises, "Martin's vocal ease would have done Nat King Cole proud." Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. Classic tunes include “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “L-O-V-E,” and “Smile.”

Michael Ingersoll, Producer

Michael Ingersoll, Producer

Michael Ingersoll's: Artists Lounge live!

ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE is a dynamic concert series featuring popular music of yesterday performed by tremendous talent of today. Rising stars of stage and screen shine in intimate and emotional evenings of story and song.

We are dedicated to serving audiences across the nation, bringing acts from America's entertainment capitals to communities of all sizes. We believe in the restorative power of live entertainment. 


The Artists Lounge Live series is curated by producer/performer Michael Ingersoll. Ingersoll won acclaim portraying Nick Massi of the Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning smash hit JERSEY BOYS. He originated the role for the First National Tour playing to sold-out crowds in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago for over 1300 performances. After hanging up the signature red jacket, he donned a sharkskin suit as a founding member of PBS retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp. He toured both nationally and internationally with the quartet, on the success of their multiple PBS concert specials which aired in  in over 100 million homes nationwide.

"Performing in popular projects for millions of audience members is both a privilege and an education," says Ingersoll. He uniquely combines his performance experience with a deep-seated passion for connecting people with positive, life-affirming entertainment. As a producer, Ingersoll creates concert events with both performing arts and philanthropic organizations including American Cancer Society, United Way, and Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. His collaborations have raised over 2 million dollars in charitable funds.

Tim Evans, Executive Producer of Chicago's renowned Northlight Theatre attests, “The participation of Michael Ingersoll and his associate artists in live fundraising at our Galas has yielded the two highest live auction grosses in Northlight’s history. His combination of entertainment, audience engagement, fundraising savvy, and sheer charm is now becoming the gold standard in the Chicago arts scene for successful live fundraising. And the fact that Michael believes and expresses his belief in the importance of the arts and arts education makes him authentic and the real deal.”

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