Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Recognized worldwide for her witty satire, brilliant impressions and powerful singing style,
America's premier woman of 1,000 faces and voices, Marilyn Michaels will appear on the
Dix Hills Performing Arts Center stage in A Funny Girl Revisited.

Winner of an Outer Critic Circle Award and a Drama League Award for her debut in
Catskills On Broadway, Marilyn Michaels is known to audiences everywhere as a gifted
impressionist, actress and songstress. Marilyn's first notable performance was in the starring
role of Fannie Brice in the national company of Funny Girl, where she garnered rave reviews
for her singing ability, comedic timing and uncanny likeness to Barbara Streisand. Marilyn
made her television debut on the Emmy winning, classic television series, The Kopykats.
She is well-known to audiences through her countless appearances on such television shows
as The Tonight Show, LIVE! With Regis and Kathie Lee, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with
Robin Leach, The Today Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, Sullivan on Broadway, The Dean Martin
Show, Dean Martin Roasts, Name of the Game with Sammy Davis, and many more.
Marilyn has brought her gift for satire and her powerful singing style to such diverse venues
as Las Vegas and Atlantic City, starring at Harrahs Hotel in the dazzling revue, Broadway
Ballyhoo. Known as a "triple threat performer" she is one of the few performers in show
business who can be seen both hosting a standup show such as Girls Night Out for Lifetime
and dealing with topical and pertinent social issues as host of CNBC'S Talk Live.
But it is singing that brings Marilyn her greatest pleasure and where she feels she has the
most ability. She has appeared in concert at Town Hall and the Sylvia and Danny Kaye
Playhouse as well as with the Philadelphia and Long Island Symphonies.
In fact, she can sing in five different languages, and frequently performed with her mother
cantoress Fraydele Oysher. She was also a guest on the PBS special Another Mitzvah,
along with Alan King and Erica Jong, and hosted WLIW television's Awards in Excellence
Gala. Marilyn began her career singing with her mother at age seven. By 15 she was soloist
in the choir led by her father, the late Metropolitan Opera basso Harold Sternberg. The cantor
was her uncle, the legendary Moishe Oysher.
It was through this musical heritage that Marilyn honed her ear for sounds, dialects and
languages. Her character portrayals have been seen on such classic shows as The Love Boat,
and on the soap opera One Life to Live. Her rendition of Donna Summer and Barbara Streisand
singing via split screen on an NBC Award show has become a cult favorite.
A many-facetted woman, Marilyn is an accomplished painter whose landscape paintings and
celebrity artworks have been shown in New York and Palm Beach's finest galleries. Marilyn's
CD's include, "Voices" (30 characters and voices), "An Oysher Heritage" (timeless Yiddish and
Hebrew duets with her great Uncle, Cantor Moishe Oysher and Mother Fraydele Oysher),
"A Mother's Voice" (title song by Marvin Hamlisch and Alan and Marilyn Bergman) singing
with her son Mark Wilk, and her most recent CD, "Marilyn Michaels... Wonderful At Last."
This current CD contains original songs written by Marilyn for the musical, "Alyss," based on Alice through the Looking Glass, as well as the Great American Songbook. A quote on the
inner liner notes from legendary Broadway composer of Funny Girl and Gypsy, Jule Styne,
state "Marilyn, you're a thrilling talent."  The Dix Hills audience is sure to agree.

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College 
305 North Service Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-656-2148 ~ www.dhpac.org 

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