Television Credits   |   Performing Arts

Winner of an Outer Critic Circle Award and a Drama League Award for her debut in Catskills On Broadway, Marilyn Michaels is America's premier woman of a thousand faces and voices. From the time she starred as Fannie Brice in the national company of Funny Girl, garnering rave reviews throughout the country, and through her debut on the Emmy winning television series, The Kopykats, Marilyn has become familiar to fans all over the world.

She is known to audiences by her countless appearances on such television shows as The Tonight Show, Regis and Kathie Lee, Lifestyles with Robin Leach, The Today Show, Sally Jesse Raphael and The Howard Stem Show. Ed Sullivan Show, Sullivan on Broadway,The Dean Martin Show, Dean Martin Roasts,Name of the Game with Sammy Davis, etc...

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 "tripple threat performer" she is one of the few performers in show business who can be seen hosting a standup show such as Girls Night Out for Lifetime or dealing with topical and pertinent social issues as host of CNBC'S Talk Live. Then in the blink of an eye, you will catch her doing a commercial for Diet 7Up or appearing in concert at Town Hall or The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse in what she views as her true root talent, that of a singer. Then there are those who know Marilyn's theatrical heritage and have heard her sing in five different languages, or caught her performing with her mother the famed female Cantoress, Fraydele Oysher. She guested 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, Fraydele, when she was seven. At the age of 15 she was soloist in her father's choir, 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 national shows as Spelling/Goldberg's The Love Boat, and as a guest star on the soaper One Life To Live. Her rendition of Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand singing via split screen on an NBC Award show has become a cult favorite. She has appeared with the Philadelphia and Long Island symphonies, as well as displaying versatility as a narrator with multiple personalities in the Emmy winning Reading Rainbow for PBS (Gregory the Terrible Eater) as well as the narration for the audio book, Frankly Scarlett, I Do Give A Damn (Harper Collins)

A many facetted woman , Marilyn is an accomplished painter whose landscape paintings and celebrity artworks have shown in New York and Palm Beaches finest galleries. Her art poster, The Fabulous Blondes (E Channel, Celebrity Homes) depicts a mural consisting of filmdom's movie goddesses.

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, 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 Song book. The inner liner notes quote Broadway composer of Funny Girl and Gypsy, Jule Styne…”Marilyn , you’re a thrilling talent.”

All of the CD’s are available for sale through this web site, personally autographed. To order click here.

