Michelle Rohl ROX!

The Smith Center

See Las Vegas powerhouse vocalist Michelle Rohl in her long awaited solo show, Michelle Rohl Rox! Michelle has enjoyed a storied career, starring in countless Las Vegas productions including Legends in Concert (tribute to Janis Joplin), Playboy's Girls of Rock & Roll and the Clint Holmes Show. A 2011 inductee into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she will be burnin' down the house with her unique vocal renditions of Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin all under the musical direction of Emmy Award Nominee and Cabaret Jazz favorite Lon Bronson. Rock out with Michelle along with special guests Lark Williams, Phil Wigfall, Nina DiGregorio Licata and more!

Legends In Concert

Biography

Michelle is ecstatic to join the Legends in Concert Las Vegas Cast as Janis Joplin - her “soul inspiration” causes her to be best known for her soulful, edgy rock voice.

Michelle Rohl, Singer/Songwriter began her Journey to recognition in the Music Industry singing rock and roll right out of high school and hasn’t stopped perfecting her craft since. An original founder of one of Las Vegas’ earliest original bands “Sailon” and co-creator of Playboy’s Girls of Rock and Roll, she is Las Vegas Rock and Roll royalty inducted into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

LLike many Las Vegas performers she also supports her passion for performing as a successful Realtor. Her music career continues to keep her busy singing and performing live extensively locally, nationally and internationally passionately handling the roles of principle singer, master of ceremonies, and celebrity tribute artist, never stopping to bring love, joy and fun to millions.

Her credits include: Internationally released a gold status album to the European market with BMG recording band self-titled “The Immigrants”. Her local Las Vegas credits include rock bands Sailon and Nite Skool, The Lon Bronson All Star Band, Playboy’s Girls of Rock & Roll, Crazy Girls, Hot Lips, The Clint Holmes Show, Legends in Concert, American Superstars. Going way back to her LA credits which include singing with Quiet Riot on two of their albums, and on one David Hasselhoff album, featured singer in the Bonnie Tyler video “I Need A Hero”, appearing with Ben E. King and Bob Geldoff on Solid Gold. She also starred as a nproduction singer on Carnival Cruise Lines “The Inspiration”.

She continues to write and record inspirational Posi-Music (Positive Music) in the music ministry at Unity of Las Vegas. In her career as a celebrity tribute artist she has paid tribute to Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Cindy Lauper. Her efforts to “level-up” her tribute to Janis will be evident as she transports you into the song catalog of this amazing artist, who passed too young and gave us so much.

Las Vegas Sun

Legends In Concert Debuts New Lineup

Michelle Rohl performs as Janis Joplin during a debut of new tribute artists in the Legends in Concert show at the Flamingo Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. The new cast will perform through May 11.

Las Vegas Informer

Michelle Rohl to rock out The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 26

 

Las Vegas powerhouse vocalist Michelle Rohl will be bringing her long-awaited solo show, “Michelle Rohl Rox!” to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 26.

Michelle is a singer, songwriter and celebrity tribute artist began her journey to right out of high school as an original member of one of Las Vegas’ earliest original rock bands Sailon. She was inducted into the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Michelle has enjoyed an amazing career performing on albums with Quiet Riot, Bonnie Tyler and David Hasselhoff. She has also starred in countless Las Vegas productions including most recently “Legends in Concert” (with a tribute to Janis Joplin), “Playboy’s Girls of Rock & Roll” and “Crazy Girls, American Superstars” as well as with Clint Holmes.  In her career as a celebrity impersonator, Michelle has paid tribute to Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Bonnie Raitt, Grace Slick and Cindy Lauper.

She will be performing her unique vocal renditions of Janis Joplin, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and her own unique style under the musical direction of Emmy Award-nominee and Cabaret Jazz favorite Lon Bronson. Special guests will include Lark Williams, Phil Wigfall, Marcus Vann and Nina DiGregorio Licata with very special guests original Sailon members Andy Matteucci and Braxton Pacatte.

Michelle also continues to write and record inspirational Posi-Music (Positive Music) as part of the ministry of Unity of Las Vegas.

Michelle Rohl will be performing in “Michelle Rohl Rox!” to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 26. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets are by calling the box office at (702) 749-2000

Review Journal Las Vegas, NV

Singer Michelle Rohl flashing back to the ’80s

Dust off the 25-year-old puns: Michelle Rohl will rock again tonight.

If you know her, you were probably here in the early ’80s, when the valley had about a third of its current population and the Review-Journal’s showguide had two dozen listings.

That made even the little shows proportionately bigger. And when little ones sported names like “Burlesque-A-Poppin’,” only one of them rocked: “Playboy’s Girls of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”

Rohl sang for the show’s five-year run at the Maxim starting in 1985 and organized a cast reunion today at the Bootlegger Bistro. About 55 performers signed up for the private party (later to spill over to the public side of the eatery). They plan to restage numbers from the show for spouses and guests.

“We were like a family. There was a lot of partying. It was the ’80s,” Rohl says with a laugh.

Indeed, the show’s most famous alumnus, George Lopez, once said the Playboy show nearly stalled his career. “We were out all night and slept all day. I had no responsibilities,” Lopez noted. “You know why I left? One weekend I went shopping for a pinkie ring.”

“Girls” also was a resume credit for impressionist Louise DuArt, talk show host Jenny Jones and Valentino, later known as “The Masked Magician” on TV specials revealing magic secrets.

“They let us be ourselves. We had lots of freedom,” Rohl says. “They kind of trusted us to just do what we do.”

Rohl will sing the Eurythmics’ “Would I Lie to You?” today, just as she did when both the show and the song were new. That seemed more remarkable back when Dean Martin and Bobby Vinton still headlined.

It’s also hard to imagine now, if you’ve been to the Playboy Club at the Palms, that Hugh Hefner was indifferent to this early experiment in branding. Rohl says it was producer Dennis Levinson who convinced the company to license a live version of a rock video that featured Rohl and co-star Debra Rae.

For Rohl, the video and live show were highlights of an almost-famous career. “We all made great money,” she says of the step up from playing the Moby Grape or the Troubador with the local rock band Sailon.

She was in a Bonnie Tyler video, had a boyfriend who played bass for Quiet Riot — he wasn’t the original, but still — and was treated like a star on the Strip. “We were spoiled,” she says of that less-cluttered landscape.

Rohl went on to impersonate Bonnie Raitt in “Legends”-type shows and now works as an executive assistant for MGM Resorts. “I always joke that I sing once a quarter (lately at the Bootlegger Bistro). I have a 9-year-old now, and I don’t really like being out every night.”

But tonight, the little show lives again, as big as an ’80s hairdo.

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at mweatherford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0288.