By Howard Tucker, Jersey Boys Blog Special Correspondent
On Saturday, March 1, actor, singer/songwriter, and author Michael McGlone (www.michaelmcglone.com) was a guest of Fantastic Fans Pamela Singer and Howard Tucker for the evening performance of Jersey Boys.
Since his critically acclaimed debut as Patrick in Ed Burnsâ€™ masterpiece â€œThe Brothers McMullen.â€ Michael has gone on to illustrious careers in TV and film, music, literature and stand-up comedy.
In addition to â€œMcMullenâ€, Michael starred in the films “She’s the One” with Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, “Subway Storiesâ€ with Rosie Perez, “Hard Ball” with Keanu Reeves, â€œOne Tough Copâ€ with Stephen Baldwin, and â€œDinner Rushâ€ with Danny Aiello, as well as â€œThe Bone Collectorâ€ where he played Angelina Jolieâ€™s dedicated detective colleague alongside Denzel Washington and Queen Latifah.
In the world of TV, Michael most recently was the by-the-book Deputy Police Chief Nolan Abrami in Spike TVâ€™s 2007 serial drama â€œThe Kill Point,â€ now on DVD. He has also made appearances on â€œLaw and Order,â€ â€œSVU,â€ â€œThatâ€™s Life,â€ and â€œHACK.â€
Michael has released two critically acclaimed albums, â€œHeroâ€ and â€œTo Be Down,â€ with all original material. He performs his music regularly in cabaret in Manhattan, usually at â€œThe Triadâ€ on 72nd Street. He has also performed live on â€œFox and Friends,â€ the morning show on Fox-TV.
Michael and our Christian Hoff, both talented guitarists and songwriters, spent considerable time backstage reviewing their preferences for original material and musical instruments. Unbeknownst to all of us, Christian has written ten original songs, which we hope heâ€™ll perform at his next cabaret. Perhaps a duet with Michael is in the works somewhere down the road.
Michael is the renowned author of three novels, And All the Roses Dying, Houriganâ€™s Song, and Dice. He is presently working on his fourth, CAI, a story of two brothers, murder, and intrigue in New Haven, CT. He has also written much poetry and many short stories.
The Stand-Up Comic
September 12th, 2007, Michael was the first non-comedian to perform as part of the Comedy Covers Series, of the Breuer Unleashed Sirius Satellite Radio Show. Hosted by Jim Breuer and Pete Correale, the highly unique format brings comics to the stage to perform the works of other comedians, either as themselves, or some celebrity. As part of the most recent event, Michael hilariously performed the comedy of George Carlin…as Christopher Walken.
Unlike Michaelâ€™s Fantastic Fan hosts, Saturday was his inaugural viewing of Jersey Boys. He immensely enjoyed his visit after the show backstage with stars Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Jennifer Naimo, Sebastian Arcelus, and Heather Ferguson, all of whom had seen and admired Michaelâ€™s work over the last two decades. Michael, is Broadway next for you??