Frankie Michaels

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Frankie Michaels (born May 5, 1956; Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American singer and actor of stage, film and television.

Stage career[edit]

Michaels holds the record for being the youngest person to win a Tony Award at age ten for his performance as young Patrick Dennis in the Broadway musical Mame in 1966.[1] His other stage credits include A for Adult and Happily Ever After, both off-Broadway.[2]

TV career[edit]

Michaels appeared in the TV series As the World Turns from 1964–66, Our Private World in 1965, and The Joey Bishop Show in 1967.[3] While performing in Mame he made guest appearances on The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show in 1966.[4]

Singing career[edit]

In 1965, at age 10, Michaels recorded Gladys Shelley's theme song for the Little Miss America pageant at Palisades Amusement Park, for Spiral Records.[5][6]

In 2010, he sang "My Best Girl," which he had sung in Mame, during a tribute to Angela Lansbury at the 2010 Drama League Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.[7]

As of 2013, Michaels works for United Radio Service in East Syracuse, New York, and sings in a lounge at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, on Friday evenings.


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