Stage Manager, Performer
( b. circa 1927 - d. Jul 08, 2011 Woodland Hills, California, USA ) Male
Paul Michael began his professional career as an opera singer after studying voice with Metropolitan Opera star John Brownlee. He worked with independent opera companies in New York until he won a co-starring role with Judy Holliday in the hit musicalBells Are Ringing in 1956. Besides having a brief career in television and film, Paul Michael shined in his major Broadway roles including Whoop Up, 13 Daughters , Bajour , Do Re Me , Tovarich , Fade Out - Fade In , Arturo Ui , Zorba and Man of La Mancha. In those shows, he worked with the likes of Vivien Leigh, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Ginger Rogers, Don Ameche, Phil Silvers, Christopher Plummer, Marilyn Maxwell, Melina Mercouri and Richard Kiley. In his most resent years he starred in productions at the San Diego's Globe and Kansas City's New Theatre with his companion of 23 years, Marion Ross.