He reaches a broad audience with clarity, insight, passion, and humor.

"He brings enormous energy, wit, and authority. He has the stage presence  of a performer with an expert’s command of his subject matter.”

Susan Dodge Peters
Curator of Education
    Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester



He doesn’t sing and he doesn’t dance, but he knows all there is to know about American popular music.

“Michael Lasser is a walking encyclopedia of…American song.”

Jeff Tyzik
Principal Pops Conductor
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra




His new book, a companion volume to the first, has just been released:

America's Songs II: from the 1890's to the Post-War Years

More songs and stories about the Great American Songbook

His 2006 book, co-authored with Philip Furia is still in print

America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of  Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley


American Songs Book Cover    American Songs II Cover

A note from Michael Lasser:  "I'm very gratified that Mary Ellin Barrett, Irving Berlin's daughter, has written me to say how wonderfully the books bring her father and his songs to life."

with his nationally-syndicated public radio show, Fascinatin’ Rhythm

in talks and concerts at museums, universities, and libraries all over the country.

Home | About Michael | In Print | On Radio | In Person-Talks | In Person-Concerts | References | Contact