Comedian, Singer, Actress, Impressionist, Author, and Composer
Winner of an Outer Critic Circle Award and a Drama League Award for her debut in Catskills On Broadway, Marilyn Michaels is America’s premier woman of a thousand faces and voices. From the time she starred as Fannie Brice in the national company of Funny Girl, garnering rave reviews throughout the country, and through her…
Winner of an Outer Critic Circle Award and a Drama League Award for her debut in Catskills On Broadway, Marilyn Michaels is America’s premier woman of a thousand faces and voices. From the time she starred as Fannie Brice in the national company of Funny Girl, garnering rave reviews throughout the country, and through her debut on the Emmy winning television series, The Kopykats, Marilyn has become familiar to fans all over the world.
She is known to audiences by her countless appearances on such television shows as The Tonight Show, Regis and Kathie Lee, Lifestyles with Robin Leach, The Today Show, Sally Jesse Raphael and The Howard Stem Show. Ed Sullivan Show, Sullivan on Broadway,The Dean Martin Show, Dean Martin Roasts,Name of the Game with Sammy Davis, etc…
Marilyn has brought her gift for satire and her powerful singing style to such diverse venues as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, starring at Harrahs hotel in the dazzling revue, Broadway Ballyhoo. Known as a “tripple threat performer” she is one of the few performers in show business who can be seen hosting a standup show such as Girls Night Out for Lifetime or dealing with topical and pertinent social issues as host of CNBC’S Talk Live. Then in the blink of an eye, you will catch her doing a commercial for Diet 7Up or appearing in concert at Town Hall or The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse in what she views as her true root talent, that of a singer. Then there are those who know Marilyn’s theatrical heritage and have heard her sing in five different languages, or caught her performing with her mother the famed female Cantoress, Fraydele Oysher. She guested on the PBS special Another Mitzvah, along with Alan King and Erica Jong, and hosted WLIW television’s Awards in Excellence Gala.
Marilyn began her career singing with her mother, Fraydele, when she was seven. At the age of 15 she was soloist in her father’s choir, the late Metropolitan Opera basso, Harold Sternberg. The cantor was her uncle, the legendary Moishe Oysher. It was through this musical heritage that Marilyn honed her ear for sounds, dialects and languages.. Her character portrayals have been seen on such national shows as Spelling/Goldberg’s The Love Boat, and as a guest star on the soaper One Life To Live. Her rendition of Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand singing via split screen on an NBC Award show has become a cult favorite. She has appeared with the Philadelphia and Long Island symphonies, as well as displaying versatility as a narrator with multiple personalities in the Emmy winning Reading Rainbow for PBS (Gregory the Terrible Eater) as well as the narration for the audio book, Frankly Scarlett, I Do Give A Damn (Harper Collins)
A many facetted woman , Marilyn is an accomplished painter whose landscape paintings and celebrity artworks have shown in New York and Palm Beaches finest galleries. Her art poster, The Fabulous Blondes (E Channel, Celebrity Homes) depicts a mural consisting of filmdom’s movie goddesses.
Marilyn’s CD’s include, Voices (30 characters and voices) An Oysher Heritage, (timeless Yiddish and Hebrew duets with her great Uncle, Cantor Moishe Oysher and Mother Fraydele Oysher) A Mother’s Voice, (title song by Marvin Hamlisch and Alan and Marilyn Bergman) singing with her son MARK, and her most recent CD, Marilyn Michaels… Wonderful At Last. This current CD contains original songs written by Marilyn for the musical, ALYSS, based on Alice Through the Looking Glass, as well as the Great American Song book. The inner liner notes quote Broadway composer of Funny Girl and Gypsy, Jule Styne…”Marilyn , you’re a thrilling talent.”
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
An Evening With Marilyn Michaels
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