Artists & Productions

MICHAEL has conceived, consulted, written and/or directed shows for artists like  Shayna Steele (Taylor Swift, Rhianna), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye),  Billy Porter (Tony winner), Branden James  (America’s Got Talent) and Deepak Sethi (Family Guy) in addition to numerous Grammy and Oscar winners and variety acts.

 

Creating and mounting over thirty original productions for cabarets, revue shows and high-tech spectaculars, he also brought international licensing to the live stage with shows like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!©, Siegfried & Roy© and Soul Train©, creating a PR, advertising and merchandising product unsurpassed by competing properties.

 

Currently Michael puts his stamp on stage and televised events with Jerry Seinfeld, Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, John Travolta, Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand, The Muppets, Robert DeNiro, Diana Ross, Derek and Julianne Hough. 

 

 

THEATRICAL

BRANDEN JAMES IN CONCERT (Tour)
LEGENDS IN CONCERT (Las Vegas)
THE NAKED MAGICIANS (Las Vegas)
THE CORNER OF SYMPHONY & SOUL  (Los Angeles)
RED HOT BLACK & BLUES  (Atlantic City)
THE DIVAS OF BROADWAY  (New York)
KARMELA IN CONCERT (New York)
SHOWGIRLS: A LIFE IN FEATHERS & RHINESTONES (Las Vegas)
STEVE BRUNER: SIMPLE (Comedy Central Stage)
JAI RODRIGUEZ TONIGHT  (Los Angeles)
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS (Reno)
CRYSTAL JUBILEE HOLIDAY ON ICE  (Toronto)
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT CIRCUS SIDESHOW  (Biloxi)
LAUGH RIOT  (Minneapolis)
SIEGFRIED & ROY PRESENTS (Tour)
SOUL TRAIN LIVE  (Cruise Lines)
MERV GRIFFIN’S COCONUT GROVE  (Corporate)
PUPPET-UALLY YOURS  (Corporate)
BURLESQUE BERZERK  (Corporate)
ZIEGFELD’S FOLLY (New York)
FROM BACH TO BIEBER  (Tour)
SHAYNA STEELE @ FEZ  (New York)
JEWICIDAL TENDENCIES  (Tour)
JUKEBOX JEWELS WITH CHUBBY CHECKER (Tour)
PHYLLIS HYMAN: A TRIBUTE TO LIFE & SONG  (Apollo)
HEAVENLY BODIES  (Atlantic City)
PHILADELPHIA 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
1 VOICE (Royal Caribbean)
IMPROV INFUSED  (Chicago)
SOUNDS OF THE CITY  (Sands Casino)
MICHAEL JACKSON 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (New York City)

 

 

AWARD SHOWS & RED CARPET EVENTS

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS / GOLDEN GLOBES
CLIVE DAVIS PRE-GRAMMY CONCERT
WALT DISNEY AWARDS
BETTY WHITE’s DOG HERO AWARDS
FORBES LUXURY SUMMIT
ASCAP AWARDS
OSCAR NOMINEE LUNCHEON
LEGENDS OF AVIATION
THE 43RD ANNUAL MAGICAL ARTS AWARDS
BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER GALA
THE THIRST GALA
NATIONAL DANCERS SOCIETY
COACH ARTS
BEVERLY HILTON’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY
UNION MISSION
SDT CENTENNIAL CONVENTION
BEVERLY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT BLACK & WHITE GALA
ACG GLOBAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE with Richard Branson

 

 

 

FILM & TV: Outsourced & Original

COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS
GOODNIGHT AMERICA!
DISNEY’s ANDI MACK
THE PASEK & PAUL SHOW
PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE: LIVE FROM The APOLLO
COLLEGE COOKING
THE CONRAD CAVALCADE
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
THE VENTRILOQUIST
ABC’S GOING DEEPAK
WONDERTOWN
THE TOMATO LOUNGE
HUNK*MANIA: THE REALITY SHOW
BECKA AND THE BIG BUBBLE
WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOOD
YICKEE-DOODLE
ZOEY ZOOLOGY
HEEL ME
MISS RICHFIELD 1981
THE PINK ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM
CJ AND PEANUT
MAKING THE MOVE

 

 

 

LITERARY

Jokes a for the Comedy Central Roasts, Ellen Degeneres, Chelsea Handler, Joshua Rush, Teri Polo, Lance Burton, Lisa Lampanelli, Real Time with Bill Maher, Joan Rivers’s “Fashion Police”, David Letterman and social media feeds. As well as coverage writing for numerous shows.

 

Crash & Bernstein – Disney
Going Deepak – ABC
Whitney – NBC
Don Bluth Animation
Late Show with David Letterman – CBS
Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO
Phyllis Hyman Tribute at The Apollo – Apollo Productions
Clive Davis Grammy Gala – Clive Davis Prods. / CBS
Stuffed and Unstrung – Jim Henson Company / A & E
LG commercial campaign – Y&R New York
Late Night @ Sundance – Sundance Channel
Jameson’s First Shot – Kevin Spacey / Trigger Street Productions.
Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Concert – David Gest Prods.
Pasek & Paul Show – TBS Online
Varsity Cooking – MTVU
Goodnight America – Comedy Central Online
Legends of Aviation – History Channel
Evening Magazine – KYW-TV3
Dance Party USA – Nise Productions / USA Network
Parks & Recreation Viral Campaign – NBC
Celebrity Boxing – FOX
Heel Me – Tryon Prods. / Oxygen Network
JVC Jumbo Tron Music Video – NBTV Inc. / JVC Electronics
Groovy Babies – John Madden’s Goal Line Studios / Hasbro Network

 

LIVE EVENTS

America’s Got Talent tours (and individual act development)
Cirque Berzerk – Royal Caribbean Productions
Donald Trump Birthday Celebration – Trump Entertainment (seasonal)
It Gets Better Concert – Adam Shankman / The Trevor Project
Siegfried & Roy Presents – Kenneth Feld Entertainment
Liza’s Back! – David Gest Prods.
American Bandstand Live – Dick Clark Productions
Wayne Brady’s “Making *&$! Up” – Venitian, Las Vegas
Steve Bruner: SIMPLE – Comedy Central Stage
Philadelphia 4th of July Spectacular – City of Philadelphia
The Broadway Boys Tour – Jesse Nager / Broadway League
32 Greg Thompson Productions [Multi-themed revue shows in Las Vegas, Reno, Biloxi, Bermuda, Monte Carlo, Atlantic City]

 

COMEDIC EDITORIALS & Publishing

  • USA Today
  • Huffington Post
  • Puppet Life
  • Laugh Spin
  • SAG-AFTRA
  • “BREAKING OUT OF SHOW BUSINESS” (Post Hill Publishing)

 

 

 

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