Michael Vanhevel is a Canadian international performer and recording artist, specializing in the crooners and songbirds of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. His passion, charisma and stunning vocal ability have made him a sought after talent, and those who have seen him perform have been quick to liken him to worldwide giants like Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Michael Buble.
One of his mentors, the late great Canadian legend Howard Cable called him “an absolute star-to-be”, and as well as being a dear friend, wrote Michael a full-length, one man symphony show called “The Best of The Crooners” which toured across Canada.
Juno award nominated, Canadian musician, recording artist and fellow Southwestern Ontario native Emm Gryner has worked with Michael on several occasions and has made note of his “natural charisma and stage presence” and has said that (Michael Vanhevel) “is this generation’s Frank Sinatra”.
Florence Henderson of Broadway and television acclaim, who worked with Michael in Petrolia, Ontario while performing her one woman show had been very impressed with him, and had praised his talent as host of a one night Cabaret in her honor.
Emmy award winner, and stage actress Michael Learned worked very closely with Michael in putting together her one woman show “Miss Michael – In Conversation with Michael Learned”. She called him “very talented”, “an old soul” and greatly admired his passion for people, music and the arts.
Michael Vanhevel continues to perform internationally in concerts, self-written shows, collaborative projects and various recordings, in between spending time at home in Petrolia, Ontario with his beautiful wife and talented painter Keely, and his wonderful son Clark.