About Me

C. Michael Perry — was born in Colorado and raised in Chicago. He found the theatre in High School and has made a living in theatre, film and television since then. He has worked major network television shows, including the original Donny and Marie Show for ABC, and many commercials, and several shows for PBS and ABC, along with two independent films.

I was a High School teacher for 13 years, loving every minute of it. There is nothing as fulfilling as seeing a young person grasp a concept and run with it. But other opportunities called, and seeing the coming intrusion of the Federal Government, I opted out of Education as a profession. Some of the photos on the home page are my students.

As an Actor/Performer he has played in front of live audiences from Chicago to Utah to Canada to Germany and Italy in various plays and musicals. He has received acting awards for his many leading and supporting roles.

He has served as Director for over 40 shows on the Community, Educational and Professional level.

As a Choreographer he has prepared over 50 productions.

His Musical Direction and Vocal Coaching have won accolades.

He has won awards for lighting and scenic designs in community theatre and on the high school level.

He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BA in Theatre.

He is the Composer and/or Playwright of over fifty plays and musicals including “CINDERABBIT” for PBS, which won an Emmy Award and a “Best Of The West” Public Television award. Most of his plays and award winning musicals have been produced across the nation and many have been produced internationally. Many are also published. Several titles include,  FAUNTLEROY!, KEWPIE!,  OF BABYLON, TURN THE GAS BACK ON!,  TOM SAWYER, ONSTAGE!,  THE ANOINTED, CHRISTMAS DREAMS, CRICKET ON THE HEARTH, LITTLE PRINCESS, HEIDI, DANIEL, FRANK’N STYNE, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE  SAGA OF SASQUATCH C’LONE, WILD DUCKS, CHRISTMAS ON THE BLUE, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, HOW THE WEST WAS DONE, JEDEDIAH!, THE BALLAD OF PARLEY P!, LET THERE BE LOVE, ROSE!, THE TEMPEST MUSICAL, COMING HOME: A Christmas Story, AND ENCHANTED APRIL: A Musical, and three adapted and edited Shakespeare titles: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, JULIUS CAESAR: A CONFEDERATE CONSPIRACY, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, among others.

For thirty years, until its sale in 2008, he was President of Encore Performance Publishing of Orem and Salt Lake City, Utah, which he founded — a publisher of plays and musicals for amateur, educational and professional markets, now owned by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. Some of his titles represented there are: ENTERTAINING MARK TWAIN, THE APPLE KINGDOM, CURSES, FOILED AGAIN!, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY,  SNOW WHITE AND THE MIRACLE OF MIRADOR, RUMPELSTILTSKIN,  and ANNE with an ‘e’ – THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL; as well as edited and adapted Shakespeare titles: HAMLET, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TEMPEST.

He also worked as the VP of Sales and Marketing for General Theatrical Supply of Salt Lake City.

His most recent ventures include: BOOK PUBLISHERS: Leicester Bay Books & Zion BookWorks; PLAY PUBLISHERS AND PERFORMANCE RIGHTS LICENSING FOR OVER 100 AUTHORS: Leicester Bay Theatricals & Zion Theatricals; and MUSIC PUBLISHER: Shining Sharon Music.

He has also done freelance writing for Scottsdale MultiMedia, a company out of Arizona.

He  is the Author of two fantasy adventure series: DANIEL LIGHT AND THE CHILDREN OF THE ORB; and WEMBLEY TEWKES ON THE EDGES OF TIME, plus other books and novels.

He is or has been a member of Theta Alpha Phi, The Educational Theatre Association, The International Thespian Society, Associated Latter-day Media Artists (ALMA), Christians In Theatre Arts, The Texas Educational Theatre Association, The Utah Theatre Association, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, Ohio Community Theatre Association, Southwest Theatre Association, The American Alliance for Theatre In Education and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He has served as the President of the Theatre Guild Of Utah Valley in central Utah.

He makes his home in Newport, Maine with his wife Sharon. His son Jon-Christopher, and his daughters, Jessica and Janalynn and Joelle are out on their own; married and such!

 

  • Here is a link to download a PDF document that contains my full, itemized writing list of musicals, plays, books, and songs. CompositionsLIST

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