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Michael McAssey made his Broadway debut in the ill-fated musical LATE NITE COMIC. In New York he’s worked on and Off-Broadway (A HARD TIME TO BE SINGLE, SEX TIPS FOR MODERN GIRLS, IN GAY COMPANY & more) and at Lincoln Center. He co-starred as Herbie in GYPSY (with Sally Mayes), Hucklebee in THE FANTASTICKS, Man 1 in Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER, Edna Turnblad in 2 companies of HAIRSPRAY, and as Max Bialystock in 3 different companies of Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS. In Chicago Michael starred in the hit comedy SHEAR MADNESS, co-starred as Banjo in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER (with Andre de Shields) and as Guy Proclo in Terrence McNally’s THE RITZ (with Transparent’s Alexandra Billings). Soap fans may remember Michael as blind pianist-singer George Baldwin on CBS-TV’s GUIDING LIGHT. He appeared with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone in Paris and toured with Ms. LuPone in her nightclub act, THE ARGENTINA TURNER REVUE. An accomplished conductor & music director as well, Michael divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of AVENUE Q and TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, and the smash hit 2016 summer tour of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT. He also toured with Donny Osmond playing piano for Livent’s JOSEPH… Proud member of Actor’s Equity since 1977 and SAG/AFTRA since 1981. Visit www.michaelmcassey.com.


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Original Broadway Production, 1987
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Michael McAssey To Return To The Gateway Playhouse This Month for Piano Bar Evening

Michael McAssey returns to the Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ for a piano bar evening on January 25th.

Pantochino Brings Michael McAssey's HOLIDAY SHENANIGANS To Milford

Award-winning Pantochino Productions will present “Holiday Shenanigans,” a piano bar show starring Michael McAssey at Milford Arts Council, the MAC located at 40 Railroad Avenue in downtown Milford CT for a one night only performance on Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm.

GRUMPY OLD MEN is Now Playing at Surflight Theatre

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the romantic musical comedy, Grumpy Old Men: The Musical, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics Nick Meglin. Performances are already underway, find out more here!

DISASTER! The Musical Comes to Surflight

Surflight Theatre will be continuing their 2023 Season with the hilarious musical comedy, Disaster!.

Photos: Spotlight Kidz Host LYRICS FOR A CAUSE Benefit Cabaret For Malignant Hyperthermia Association

The 'Lyrics for a Cause' Cabaret, presented by Spotlight Kidz, featured outstanding youth and teens and was co-hosted by Kaylin Hedges (AMERICAN IDOL) and Sway Bhatia (SUCCESSION, Disney's MIGHTY DUCKS). See photos from the show!

Feature: Cabaret And Concert Community Mourns Ralph Lampkin

On June 24th, the industry lost a beloved and most interesting member of the family, and Marilyn Lester remembers her friend for Broadway World.

Christopher Sieber, Major Attaway & More to Perform as Part of Paper Mill Playhouse's Brookside Cabaret

Paper Mill has revealed the fourth season of its popular Brookside Cabaret for 8 weeks beginning Wednesday, July 19.

LYRICS FOR A CAUSE Cabaret To Benefit Malignant Hyperthermia Association

'Lyrics for a Cause', held in conjunction with Spotlight Kidz, will be held tonight at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The benefit cabaret will give donations to the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS).

The Mansion of Saratoga Summer Lineup Includes A Joan Rivers Comic Impersonator, Morgan James, And More

The Mansion of Saratoga kicks off its 801 Concert Series this summer with a tribute to Joan Rivers on what would be the caustic comic's 90th birthday.

Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards, honoring the best in Cabaret performances in NYC which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Photos: Karen Mason Celebrates CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! At Birdland

Birdland presents the return of Karen Mason, who stormed the stage with her legendary Christmas show on December 19. “Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!” showcases Karen’s unique interpretations of old and new holiday classics, including a slinky arrangement of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” a heartfelt “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” and many more.  The show featured direction by Barry Kleinbort, with musical direction by Christopher Denny on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: Santino Fontana, Jason Kravits, and More Perform at JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS at Birdland

Show business tour de force and 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brought her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. Check out the photos here.

Russ Goeltenbodt Returns To Skokie Theatre for LIVE AT 65 With Mark Burnell Trio June 12

After four sold-out Skokie Theatre concerts, Chicago musical favorite Russ Goeltenbodt returns to the theater for his first concert in five years - Live At 65. Marking his 65th year, Russ will musically cover his younger years growing up in Skokie, his love life and his next chapter. Russ will be backed musically by the Mark Burnell Trio and joined with special guest Carla Gordon.

BWW Review: MAC AWARDS CEREMONY at Symphony Space Featuring The Photography of Helane Blumfield

The thirty-sixth annual MAC Awards were presented on Tuesday night in a ceremony that was widely remarked upon for the length of its duration.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 MAC AWARDS

The 36th MAC Award Winners were announced Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at a LIVE ceremony at NYC’s Symphony Space. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!

MAC Award Recipients Announced

In their first live ceremony since lockdown, the Manhattan Associate of Cabarets presented their annual awards to the members of the MAC organization.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With Maestro Michael McAssey

Actor, singer, piano man, and now entertainment manager? Michael McAssey has his hands full, and he loves it.


How many Broadway shows has Michael McAssey been in?

Michael McAssey has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael McAssey been in?

Michael McAssey has not appeared in the West End.

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