Directing

I am pleased to have been called on to develop, write or direct with a diverse eye and ear to support a client’s vision in stage, television and print.          

– Michael Paul

MICHAEL has conceived, consulted, written and/or directed shows for names like  Shayna Steele (Taylor Swift, Rhianna), Jai Rodriguez (Queer Eye),  Betty Buckley (Tony winner), Branden James  (America’s Got Talent) and Deepak Sethi (Family Guy) in addition to numerous Grammy and Oscar winner and variety acts.

Creating and mounting over thirty original productions for cabarets, revue shows and high-tech spectaculars, he also brought international licensing to the live stage with shows like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!©, Siegfried & Roy© and Soul Train©, creating a PR, advertising and merchandising product unsurpassed by competing properties.

Currently Michael puts his stamp on stage and televised events with Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, John Travolta, Maz Jobrani, Jenifer Hudson, Kathy Bates, Barbra Streisand, The Muppets, Robert DeNiro, Diana Ross, Derek and Julianne Hough. 

 

AWARD SHOWS & RED CARPET EVENTS

GOLDEN GLOBES / Hollywood Foreign Press
CLIVE DAVIS PRE-GRAMMY CONCERT
WALT DISNEY AWARDS
BETTY WHITE’s DOG HERO AWARDS
FORBES LUXURY SUMMIT
ASCAP AWARDS
OSCAR NOMINEE LUNCHEON
LEGENDS OF AVIATION
THE 43RD ANNUAL MAGICAL ARTS AWARDS
BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER GALA
THE THIRST GALA
NATIONAL DANCERS SOCIETY
COACH ARTS
BEVERLY HILTON’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY
UNION MISSION
SDT CENTENNIAL CONVENTION
BEVERLY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT BLACK & WHITE GALA
JEWISH FEDERATION’S LARGER THAN LIFE GALA
THE SABAN CLINIC hosted by Sean Hayes

 

THEATRICAL

BRANDEN JAMES IN CONCERT (Tour)
JENIFER HUDSON (Event)
LEGENDS IN CONCERT (Las Vegas)
THE NAKED MAGICIANS (Las Vegas)
THE CORNER OF SYMPHONY & SOUL  (Los Angeles)
RED HOT BLACK & BLUES  (Atlantic City)
THE DIVAS OF BROADWAY  (New York)
KARMELA IN CONCERT (New York)
SHOWGIRLS: A LIFE IN FEATHERS & RHINESTONES (Las Vegas)
STEVE BRUNER: SIMPLE (Comedy Central Stage)
JAI RODRIGUEZ TONIGHT  (Los Angeles)
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS (Reno)
CRYSTAL JUBILEE HOLIDAY ON ICE  (Toronto)
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT CIRCUS SIDESHOW  (Biloxi)
LAUGH RIOT  (Minneapolis)
SIEGFRIED & ROY PRESENTS (Tour)
SOUL TRAIN LIVE  (Cruise Lines)
MERV GRIFFIN’S COCONUT GROVE  (Corporate)
PUPPET-UALLY YOURS  (Corporate)
BURLESQUE BERZERK  (Corporate)
ZIEGFELD’S FOLLY (New York)
FROM BACH TO BIEBER  (Tour)
SHAYNA STEELE @ FEZ  (New York)
JEWICIDAL TENDENCIES  (Tour)
JUKEBOX JEWELS WITH CHUBBY CHECKER (Tour)
PHYLLIS HYMAN: A TRIBUTE TO LIFE & SONG  (Apollo)
HEAVENLY BODIES  (Atlantic City)
PHILADELPHIA 4TH OF JULY SPECTACULAR
1 VOICE (Royal Caribbean)
IMPROV INFUSED  (Chicago)
SOUNDS OF THE CITY  (Sands Casino)
MICHAEL JACKSON 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (New York City)

 

FILM & TV: Outsourced & Original

COMEDY CENTRAL ROASTS
GOODNIGHT AMERICA!
DISNEY’s CRASH AND BERNSTEIN
THE PASEK & PAUL SHOW
PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE: LIVE FROM The APOLLO
COLLEGE COOKING
THE CONRAD CAVALCADE
THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
THE VENTRILOQUIST
ABC’S GOING DEEPAK
WONDERTOWN
THE TOMATO LOUNGE
HUNK*MANIA: THE REALITY SHOW
BECKA AND THE BIG BUBBLE
WELCOME TO THE GAYBORHOOD
YICKEE-DOODLE
ZOEY ZOOLOGY
HEEL ME
MISS RICHFIELD 1981
THE PINK ELEPHANT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM
CJ AND PEANUT
MAKING THE MOVE

 

 

LITERARY

 

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 “Michael Paul is a modern day showman.”
Pierre Cossette, Grammy Awards
Executive Producer