Television Credits

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Year Show Media Role
1964 New Faces (Pilot. George Schlatter Producer) Guest
The Jackie Gleason Show CBS variety series Herself
The Hollywood Palace ABC Harbach Productions Impressionist/Herself
On Broadway Tonight NBC Variety Series Guest Star
The Mike Douglas Show Variety/talk show Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show CBS variety series Herself
1965 The Jackie Gleason Show American Scene Magazine series Herself
Hullabaloo NBC Smith/Hermion Productions Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show CBS Herself/vocalist
1967 The Dean Martin Show Series/Greg Garrison Prod. Herself/Characters
The Red Skelton Show CBS variety series Herself/Cleopatra/Characters
Snap Judgement TV Series Herself
The Joey Bishop Show Herself
Tonight Show, Johnny Carson NBC/Talk Herself
'67-7 The Mike Douglas Show talk/variety 3 episodes Herself
1968 The Skitch Henderson Show Series
The Jonathan Winters Show NBC Variety Herself/Vocalist
The Dating Game Chuck Barris Productions Herself
Operation Entertainment Chuck Barris Productions Herself
1969-71 Tonight Show/Johnny Carson 5 Shows Herself
1970 The Name of The Game w/ Sammy Davis, Tony Franciosa Dramatic series, NBC Herself
The Englbert Humperdinck Show Variety Series Herself
1972 The David Frost Show Fox TV/Talk Herself/guest
The Hollywood Squares Game Show Herself
The Flip Wilson Show NBC TV w/ Sammy Davis, Ed Sullivan... Various Characters
1973 The Kopy Kats ABC Series/8 episodes
Smith/Hemion Productions
Various Characters (Emmy)
w/Orson Wells, Frank Gorshin, Rich Little
George Kirby, Fred Travalena, Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Raymond burr, Robert Young
Ed Sullivan On Broadway CBS 2 hour Special Fannie Brice/showgirls/characters..w/Julie Harris,
Gwen Verdon, Ethel Merman, Jack Cassidy
The Mike Douglas Show WNEW TV Herself
1974 The George Kirby Show Syndicated Herself/vocalist
Stand Up and Cheer CBS Variety Herself/vocalist
What's A Nice Country Like Your.. NBC Special Herself/vocalist/girl on the street
The Mike Douglas Show WNEW TV Herself
Wide World of Entertainment Special w/Alan King ABC TV Herself
1975 Saturday Night Live/Howard Cosell ABC Jean Domanian Productions Herself
The Dinah Shore Show Talk Herself
The Mike Douglas Show WNEW 2 episodes Herself
Bobby Vinton Show Variety Herself/vocalist
1976 Sammy & Co. in Acapulco Special/ABC Herself/vocalist
1977 The Mike Douglas Christmas Special Herself/Various Characters w/Joan Fontaine, Cliff Robertson, Louis Nye, Brenda Lee
1979 Fantasy Island "Rock Stars" Spelling Goldberg Dramatic Reporter
Baby-Marathon Spelling Goldberg Edith
1980 Macy's 54th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Herself/Jane Pauley
Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon Herself/characters
1981 The Diet 7UP Campaign/Rich Little Herself/Various Characters
The Alan Thicke Show Series Herself
The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon Herself
Crusade for Children Telethon KY Herself
The Tom Snyder Tomorrow Show NBC Herself/vocalist/comedy
The Breakfast Connection PBS Special Various Characters (Emmy for show)Little girl, little boy at bat, cookin lady, etc.
Regis Morning Show ABC 3 Episodes Host
The John Davidson Show CBS Herself
TV Guide Salute to the 80's NBC Various Characters
Arthritis Telethon   Herself
AMLA   Herself
Live at Five NBC News/Magazine Herself
Good Morning New York ABC Herself
1982 The Love Boat Spelling/Goldberg Doris/Barbra/Bette/Judy/Prissy, Mae/ Scarlett/Eva Gabor
The Merv Griffin Show talk/3 episodes Herself
Good Morning New York ABC 2 Episodes Herself
Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon Herself/characters
