Michéal Castaldo (born September 25, 1962) is an Italian-born classical crossover tenor, music producer and composer.
Castaldo started his voice studies with maestro Pisapia, a protégé of the Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso. Castaldo graduated from Oakwood Collegiate Institute in Toronto and Berklee College of Music in Boston (1986).
In 1989, Castaldo was named an Abe Olman Scholarship Award recipient by the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Castaldo wrote and produced “Goin’ Krazy” which was released by José Feliciano 1994, which entered the Billboard dance chart.
Castaldo has recorded six solo studio albums. His third album Aceto was released in 2010. The album includes 14 classic and 2 original Italian songs. He recorded an Italian version of “Hallelujah” on the album. A video of the song was filmed in Toronto, Canada, in December 2010 by filmmaker Greg Riccio Jr. supporting the Free Hugs Campaign to promote random acts of kindness.
In addition to his singing and songwriting career, Castaldo is a successful entrepreneur. In 2000, Castaldo rebuilt his childhood home in Calabria, Italy, upgrading it into a rental villa. In 2004 he founded the first olive oil cooperative in New York City. The coop provides the quality extra virgin olive oil direct from Famiglia Pellegrino, the family’s olive orchard in Calabria, Italy.