MICHAEL CHAPMAN (Producer/Director) began performing professionally at the age of seven as a child prodigy from a musical family. His innate musical abilities and a genuine enthusiasm for entertaining continued throughout his career. One of his earliest acclaimed shows, THE CURTAIN CALLS, was a contemporary musical-comedy vaudeville act featured on the Golden Globe Awards and it introduced him to national television audiences. He is the original Producer/Director of the Tony-Award winning show FORBIDDEN BROADWAY... New York's longest running hit musical satire. And his enormously popular hit show HIDDEN BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS! played to packed houses and went on to receive numerous theatrical awards.
Utilizing his extensive experience as a Producer/Director, together with being an accomplished pianist and musical arranger, he has created shows ranging from a musical-comedy re-enactment of a live radio presentation which appeared at Carnegie Hall, to large-scale musicals and corporate events with casts of hundreds at New York's Lincoln Center.
In addition to performing and working in all aspects of creative theatrical production, including musical shows and headlining acts for some of the world's largest cruise lines, Michael further enjoys coaching privately and has been on the staff of UCLA conducting musical theatre classes in performing and auditioning.
He also performed his own headlining act and has appeared with scores of stars including showbiz legends Phyllis Diller, Sonny and Cher, Don Rickles and Johnny Carson.
Michael continues today to be a dynamic influence in the entertainment industry.
PAUL HOLMQUIST (Choreographer) began his professional career singing and dancing in Disneyland's KIDS OF THE KINGDOM. This led to a long run at Tokyo Disneyland as well as at another of Japan's multi-million dollar theme parks, Sanrio Puroland. During his six year stint in Tokyo, he appeared in numerous television commercials and print ads in addition to many roles in television dramas and made-for-TV movies.
Paul also enjoys working as a choreographer. Teaming up with award-winning director Michael Chapman, one of his favorite projects was choreographing the event, EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAY at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. This huge production show was sponsored by The Footlighters and proved to be the most successful event ever held by this prestigious charitable organization.
In addition to his acting, singing and choreographic skills, Paul is also a classically trained pianist. However his first love is musical theatre and he has appeared in scores of memorable musicals including ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE MUSIC MAN, WEST SIDE STORY, BABES IN ARMS, HELLO DOLLY!, THE PAJAMA GAME, and the west coast premiere of ME AND MY GIRL.
Paul can also be seen starring in one of their hit shows... OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.