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Michael Townsend Wright

 
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Bio:
Michael Townsend Wright was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on February 28, 1956. He began doing puppet shows for the neighborhood children at age 3 and has been performing ever since. He started in local theater groups, then regional theater and New York productions. He toured as a teenager with a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 28, 1956 (66)

Birth Place: Red Bank, NJ, USA

Bio:
Michael Townsend Wright was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on February 28, 1956. He began doing puppet shows for the neighborhood children at age 3 and has been performing ever since. He started in local theater groups, then regional theater and New York productions. He toured as a teenager with a ... (read complete bio)
 

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05/12/2010
 

Michael Townsend Wright Biography

Michael Townsend Wright was born in Red Bank, New Jersey on February 28, 1956. He began doing puppet shows for the neighborhood children at age 3 and has been performing ever since. He started in local theater groups, then regional theater and New York productions. He toured as a teenager with a medicine show and joined The Uncle Floyd Show in 1987. Wright continues to work with Floyd Vivino in live performances. He has appeared in the films, The Rat Pack (as Walter Winchell), Lansky, written by David Mamet (as Jake Lansky)among others. On television he has been featured on Rescue Me, The Naked Brothers Band and voice over work for Nickelodeon. On stage Wright played Eddie Foy in Chip Deffaa's The Seven Little Foys at The NY Fringe Festival as well as a production at the York Theater. He has done numerous staged readings for playwrights such as Arje Shaw and a production of the Negro Ensemble Company. Wright is currently playing Irving Berlin in Chip Deffaa's Irving Berlin's America, with co-star Giuseppe (Billy Elliot, Newsies) Bausilio.




Michael Townsend Wright News

Playwright Chip Deffaa's New Vocal Album Is Out Now Photo Playwright Chip Deffaa's New Vocal Album Is Out Now
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--author of such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'--has just a released an album of his own, which includes guest appearances by stars of his Off-Broadway shows.

Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES  Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: July 2022 - Where to Watch HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES & More New Releases!
by Michael Major - Jul 2, 2022

From the new season of High School Musical: the Series to some Broadway favorites, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Lea Salonga, and Derek Klena, starring in new streaming shows, check out what's coming to streaming services this month! Look below to see what movies, television, music, and concerts you should tune into this July!

Chip Deffaa's New Album IRVING BERLIN LOVE SONGS Starring Betty Buckley & More is Out Photo Chip Deffaa's New Album IRVING BERLIN LOVE SONGS Starring Betty Buckley & More is Out Now
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 12, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--starring such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as  Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Jon Peterson, Jeff Harnar, and Steve Ross--is out now.   The album--available from Amazon, iTunes, Footlight Records etc

Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH Photo Betty Buckley & More to be Featured on IRVING BERLIN: LOVE SONGS AND SUCH
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such'--being released December 13th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as  Betty Buckley, Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Stephen Bogardus, Steve Ross, Jon Peterson.

SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now Photo SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album--with a cast of 21 led by  Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now!  The album--featuring no less than 40 songs by Irving Berlin---may be ordered now (as either a physical CD or digital download).

Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd Photo Chip Deffaa's SAY IT WITH MUSIC Cast Album Will Be Released May 23rd
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021

ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's 'Say it with Music' cast album, co-starring Michael Townsend Wright and Jed Peterson, who helped develop the show at New York's 13th Street Theater, will be released on May 23rd. 

Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now Photo Chip Deffaa's New Album, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot' Is Out Now
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot' is out now.   

Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet A Photo Steve Ross, Jerry Dixon And More Star On Chip Deffaa's New Cd 'Irving Berlin: Sweet And Hot'
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2020

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin: Sweet and Hot'--being released January 4th--features such  Broadway and cabaret  notables as Steve Ross ('Private Lives'),   Jerry Dixon ('Once On this Island'),  Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Analise Scarpaci ('Mrs. Doubtfire'),  Alex Dreier ('Finding Neverland'), Charlie Franklin ('The Book of Mormon'),  Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hamilton'), Matthew Nardozzi ('Dracula'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), and others. 

Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published Photo Chip Deffaa's 20th Play, SAY IT WITH MUSIC, is Published
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2020

Stage Rights has just published--and will be licensing--ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's 20th play, 'Say it with Music,' a celebration of  Irving Berlin.  The musical play was developed at Deffaa's base in New York, the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Joe Battista, Producing Artistic Director). 

Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now! Photo Chip Deffaa's THE IRVING BERLIN DUETS ALBUM Out Now!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2019

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's latest CD, 'The Irving Berlin Duets Album'--featuring  such  Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit'), Giuseppe Bausilio  ('Hamilton'), and more--is out now. 

Michael Townsend Wright Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out Monday
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm this Sunday, April 19th. Coinciding with publication of the script, filmmaker Max Galassi is releasing a brand new video to promote 'Irving Berlin's America' -- check it out below!