"Celebrity Ventriloquist" may be an unlikely goal to aspire to, but Pete Michaels has earned the title.
A native of New York City, his sweeping career spans over three decades and includes live appearances at major comedy clubs such as The Improv, Funny Bone, Catch A Rising Star and many, many more.
He has also performed in casinos such as The Borgata, The Hilton, The Claridge, The Tropicana and The Flamingo, just to name a few.
Pete has opened for and appeared with many celebrities including; MGMT, Sherman Hemsley, Jamie Foxx, Sinbad, Bobby Vinton, Michael Amante, Jerry Vale, Al Martino, David Alan Grier, Lanie Kazan, Pat Cooper, George Wallace and Neil Sedaka (to a capacity audience of 10,000!)
TV appearances include; The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Let's Laugh With Sherman Hemsley, Comedy Central, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Showtime At The Apollo, The Uptown Comedy Club, Canada's Comedy At Club 54 and many more.
Pete has also taught the art of Ventriloquism to the likes of Adrien Brody and Judith Roberts for the major motion pictures Dummy and Dead Silence, and also to Russy Simmons of MTV's Run's House.
Most recently, Michaels was honored at the 2010 International Ventriloquist Convention with the W.S. Berger Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Ventriloquism.
Pete currently appears (alongside three members of his 8-puppet posse) in Columbia recording artist MGMT's video for their latest hit "Flash Delirium." The video has been nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
That's right kids. He's made ventriloquism hip again.
Pete performs nationally and internationally for Corporate, Adult and Family audiences.