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Michael Flatley

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

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Michael Ryan Flatley (born July 16, 1958) is an Irish-American dancer and musician. He became known for creating and performing in Irish dance shows Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, Celtic Tiger Live and Michael Flatley's Christmas Dance Spectacular. Flatley's shows have played to more than 60 million people in 60 countries and have grossed more than $1 billion. His career also includes work as an actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist.



Flatley is credited with reinventing traditional Irish dance by incorporating new rhythms, syncopation, and upper body movements, which were previously absent from the dance, as well as including influences from tap and contemporary dance. He formerly held the Guinness World Record for tap dancing 35 times per second and his feet were at one time insured for $57.6 million. Flatley retired from dance in 2016 due to constant spinal, knee, foot, and rib pain but remains active in the music business.

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[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Performer

Michael Flatley Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
Director/Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer

Writing


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Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE is Coming to The Theater At MSG in March

Experience the magic of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance at The Theater at MSG on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Don't miss this incredible performance!
THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK Comes to the Skokie Theatre

“The Princess Strikes Back” opens Friday, August 11 at 7:30 PM at Skokie Theatre on Chicago's North Shore (7924 Lincoln Avenue, in Skokie, IL) with a second performance Friday, August 18.
Skokie Theatre Presents HAIR and THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK This Summer

Skokie Theatre, one of Chicago's respected historic suburban North Shore theaters, is following up its opening weekend of the Broadway classic HAIR with the announcement of two performances of the award-winning one-woman show The Princess Strikes Back on Friday, August 11 and 18.
独占イン�¿�"ュー:ハーレー・メドカフ「バーン・ザ・フロア “BE BRAVE. TOGETHER.”」クールジャパン大é��WWホールにて

ハーレー・メドカフはBurn the floorの創設者でありプロデューサーです。彼のキャリアは39年にわたり、マレーネ・ディートリヒ、フランク・シナトラ、エルトン・ジョン、ビリー・ジョエル、マイケル・クロフォード、ビリー・コネリー、クイーン、マイケル・フラットレー、ミート・ローフ、ライオネル・リッチー、ケニー・G、サラ・ブライトマンなど、さまざまなアーティストと共演してきました。
Interview: Harley Medcalf of BURN THE FLOOR - BE BRAVE. TOGETHER. at Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall

Harley Medcalf is a founder and a producer of the Burn the floor. In a career spanning 39 years, he has worked with artists as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel, Michael Crawford, Billy Connolly, Michael Flatley, Meat Loaf, Lionel Richie, Kenny G and Sarah Brightman.
LORD OF THE DANCE Comes to Cork Opera House

Michael Flatley's ground-breaking choreography for Riverdance was followed by massive global success with hit shows Lord of the Dance.
Interview: Michael And Matthew Gardiner of RIVERDANCE at Dr. Phillips Center - January 20 - 22

Chances are you may have been scrolling through Tik Tok or Instagram over the last two years and happened upon a video of two brothers performing fresh, fun and amazing Irish dance routines together. Those brothers, Michael and Matthew Gardiner are currently on tour with the 25th Anniversary tour of RIVERDANCE which will make a stop here in Orlando January 20th – 22nd. I had a chance to speak with the brothers to learn more about how they got started dancing, their newfound social media fame and their involvement in what has become a global phenomenon over the last 28 years.
RIVERDANCE's Michael Flatley Diagnosed with 'Aggressive Cancer'

Dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, famous for his Irish production Riverdance, has had surgery for an 'aggressive form of cancer'.
Nathan Lucrezio to Perform at The Green Room 42 Featuring Jeanna De Waal & More

Nathan Lucrezio's incredible vocal abilities, combined with his Broadway career and dance skills, will be sure to wow and impress audiences for a one of a kind night of musical entertainment. Nathan will be doing a solo concert at The Green Room 42 on Monday, August 22nd at 9:30 pm.
The Green Room 42 Announces August Cabaret Lineup, Including Sis, Joe Serafini, and More

The Green Room 42 has announced their August line-up for in-person cabaret performances. L
World Music Institute Announces Fall/Winter 2022-2023 Season

WMI celebrates its 37th year in NYC with 18 performances featuring artists from over 20 countries, including Botswana, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Korea, Mali, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, and Wales.
CELTIC ILLUSION Cancels Off-Broadway Engagement at New World Stages

The producers of Celtic Illusion, the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, announced today that the show will not play its previously announced Off-Broadway engagement. Performance were scheduled to begin June 30 at New World Stages.
CELTIC ILLUSION to Play New World Stages Beginning in June

Celtic Illusion, the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will open at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) it was announced today by Jeff Parry, Executive Producer at Annerin Productions.
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW at Kennedy Center

Twenty-seven years ago, the international dance phenomenon known as Riverdance began enchanting audiences. Twenty- five years ago it began touring the world and to this day millions of people have been enthralled by it’s mix of music, dance and musicianship. Oddly enough, it’s current engagement at Kennedy Center’s Opera House is the first time the show has played that particular venue so it was truly an experience seeing the show in this grand hall. Seeing it on St. Patrick’s Day also added a whole new level for sure. Oh, some of the audience outfits!! The full-blown leprechaun suit won my vote for most creative.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With A Special 20% Discount From CELTIC ILLUSION

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Irish culture with a special ticket discount code from Celtic Illusion, (www.CelticIllusion.com) the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance). The shows heads out on a North American Tour, beginning next month.
CELTIC ILLUSION Set To Light Up The Boch Center, May 2022

Celtic Illusion, (www.CelticIllusion.com) the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will head to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Tickets on Sale Today for North American Tour of CELTIC ILLUSION

Celtic Illusion, the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will head out on a North American Tour, beginning in 2022.
CELTIC ILLUSION is on Sale Friday, February 4

Celtic Illusion, (www.CelticIllusion.com) the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), comes to Shea's Buffalo Theatre May 3, 2022.
WICKED Confirms London Cast; Sophie Evans Returning To Play Glinda!

Wicked, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to confirm the returning cast that will lead the award-winning production back into London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre where it resumes performances on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Michael Flatley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Michael Flatley been in?

Michael Flatley has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Flatley been in?

Michael Flatley has not appeared in the West End.

How many shows has Michael Flatley written?

Michael Flatley has written 2 shows including Lord of the Dance (Conceiver), Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games (Creator).

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