C. Michael Perry
C. Michael Perry — was born in Colorado and raised in Chicago. He found the theatre in High School and has made a living in theatre, film and television since then. He has worked major network television shows, including the original Donny and Marie Show for ABC, and many commercials, and several Shows for PBS and ABC, along with two independent films.
As an Actor/Performer he has played in front of live audiences from Chicago to Utah to Canada to Germany and Italy in various plays and musicals. He has received acting awards for his many leading and supporting roles.
He has served as Director for over 40 shows on the Community, Educational and Professional level.
As a Choreographer he has prepared over 50 productions.
His Musical Direction and Vocal Coaching has won accolades.
He has won awards for lighting and scenic designs in community theatre and on the high school level.
He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BA in Theatre.
He is the Composer and/or Playwright of over fifty plays and musicals including “CINDERABBIT” for PBS, which won an Emmy Award and a “Best Of The West” Public Television award. Most of his plays and award winning musicals have been produced across the nation and many have been produced internationally. Many are also published. Several titles include, ENTERTAINING MARK TWAIN, FAUNTLEROY!, KEWPIE!, THE APPLE KINGDOM, OF BABYLON, TURN THE GAS BACK ON!, CURSES, FOILED AGAIN!, TOM SAWYER, ONSTAGE!, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, THE MIRACLE OF MIRADOR, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, and ANNE with an ‘e’ – THE GREEN GABLES MUSICAL.
He is or has been a member of Theta Alpha Phi, The Educational Theatre Association, The International Thespian Society, Associated Latter-day Media Artists (ALMA), Christians In Theatre Arts, The Texas Educational Theatre Association, The Utah Theatre Association, Rocky Mountain Theatre Association, Ohio Community Theatre Association, Southwest Theatre Association, The American Alliance for Theatre In Education and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He has served as the President of the Theatre Guild Of Utah Valley in central Utah.
For thirty years, until its sale in 2008, he was President of Encore Performance Publishing of Orem, Utah, which he founded — a publisher of plays and musicals for amateur, educational and professional markets, now owned by Eldridge Plays and Musicals. He also worked as the VP of Sales and Marketing for General Theatrical Supply of Salt Lake City.
He currently does freelance writing for Scottsdale MultiMedia, a company out of Arizona.
He is the Owner/Publisher of Leicester Bay Books, Zion BookWorks, Leicester Bay Theatricals and Zion Theatricals and Shining Sharon Music.
He is the Author of two fantasy adventure series: THE CHILDREN OF THE ORB (“Daniel Light and the Miracle of Mirador” [Book 1]), (“Daniel Light and the Blood Rose of Panador” [Book 2]) six additional titles in progress and 7 in scenario; and ON THE EDGES OF TIME (“Wembley Tewkes: Imperfections on the Edge” [Book1]) Book 2 is in progress and Book 3 is in scenario, plus “SINS OF THE SONS: FLASHES AND SHADOWS — The Tale That Shattered Summerville” a Young Adult Detective Novel.
In various stages of writing are: “SWEETWATER SALVATION”, An Historical Fiction, “AMCANICO: The Children of the Apocalypse — A Retrospective of the Future”, and “THE NIGHT SHIFT”, a Teen-Paranormal Fiction, and “ANGEL” an Historical Fiction of the Civil War.
He makes his home in South Jordan, Utah with his wife Sharon, and son Jon-Christopher. His older daughters, Jessica, Janalynn and Joelle are out on their own; married and such!