Michael Feinstein Biography (1956-)

Full name, Michael Jay Feinstein; born September 7, 1956, in Columbus, OH; son of Edward (a sales executive and amateur singer) and Florence Mazie (an amateur tap dancer; maiden name, Cohen) Feinstein. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Singer, pianist, actor, composer, producer
Birth Details
September 7, 1956
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • A Musical Toast: The Stars Shine for Public Television, PBS, 1986
  • Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1988
  • A Grand Night: The Performing Arts Salute Public Television, 1988
  • Royal Command Performance, BBC-TV, 1988
  • Command Performance: An All-Star Salute to the President (also known as An All-Star Salute to Ford's Theatre), ABC, 1989
  • Michael Feinstein in Concert, BBC-TV, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • The Ice Capade's Fiftieth Anniversary Special, ABC, 1990
  • Host, Michael Feinstein and Friends, PBS, 1991
  • Wolf Trap 20th Anniversary Concert, PBS, 1991
  • Memory and Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress, PBS, 1992
  • The Magic of Bing Crosby, PBS, 1992
  • Bob Hope's America: Red, White, and Beautiful--The Swimsuit Edition, NBC, 1992
  • Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall, PBS, 1997
  • Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (documentary) PBS, 1999
  • Also appeared on the television coverage of Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, 1992
  • Movies
  • Pianist, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, NBC, 1987
  • The piano player, This Can't Be Love, 1994
  • Michael, For Love Alone: The Ivana Trump Story, CBS, 1996
  • Episodic
  • "George Gershwin Remembered," American Masters, PBS, 1987
  • "Celebrating Gershwin" (also known as "The Jazz Age" and "'S Wonderful"), Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Himself, "But Not for Me (AKA Saturday Night)," thirtysomething, ABC, 1987
  • "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne," Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Nightline, 1988
  • Himself, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • The Pat Sajak Show, 1989
  • Nightwatch, 1989
  • Coast to Coast, 1989
  • "You're the Top: The Cole Porter Story," American Masters, PBS, 1990
  • The Tonight Show, NBC, 1991
  • Guest host, Talk-Live, CNBC, 1992
  • The Tonight Show, NBC, 1992
  • Himself, "My Funny Valentine," Herman's Head, Fox, 1993
  • The Tonight Show, NBC, 1993
  • Himself, "Isn't It Romantic?," Coach, 1996
  • Himself, "Caroline and Richard & Julia," Caroline in the City,NBC, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, Michael Feinstein and Friends, PBS, 1991
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Cinecom,1989
  • Himself, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Sophisticated Sound of a Steinway," Quintessence Series, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 1987-88
  • (Broadway debut) Michael Feinstein in Concert: Isn't It Romantic, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Michael Feinstein in Concert: Piano and Voice, Golden Theatre, NewYork City, 1990
  • Title role, Hans Christian Andersen, 1991
  • Major Tours
  • Michael Feinstein in Concert: Isn't It Romantic, U.S. cities,1988-89
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Pure Gershwin, Parnassus, 1985, reissued, Elektra, 1987
  • Michael Feinstein Live at the Algonquin, Parnassus, 1986, reissued, Elektra, 1987
  • Remember: Michael Feinstein Sings Irving Berlin, Elektra, 1987
  • Isn't It Romantic, Elektra, 1988
  • The MGM Album, Elektra, 1989
  • Over There: Songs of War and Peace, c. 1900-1920, EMI Angel, 1989
  • Michael Feinstein Sings the Burton Lane Songbook, Elektra/Nonesuch, Volume One, 1990, Volume Two, 1992
  • (With Jule Styne) Michael Feinstein Sings the Jule Styne Songbook,Elektra/Nonesuch, 1991
  • Pure Imagination, Elektra, 1992
  • Forever, Elektra, 1993
  • Big City Rhythms, Condord Jazz, 1999
  • Michael Feinstein, Volume One: Romance on Film, 2001
  • Michael Feinstein, Volume Two: Romance on Broadway, 2001
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Song "Wouldn't It Be Wonderful," The Lady in Red, 1979
  • The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters, 1986
  • Score and title song, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999
  • Editor of The Ira Gershwin Songbook; contributor to periodicals, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians 1991., Volume 6, Gale Research,
    Periodicals
    • Forbes December 27, 1999, p. 307.,
    • New York Times, June 29, 1986.
    • People, May 4, 1987, p. 126.

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