Born in the Bronx and raised in Brighton Beach Brooklyn. Michael loved growing up in Brighton with all the "colorful" characters walking around. Brighton Beach was the last stop on the train from Manhattan. All the uptown Park Avenue shrinks would tell their patients to just take the D-train and get off at Brighton Beach, the ocean air will do you good!

Michael graduated from Lincoln High School where other graduates before him included Arthur Miller, Mel Brooks, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, the Tokens, Jay Black, Lou Gossett, Marv Albert, Lee Mazzelli. Michael always loved music and entertaining. Like Eddie Murphy and Billie Crystal, as a kid, Michael always entertained his family and their friends at family gatherings.

Music was always Michael's first love. Michael's mother used to wake him up every Saturday morning just in time for his favorite show "Soul Train" where he learned about R&B music. He started playing the drums professionally when he was sixteen years old and became a singing drummer, sometimes playing in clubs where he wasn't old enough to be in, til the wee hours. He would play for wedding bands, and for the "Goodfellas" on the weekend. Michael performed just a few feet away from John Gotti at one of these engagements.

Wanting more than just to be a singing drummer, Michael gave up the sticks, to front a band, and he has never turned back. Michael did stand-up in New York and Los Angeles incorporating his singing impressions. His one-on-one relationship with the audience doing stand-up, has translated to his relationship with the audience when he sings. Michael's fans follow him around the country.

Michael has performed in casinos from Arizona to Yosemite. He has played all over the world, including headlining for major cruise lines. He tours the country as Frank Sinatra, in a Tribute to the Rat Pack, as well as touring with his own band in "Sinatra, Bennett and Me". Michael recently performed with the California Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, featuring the music of Frank Sinatra.

Michael was the star of the long running Las Vegas show "The Rat Pack Is Back" at the Sahara hotel produced by David Cassidy and Don Reo. Michael has worked with many of his fellow entertainers like Jeff Foxworthy, Carlos Mencia, Paul Rodriguez, and many others. He is working on his new CD, a little jazz and a little R&B, with a producer who has worked with Aretha Franklin, Jeffrey Osborne, and James Ingram, among others. His new CD is expected to drop this summer "Mikey B - Swings R&B."

Besides his singing career, Michael is also an accomplished actor. Recently, Michael completed two theater productions in Hollywood, "Resting in Pieces" written by Sam Bobrick, who recently directed Penny Marshall in his play "Sheldon and Mrs. Levine", and a brand-new 1940's live radio play "Night Stories." Michael recently guest starred on the Disney hit show "The Suite Life On Deck" as bandleader Ira Dinkelman. He was also the voice of Dino Spimoni in Nickelodian's "Hey Arnold," and Ray Doppel in "Hey Arnold the Movie." Michael has recently created a sit-com pilot focusing on his life as an entertainer. Michael loves comedy acting almost as much as singing.

Michael lives in Los Angeles California with his wife Ellen and his parents Joe and Edna, from Brighton Beach!

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