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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.
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. 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.
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. He has been produced across the nation and internationally. Some of his published titles include, FAUNTLEROY!, OF BABYLON, CURSES, FOILED AGAIN!, TOM SAWYER, ONSTAGE!, and ANNE with an 'e' - THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL . ENCHANTED APRIL: A Musical is his newest project.
Memberships include: Theta Alpha Phi, The Educational Theatre Association, The International Thespian Society, Christians In Theatre Arts, The Texas Educational Theatre Association, The Utah Theatre Association, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, Southwest Theatre Association, The American Alliance for Theatre In Education and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
For thirty years, until its sale in 2008, he was President of Encore Performance Publishing of Orem, Utah, which he founded -- a publisher of plays and musicals for amateur, educational and professional markets, now owned by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. He also worked as the VP of Sales and Marketing for General Theatrical Supply of Salt Lake City.
He currently does 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 makes his home in South Jordan, Utah with his wife Sharon, daughter Joelle and son Jon-Christopher. His older daughters, Jessica and Janalynn are out on their own; married and such!