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Pete Michaels Intro.
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 "Celebrity Ventriloquist" may be an unlikely goal to aspire to, but Pete Michaels has earned the title.

A native of  New York City, his sweeping career spans decades and includes live appearances at major Corporate Engagements,
Cruise Ships, Comedy Clubs, Colleges and Casinos around the country.

TV stints include America's Got Talent, Comedy Central, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and Showtime At The Apollo.

He has taught Ventriloquism to actors Adrien Brody and Judith Roberts on the major motion pictures Dummy and Dead Silence,
and also Russy Simmons for the MTV show Run's House.

A member of the Advisory Board of the Vent Haven Museum, Michaels was TWICE honored at the International Ventriloquist Convention with the W.S. Berger Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Ventriloquism.

He also appears in the pop band MGMT's video for their hit "Flash Delirium."
The video was nominated for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

That's right kids. He's made ventriloquism hip again!

An accomplished Stand-up Comedian and Ventriloquist, please welcome Mr. Pete Michaels..


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Celebrity Ventriloquist
Pete Michaels

With major Film and TV credits like: America's Got Talent, The MTV Video Music Awards, Dead Silence, Dummy; (with Oscar winner Adrien Brody); Late Night with Conan O'Brien; Showtime At The Apollo; Canada's: Comedy At Club 54; Uptown Comedy Club; Comedy Central; Let's Laugh with Sherman Hemsley, and many others-- It's no wonder why Pete Michaels is one of the most IN DEMAND performers today!

Pete first appeared on stage at the tender age of five. His fascination with music, comedy, puppets and ventriloquism also began as a child; with his influences being Edgar Bergen, Paul Winchell and Jimmy Nelson. He continued performing during his high school years, often playing the musical comedy leads. An alumnus of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he furthered his acting studies with Weist-Barron and studied voice with Robert Marks.

He developed his talents further by showcasing his comedy and ventriloquism at numerous venues. Pete continued to perform in Comedy Clubs and on Cruise Ships, quickly gaining wide acclaim and was soon a regular at the world famous Apollo Theater with his black puppet pal; Woody D. The duo performed dozens of television shows, concerts and special events at the landmark venue.

Several television appearances (Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Showtime At The Apollo, Uptown Comedy Club, Comedy Central, Canada's Comedy At Club 54) and tours followed. Including opening spots for such luminaries as: Sherman Hemsley, Jamie Foxx, Sinbad, David Alan Grier, Mark Curry, Martin Lawrence, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Vinton, Michael Amante, Gabe Kaplan, Pat Cooper and many others.

His ever changing "puppet posse" includes the newest cast member Snuffy Harrigan, along with such audience favorites as: The always outrageous Woody D, Francisco The Mexican Parrot, The sexy senior Mr. Johnson., The space alien Krelmin, The lovable Papa, and his finale; the "re-union" of Sonny & Cher with real HUMAN puppets!

The Incredible Show-Stopping "Little Tenor;" (A tribute to Pavarotti with Pete providing the actual operatic singing voice,) is both amazing and hilarious!

Pete is on the Advisory Board of the Vent Haven Museum. He was TWICE awarded the W.S. Berger Distinguished Service Award For Outstanding Contributions To The Art Of Ventriloquism, and has served as Chairman, headlined and lectured at the International Ventriloquist Convention. In 1981 he pioneered the first Video Home-Study Course on the art of Ventriloquism called; "Video Ventriloquism," and has since released a total of 10 dvds on the art.

He is a regular cast member in: A Really Big Shew (A Tribute To The Ed Sullivan Show) and received an unprecedented 33 standing ovations during his run at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Showroom in Atlantic City. He also topped the bill in Sherman Hemsley & Friends during its 2 month run at The Claridge Casino & Hotel.

He also taught Oscar winning actor Adrien Brody Ventriloquism for the feature film "Dummy," actress Judith Roberts for the film "Dead Silence," and most recently to Russy Simmons of MTV's "Run's House."

Pete can be seen in Columbia Recording Artists MGMT's music video "Flash Delirium, which was nominated for Best Rock Video at the MTV Video Music Awards.

He was the featured subject of a documentary called "Soul In A Suitcase," which was awarded the National Board Of Review Of Motion Pictures Award for Best Short Subject Film.

Pete was also a TOP TWENTY VIDEO FINALIST on America's Got Talent.

