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C. Michael Perry

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C. Michael Perry — was born in Colorado and raised in Chicago. He found the theatre at age 14 and has made all or part of his living in theatre, film and television since the age of 16, with his first professional job as a stagehand in a Chicago theatre. He has worked major network television shows, and many commercials, and several Shows for PBS and ABC, along with three 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 60 shows on the Community, Educational and Professional level.

During the late-1970s and early-1980s he worked in Television on the “The Donny and Marie Show” and “The Osmond Family Hour” and many other specials, working directly with such stars as Buddy Hackett, Andy Griffith, Bob Hope, Paul Lynde, Robert Conrad, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Coyote, Barnard Hughes, and even was a dialogue coach for Dame Judith Anderson, and choreographer for a number performed by Dick Van Dyke.

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 at all levels.
He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a BA in Theatre.

He taught High School theatre for 14 years, producing 4 shows and 2 competitions per year, with many students winning competitions and receiving scholarships.

He is the Composer/Lyricist 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.

He is currently at work on several new musicals, “COMING HOME: A CHRISTMAS STORY,” “LAND OF OZ,” plus “CHRISTMAS ON THE BLUE,” and “THE HOUSE OF MIRTH” with Elizabeth Hansen.

He is a member of The New England Theatre Conference, Maine Arts Commission, The New England Foundation for the Arts, Theta Alpha Phi, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and has been a member of 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, and The American Alliance for Theatre In Education. 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/Salt Lake City, 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 has done freelance writing for Scottsdale MultiMedia. 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,  and ON THE EDGES OF TIME, plus “FLASHES AND SHADOWS — The Tale That Shattered Summerville” a Young Adult Detective Novel.

In various stages of development 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, “ANGEL,” an Historical Fiction of the Civil War, and “THE POD CITY OF PALAK III,” a Science Fiction Adventure.

He makes his home in Newport, Maine with his wife Sharon. His daughters, Jessica, Janalynn, Joelle and son Jon-Christopher, are out on their own; married and such!

Here is a link to my Amazon Author Page

MUSICALS (at Leicester Bay Theatricals)

MUSICALS (at Zion Theatricals)

MEDIA

ADAPTATIONS/EDITINGS OF SHAKESPEARE

MUSICALS at Eldridge Plays and Musicals

(Yes, we’re sending you off -site, but only if you’re interested in any of the following:)

PLAY ADAPTATIONS/EDITINGS at Eldridge Plays and Musicals

FICTION (at Leicester Bay Books / Zion BookWorks)

  • Daniel Light and The Miracle of Mirador (Book 1 in the Children of the Orb SERIES)
  • Daniel Light and the The Blood Rose of Panador (Book 2 in the the Children of the Orb SERIES)
  • Daniel Light and the Circle of Light (Book 3 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) STILL EDITING
  • Daniel Light and the Child of Promise (Book 4 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) STILL EDITING
  • Daniel Light and the Exile of Aradon (Book 5 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES)
  • Daniel Light and the Children of the Flaming Sword (Book 6 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) READY, BUT UNPUBLISHED
  • Daniel Light: the Prince and the Pretender (Book 7 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) READY, BUT UNPUBLISHED
  • Daniel Light and the Brotherhood of the Burning Branch (Book 8 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) READY, BUT UNPUBLISHED
  • Daniel Light and the Two-fold Twins (Book 9 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) STILL EDITING
  • Daniel Light and the Golden Sceptre of Aydriel (Book 10 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Daniel Light and the Dark Prince (Book 11 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Daniel Light and the Contest of Kings (Book 12 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Daniel Light and the Tryst In Time (Book 13 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Daniel Light: Lord of Renewal (Book 14 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Daniel Light and the Histories of the Orb (Book 15 in the Daniel Light and the Children of the Orb SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Wembley Tewkes: Imperfections On the Edge (Book 1 in the On the Edges of Time SERIES)
  • Wembley Tewkes: Living From Edge to Edge (Book 2 in the On the Edges of Time SERIES) IN PROCESS
  • Wembley Tewkes: The Edges Revealed (Book 3 in the On the Edges of Time SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Wembley Tewkes and the Journal of Ambrosius Gryffudd (Book 4 in the On the Edges of Time SERIES) IN SCENARIO
  • Flashes and Shadows — The Tale That Shattered Summerville (YA Detective Novel)

