Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira

After spending 22 years as a working and teaching professional in New York City, Michael decided to follow his instincts and try living and working in Paris.  Michael just recently opened France’s 1st American Musical Theatre Academy (The Broadway In Paris Academy) and also teaches Theatre Dance (Broadway Jazz) and Tap at Studio Harmonic in Paris.  Inspired by his great teacher Betty Buckley, Michael stepped into the world of jazz and has become a popular jazz singer in Paris.  He and his jazz trio have sold-out some of Paris’ most popular jazz clubs. 
 

As a performer, Michael has performed all over the world.  His 1st professional job was dancing in the acclaimed European production of West Side Story.  His other credits include Anything Goes, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, amoung others.  Most 

recently, he was thrilled to portray Patrick in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens directed by Bill Russell.  Michael also worked closely with Tony Award Winner Ann Reinking in the workshop productions of Chicago for Broadway/Encores, Applause for Papermill Playhouse/National Tour and Bye, Bye Birdie for ABC-TV.  
 

While in the States, Michael was an adjunct professor at Marymount Manhattan College (Musical Theatre Program) and has also taught The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Intergrated Program), Ballet Hispanico, Dance Masters of America, Madrid Dance Center (Madrid), Stage International de Danse (Beligium) and among many others.  




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BWW INTERVIEW: A PETIT MUSICAL MOMENT WITH ALEXIS LOIZON from Grease in ParisBWW INTERVIEW: A PETIT MUSICAL MOMENT WITH ALEXIS LOIZON from Grease in Paris
Posted: Mar. 30, 2018


BWW Review: LA FAMILLE ADDAMS in ParisBWW Review: LA FAMILLE ADDAMS in Paris
Posted: Dec. 13, 2017


BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Mambos its Way to ParisBWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Mambos its Way to Paris
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BWW Review: SINGING IN THE RAIN Makes a Splash at Le Grand Palais - PARISBWW Review: SINGING IN THE RAIN Makes a Splash at Le Grand Palais - PARIS
Posted: Jan. 11, 2018


BWW Review: Whitney saves THE BODYGUARD at Palais Des SportsBWW Review: Whitney saves THE BODYGUARD at Palais Des Sports
Posted: Mar. 18, 2018


BWW INTERVIEW: A PETIT MUSICAL MOMENT WITH ALEXIS LOIZON from Grease in ParisBWW INTERVIEW: A PETIT MUSICAL MOMENT WITH ALEXIS LOIZON from Grease in Paris
March 30, 2018

Our Paris Contributor Michael Pereira found time the other day to ask the dashing Alexis Loizon some questions for BroadwayWorld. Alexis is currently starring as Danny Zuko in Grease at the Mogador Theatre.

BWW Review: Whitney saves THE BODYGUARD at Palais Des SportsBWW Review: Whitney saves THE BODYGUARD at Palais Des Sports
March 18, 2018

This musical finds its heart when Cylia who plays Nikki Marron starts to sing. Ms. Cylia possesses a luscious voice that wraps itself around the notes and lyrics and delivers them with purity and warmth. She is a joy to look at and hear.

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Mambos its Way to ParisBWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Mambos its Way to Paris
February 4, 2018

The much beloved 1987 cult hit Dirty Dancing has been transformed into a live stage show and cha-cha'd its way to Paris and now tours the rest of France. The 1st version of this show played in London and became the fastest selling show in West End history. This story takes place in the Catskills and revolves around the teenage Baby (Gaelle Pauly) and hot dance teacher Johnny (Benjamin Akl). It is always a challenge bringing a film to the stage due to the limited space, but it was dutifully done by director David Eguren and choreographer Coretin Mazo.

BWW Review: SINGING IN THE RAIN Makes a Splash at Le Grand Palais - PARISBWW Review: SINGING IN THE RAIN Makes a Splash at Le Grand Palais - PARIS
January 11, 2018

Old Hollywood glamour has come to Le Grand Palais in the form of Chatelet's production of Singing in the Rain.

BWW Review: LA FAMILLE ADDAMS in ParisBWW Review: LA FAMILLE ADDAMS in Paris
December 13, 2017

Last night, I saw the completely charming production of 'La Famille Addams' at Th tre Le Palace. This musical written by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice with words and music by Andrew Lippa is based on popular American cartoon strip 'The Addams Family' which later became a television series with a huge cult following. I fondly recall watching this series when I was a boy. Mr. Charles Addams' characters have also appeared in two Hollywood feature films. I would say it would be hard to find someone who hasn't heard of this kooky family.