US Magazine Awards NBC Special Herself/characters/Streisand
NBC Special Donna Summer/Streisand
Tribute to the 30's/Donald O'Connor HBO Special Fannie Brice/Herself
4th Annual Cheerleading Championship CBS special ABC 3 Episodes Host/characters
Good Morning New York ABC 3 Episodes Host
PM Magazine Fox Herself
AMLA   Herself
The Norm Crosby Show CBS Herself
1983 Tattletales Game Show/Series 5 Episodes/Herself
PM Magazine FOX/Talk Herself/Various Characters
Tribute to the Olympics NBC Special Herself
Nightwatch CBS Herself
The Merv Griffin Show FOX TV 3 Episodes Herself
The Merv Griffin Show Fox TV Herself
The Joan Lunden Show talk Herself
Good Morning NY FOX TV Herself
Regis/Healthstyles 2 Episodes Herself
Regis and Kathie Lee ABC talk Herself
NBC News at Five with Tom Snyder NBC Herself
1984 Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 2 Episodes Herself/Characters/Cissy Leach
On Stage America FOX/Smith/Hermion Productions Various characters. Note: This show Guests included, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Peter Allen, Baryshnikov, and Pee Wee Herman
Regis and Kathie Lee ABC 3 Episodes Herself/w/ Marvin Hamlisch
The Peoples Choice Award Show NBC Special As Rona Barrett
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Game/Series 5 Shows Herself
The Alan Thicke Show  Syndicated  
Regis - Health styles  Syndicated  
1985 The Robert Morley Show Syndicated Herself
The Ruth Westheimer Show Herself
CBS News CBS Herself
The Merv Griffin Show Fox TV Herself
1986 Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon WORTV Herself
Lifestyles of the RIch and Famous w'Robin Leach   Herself
1987 The New Hollywood Squares Game/Series 5 Episodes Herself
Fame, Forturne, Romance/Robin Leach Series Herself/Characters
The Steve Allen Show Talk/variety Herself
Word Play Game Herself
AM LA News Herself
Regis, Lifestyles Talk Herself
Joan Lunden Show talk Herself
Truth or Consequences Game 5 Episodes Herself
The Robert Klein Show Syndicated Herself
The Tomorrow Show NBC Herself
1988 One Life to Live Soap/3 Episodes Lolly Devore/Digest Award
People Are Talking FOX TV 3 Shows/ Roger Ailes Prod. Herself
Win Lose or Draw Game/5 Shows Herself
Reading Rainbow - "Gregory The Terrible Eater" PBS Series 5 Character Voices
1989 United Jewish Telethon Fundraiser Host
1990 CNBC Talk Live/Beverly Sills talk Herself
Comedy Central/Jon Stewart talk Herself
The Howard Stern Show Herself
Cerebral Palsy Telethon Fundraiser Herself
1991 The Howard Stern Show Zsa Zsa Gabor
CNBC Talk Live 3 Episodes News Host/Moderator/news magazine
The Maury Povich Show 2 Episodes WPIX TV Herself
Good Morning America ABC Herself
The Clint Holmes Show WOR TV Herself
AMLA   Herself
HBO Salute to the 30's W/Donald O'Connor HBO Fannie Brice
CP Telethon    
1992 The Paul Provenza Show Comedy Central Guest/characters
ESPN Talk Guest
New York At Night WORTV/Talk Herself/vocalist
Maury Povich Show 2 Episodes/Talk Guest
Good Day New York FOX TV Guest
Mike Francesa Show MSG Network Guest
The Broadway Hour WNEW Radio 13 celeb episodes, Host
1994 Ayanla Fox TV
1996 The Howard Stern Show Talk Herself/Joan Rivers
1997 WLIW Award in Excellence Special Host/Honoring Harry Belafonte
Another Mitzvah WLIW Special/Docu Herself
1998 Women in Comedy Comedy Central Host
1999 FOX NEWS Morning Show Herself/Joan Rivers
2000 E Channel Celebrity Homes Talk/Home Herself
Regis and Kathie Lee Talk Herself/w/Marvin Hamlisch
Sally Jesse Raphael Talk Herself/Sally Jesse
The Joan Rivers Show Talk Herself/Various Characters
2001 Ticket WLIW info Series Herself
2005 Ticket WLIW info Series Herself
2008 New York Times Info Portrait Herself
2011 Profiles WNYE Television Herself