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Pete Michaels

Film & Television:

America's Got Talent

  Dummy: Starring Adrien Brody

       MTV Video Music Awards   

  Late Night With Conan O’Brien

The Daily Show: Comedy Central    

  It's Showtime At The Apollo

Let's Laugh (With Sherman Hemsley)  
  Uptown Comedy Club America’s Talking    
  Good Morning America CBS Evening News    
  Comedy Central The Joe Franklin Show   
  The ONE Show: Cleo Awards Visiones: Guest Host  

  Comedy At Club 54



  Neil Sedaka

PNC Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ  

  Bobby Vinton

PNC Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ  

  Michael Amante

PNC Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ  

  Sherman Hemsley & Friends:

Claridge Hotel & Casino: Atlantic City, NJ  
Cactus Pete's Casino: Jackpot,  NV  


  A Really Big Shew:

Tropicana Hotel & Casino:  Atlantic City, NJ  
Flamingo Casino: Laughlin, NV  
Casino Windsor: Ontario, CN  

Hotel Intercontinental: New Orleans, LA  
    Turning Stone Casino: Rome, NY  

PNC Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ  


  The Forum: Harrisburg, PA

Weinberg Center: Frederick, MD  

  The Capitol Theater: Chambersburg, PA Society Of American Magicians Convention: Cincinnati, OH  
  Ventriloquist Convention: Ft. Mitchell, KY Ventriloquist Convention: Las Vegas, NV  

  Westchester Broadway Theater:  Elmsford, NY

Springfield Symphony Hall:  Springfield, MA  
  Hartford Civic Center:  Hartford, CT Symphony Hall:  Detroit, MI  
  The Apollo Theater:  New York, NY Caesar’s Cove Haven Resort: Lake Harmony, PA  
  Caesar’s Pocono Palace Resort: Pocono, PA Caesar’s Paradise Stream Resort:  Pocono, PA  
  Fernwood Resort: Bushkill, PA Mt. Airy Resort: Pocono, PA  
  Pocmont Resort: Bushkill, PA Tamiment Resort: Bushkill, PA  
  Woodloch Resort: Pocono, PA

Summit Resort: Tannersville, PA  

  Split Rock Resort:  Pocono, PA Pocono Gardens Resort: Pocono, PA  
  Strickland’s Resort:  Pocono, PA Rocking Horse Ranch: Highland, NY  
  Villa Roma Hotel: Catskill, NY Nevele Grande Hotel: Catskill, NY  
  Fallsview Hotel: Catskill, NY Paramount Hotel: Catskill, NY  
  Green Lake Hotel: Catskill, NY

Friar Tuck Hotel: Catskill, NY  

  Pines Hotel:  Catskill, NY

Raleigh Hotel: Catskill, NY  

  Camelot Woods Hotel: Catskill, NY  

Opening Act For:

Neil Sedaka Bobby Vinton Jamie Foxx Paul Mooney
Sherman Hemsley Johnny Maestro Gabe Kaplan Lanie Kazan
Al Martino Pat Cooper The Wayans Brothers Martin Lawrence

David Alan Grier

Sinbad Michael Amante

George Wallace

Mark Curry

Jerry Vale The Drifters The Coasters



U. Conn. U. Mass SUNY Old Westbury
Rutgers Phila. U.N.C. Charlotte Clinton College
Univ. Of West Chester Johnson & Wales Nassau C.C.
Lamar Univ. NJIT Mt. St. Vincent 
Baruch College Columbia Green Univ.  Wm. Patterson 
Utica College Morris County College Kingsboro C.C.
York College  Wesley College Wagner College
C.C.N.Y. Hofstra Univ. Delaware C.C.


Comedy Clubs:

Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club Borgata Comedy Club A.C. Improv Comedy Clubs
Rascal’s Comedy Clubs


Funny Bone Comedy Clubs
Comedy Stop: Tropicana A.C. Bananas Comedy Clubs Circle’s Comedy Club
Treehouse Comedy Clubs NY Comedy Club Comedy Cellar
Pips Comedy Club Casual Times The Brokerage
Bonkers Comedy Clubs Laffs On Me Comedy Clubs Comedy Works
Spellbinder's Comedy Club JR's Comedy Club Reading Comedy Outlet
Catch A Rising Star Stand Up NY Comedy Zones

And MANY - MANY More!

Cruise Lines:
Carnival  -  Royal Caribbean  -  Holland America  -  Silver Sea

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