SINGLE SONGS (Spiritual or Secular) at Shining Sharon Music

Original Compositions

  • As Gold — Stripling Warriors — VOCAL SOLO
  • Born Of Heaven’s Power — The Priesthood —  VOCAL SOLO & SSA
  • The Children of Christ — 4Nephi1: 15-17  — VOCAL SOLO & SATB
  • A Children’s Carol — Christmas — (with George G. King) — (2 lines for child voices) IN PROCESS
  • Christmas Is Coming — (with James G. Lambert) — SATB [with optional Children’s Voices] & SOLO
  • Christmas Star — Christmas — (with George G. King) — SATB & VOCAL SOLO
  • Christmas Time — (with George G. King)  — SATB & SOLO
  • Easy — Friendship in Christ — VOCAL SOLO
  • Gardens — those places of Glory and Sacrifice — VOCAL SOLO
  • Greatest of All — VOCAL SOLO
  • Hosanna! — Easter — VOCAL SOLO & SAB
  • I Am His — taking upon us the name of Christ —  VOCAL SOLO
  • In Bethlehem’s Stall — Salvation from He who came as a little child — VOCAL SOLO
  • Jerusalem, Arise! — (Moroni 10) — VOCAL SOLO & SATB
  • A New Star — Christmas –VOCAL SOLO & SATB
  • Not Least Of All — What the Savior has done for us — VOCAL SOLO
  • O, Holy Child — Christmas — (with Carolyn Gifford) — SAB
  • On My Knees — prayer —  VOCAL SOLO
  • Once Upon A Time — Turning over your will to God — VOCAL SOLO
  • One True Princess — VOCAL SOLO
  • Pillar of Flame — Joseph Smith — VOCAL SOLO
  • Princesses — daughters — VOCAL SOLO
  • She Believes — VOCAL SOLO
  • A Shining Star —  A double melody song about the birth of Jesus Christ and the signs that accompanied it. (with James G. Lambert) — SATB
  • Sing A Song of Faith —  (Helaman3:35) — VOCAL SOLO  & SATB
  • Solitaire — Single Life & Marriage — (with George G. King) — VOCAL SOLO
  • Son of God — about the Priesthood  — VOCAL SOLO
  • Still!  — about the Savior, then and now — (with George G.King) — VOCAL SOLO
  • The Sweetest Peace — The Temple — VOCAL SOLO
  • Talking Through The Ceiling — prayer, reaching God — VOCAL SOLO
  • We’re Not Alone! — He is always there  — VOCAL SOLO
  • Welcome Home! — Missionaries coming home  — VOCAL SOLO
  • Where Heaven Touches Earth — The Temple — VOCAL SOLO

Arrangements of Well-known Songs

  • Angels Sang — adapted from Hark The Herald Angels Sing  — SATB
  • Angels We Have Heard On High —  SATB
  • Beautiful Zion Built Above — Heaven — VOCAL SOLO
  • Calon Lan — Welsh Hymn — Music: John Hughes, Words: Gwyrosydd — VOCAL SOLO
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing — SATB
  • Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah — Music byJohn Hughes, Lyrics by William Williams — SATB
  • I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day — 2part voice
  • Jesus, Lover of My Soul  — SATB
  • Joseph Smith’s First Prayer —  SOLO
  • Mid Pleasures and Palaces (Home Sweet Home)  — VOCAL SOLO
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel — Traditional  — SATB
  • Oh, My Father —  SATB
  • Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus (Descant) —  SATB  Descant
  • Shenandoah — SATB
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer — Music by William B. Bradbury. Lyric by William Walford — SATB
  • There is a Green Hill Far Away —  SATB

Christmas Cantatas and Celebrations

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him — (with Lindy Kerby)
  • The Promise of Christmas — script only