Davis, Michael 1936–

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DAVIS, Michael 1936


Born July 30, 1936, in Little Rock, AR; son of Roy Carlton (an accountant) and Enola Adeline (maiden name, Neel) Davis. Education: Attended University of Arkansas; studied acting with David LeGrant, Robert Ravan, and Mary Tarsai in New York City; studied opera with Carmine Gagliardi and Sarah Lee in New York City.

Career: Actor, singer, and writer. Sanders Agency, New York City, worked as literary agent.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.

Awards, Honors: Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, 1973, for Company.


Stage Appearances:

(New York debut) Ciccio, Most Happy Fellow, City Center Theatre, 1959.

Sir Lucius O'Trigger, All in Love, Martinque Theatre, New York City, 1961.

Understudy for the role of Vidal, Sweet Charity, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Dark Glasses and Mike, The Apple Tree, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Prospector and doorman, Dear World, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 19671968.

Bruce, How Do I Love You, preBroadway production, 1969.

Promenade, Promena Theatre, New York City, 19691970.

Tucker, Look to the Lillies, LuntFontanne Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Sebastian Baye, Coco, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1970.

Robert, Company, Forum Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1973.

Lead singer, All Night Strut, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1975.

Kurt Weill, Berlin to Broadway, Theatre by the Sea, Portsmouth, NH, then Westchester Regional Theatre, 1979.

Man, Side by Side by Sondheim, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1980.

Frederick, A Little Night Music, Theatre by the Sea, 1980.

Standby for Gerald and others, Woman of the Year, Palace Theatre, 19811982.

Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Wichita Summer Theatre, Wichita, KS, 1985.

Ronald Dupre, The Future of the American Musical, Musical Theatre Works, 1985.

An American and Mike, Rags, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1986.

The Best of Selma Hazouri and Pals (cabaret production), Steve McGraw's Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Comedy Tonight (a revue), LuntFontanne Theatre, 1994.

Tom Sawyer, Big River, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2002.

Also appeared as Herod, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kansas City Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO.

Major Tours:

Bells Are Ringing, U.S. cities, 1959.

Marco the Magnificent, Carnival, U.S. cities, 1961.

Edward Rutledge, 1776, U.S. cities, 19701972.

Film Appearances:

Production singer, The Producers, Embassy, 1968.

Sweet Charity, Universal, 1969.

Blue Legion member, Survival Quest, 1989.

Georgia reporter, The People vs. Larry Flynt (also known as Larry Flynt: The Naked Truth ), Columbia, 1996.

Visitor of the Lot, Drylongso, 1998.

The juggler, Barney's Great Adventure, 1998.

Dean Arthur Pembroke, Songcatcher, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Honor guard, The Last Castle, DreamWorks, 2001.

Junior, Love Don't Cost a Thing (also known as Love Don't Co$t a Thing ), 2003.