 

Partial List of Performing Arts Centers, Casinos, Theaters, Night Clubs

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Year Venue Location Info
1963 Ben Maksik's Town and Country   Headline
Carl Hoppl's Baldwin, NY  
1964 Harrahs Lake Tahoe Ed Sullivan Show
Cafe Society Downstairs Chicago Headline
Sahara Hotel Las Vegas W/ Phil Silvers
1966 Funny Girl Dallas National Tour
1967 El San Juan Hotel Puerto Rico Headline
Westbury Music Fair(Funny Girl) Westbury, Long Island  
Latin Quarter New York Headline
Shoreham Hotel Washington DC Headline
St. Louis Muni Opera(Funny Girl) St. Louis  
Kansas City Starlight Theater(Funny Girl) Kansas City  
1968 Phoenix Star Theater(Funny Girl)    
Sutmiller's Dayton, OH Headline
The Rainbow Room NY Salute to HRH Princess Margaret with/Burt Bachrach
Pepsicola Event Washington, DC w/ Joan Crawford
Mr. Kelly's Chicago  
1969 Puerto Rico Sheraton Hotel   Headline
Shoreham Hotel Washington, DC  
1970 Sahara Hotel Las Vegas with Don Rickles
1972 The Playboy Club Great George NY Headline
Saraha Hotel Las Vegas with Don Rickles
1973 Mr. Kelly's Chicago Headline
The Palmer House Chicago Gordon Macrae
The Eden Roc Hotel Miami Headline
Thunderbird Hotel Las Vegas w/ Gordon Macrae
Harrah's Lake Tahoe w/Mickey Rooney, Bobby Van
Caribe Hilton Puerto Rico wHeadline
Hyatt Regency Chicago Headline
The Scots Inn Columbus, Ohio  
1974 Fountainbleau hotel Miami, FL  
Diamond Jim's Minneapolis Headline
Harrahs Lake Tahoe w/ Jerry Lewis
Sutmillers Dayton Ohio Headline
1975 The Latin Casino Cherry Hill, NJ w/ Freddie Prinz
Fontainbleau Hotel Miami, FL  
1976 Smithville Theater NJ w/ Milton Berle, Godfrey Cambridge
Walt Disney World Top of the World Headline
Kenley Players ...Grease... Ohio Theatres  
Emerald Room, Shamrock Hilton Houston, TX  
1977 Town Hall NY Interludes Headline
Walt Disney World   Headline
Hotel Toronto Canada  
Sheraton Park Hotel DC White House News Photographer's Ball
The Rainbow Grill Rockafeller Center NY Headline
White House Press Photographers Ball    
1978 The Grand Finale NY Headline
Walt Disney World   Headline
1979 Caesar's Boardwalk Regency Atlantic City, NJ  
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, GA Headline
Studio One LA Headline
Talk of the Town London Headline
Disney World Top of the World Headline
Westbury Music Fair Westbury, NY  
Valley Forge Theater NJ  
1980 The Improv LA Headline
1981 Les Mouches New York Headline
Caesar's Boardwalk Regency NJ Headline
Philadelphia Pops   w/ Peter Nero
1982 Caesar's Boardwalk Regency NJ Headline
Resorts International NJ  
Playboy Hotel and Casino NJ w/ Eddie Fisher
1983 The Red Parrot New York Headline
1984 Resorts International Atlantic City, NJ w/ Hal Linden
Playboy Hotel and Casino NJ w/ Jerry Lewis
Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY Headline
1985 Grand Ol Opry-Lincoln Mercury Show   w/ Fred Travalena
Resorts International Atlantic City, NJ w/ Alan King
1987 Resorts International Atlantic City, NJ w/ Alan King
State Theatre New Jersey Headline
1988 Royal York Hotel Toronto, Canada Headline
Raritan Valley Community College NJ Headline
1989 Westbury Music Fair Westbury, NY w/ Shecky Green
Tropworld Casino Atlantic City, NJ w/ Alan King
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts   Headline
Westbury Music Fair Westbury, NY w/ Milton Berle, Henny Youngman
1991 Lunt Fontaine Theatre NY Catskills on Broadway Co Headline
1993 Hudson Theatre NY Weight Watchers Event w/ Mandy Patinkin, Rockettes
Hyatt Regency St. Louis, MO Headline
1994 Emelin Theatre Westchester, NY w/ Mandy Patinkin, Rockettes
Jupiter Theatre Jupiter, FL w/ Phyllis Diller
Centre East Skokie, ILL. Headline
1995 South Florida Tour    
Michael's Pub New York  
Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse NY Headline
Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY Headline
1996 Queen's Theatre on the Park Queens, NY Headline
1997 Westhampton Beach Pac NY Headline
Maxim's NY Headline
State Theatre New Brunswick, NJ Headline
Emelin Theatre Westchester, NY Headline
Florida Tour    
1999 Harrahs Atlantic City (B'Way Ballyhoo) Headline
2000 Queens Theatre O the Park   Headline
Nyack Performing Arts Center   Headline
2001 Westhampton Beach Pac NY Headline
Tilles Center Long Island Headline
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts   Headline
2004 Queen's Theater on the park NY Headline
2005 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY  
The Westchester Premier Theatre   w/ Leslie Uggams
2006-20013 Westhampton Pac NY Headline
Cerritos Los Angeles w/ Jack Jones
Rainbow Room NY Drama League Event
National Arts Club NY  
Actor's Temple New York  
The Town Hall New York  
The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center NY  
Tilles Center Long Island, NY  

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