MICHAEL McASSEY is a 4 time MAC and BISTRO Award winning entertainer recently heralded by BROADWAY WORLD as “The clown prince of New York cabaret!” They also called him “One of cabaret’s most talented troubadours with the pianistic finesse of Michael Feinstein, smooth phrasing of Tony Bennett and the bawdy wit of Bette Midler!”
“Mac” has been a popular member of the New York Piano Bar & Cabaret communities for over 35 years and currently can be found at the piano at the famous Algonquin Hotel, and hosts Showtune Sunday Brunch at Paper Mill Playhouse, in NJ. In NYC he opened both DON’T TELL MAMA and EIGHTY-EIGHT’S, and can be found at clubs in NYC, Chicago, Provincetown, Puerto Vallarta, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale and Atlantic City to name a few. He appeared in Paris with Barbara Cook and Patti LuPone, and toured with Ms. LuPone in her cabaret act THE ARGENTINA TURNER REVUE.
As an actor he made his Broadway debut in LATE NITE COMIC and onstage has co- starred with Andre de Shields in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, Sally Mayes in GYPSY, starred as Edna in 2 companies of HAIRSPRAY and as Max Bialystock in 3 different companies of Mel Brooks’ THE PRODUCERS.
An accomplished conductor & music director, Mac divides his time between onstage and off including conducting the Broadway National Tours of AVENUE Q, TITANIC: THE MUSICAL, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and working as a Vocal Coach for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, PACE University, NYU, NY Film Academy and The College Audition Conservatory.
He serves on the Board of Directors for MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret) and has been a featured performer and music director for the Provincetown Cabaret Festival for three years, He currently appears often at The Algonquin Hotel in NYC and hosts Showtune Sunday Brunch at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.