KING MICHAEL…A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop
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KING MICHAEL…A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop

New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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The best kept secret in music


Aug 15, 2010

The Freeman Stage at Bayside Almost 1,000 people came out last night for our final night of Tribute Week! "King Michael" - a tribute to Michael Jackson, was a show that you couldn't take your eyes off of! What talent! Thanks to all who came last night to contribute to our cause. We couldn't do it without you!

The Freeman Stage - Presenter


July 10, 2010

Dear Presenters,

I am so very proud to have presented KING MICHAEL…A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop to a sold-out crowd at Caesar’s on June 27, 2010. To sum it up in one word….SPECTACULAR!

In all my years of presenting productions from celebrity artists to Broadway shows, this production celebrating the Life of Michael Jackson is by far the most well-thought-out, inspiring and breathtaking show I have ever seen or presented.

The producer, Steve Love, whom I have known since his early career as a professional skater, really nailed it on head by assembling a brilliant ensemble of the best in the business…simply world class! From the live singing Michael Jackson impersonators (who were as close to the real Michael as it gets both vocally and visually) to the all-star classically trained dance company, acrobatic break dancers, live band with master specialty percussionists and the golden voices Harlem GospeLive, our multicultural audience was in complete awe from the moment the show started to the climactic finale and thunderous standing ovation that followed. The audience was blown away!

What else can I say? Only that the show was so impressive that I have gathered investors who have confirmed presenting KING MICHAEL…A Tribute to the King of Pop for an exclusive limited engagement on Broadway in 2011.


John Salvato - Presenter


July 6, 2010

Dear Presenters:

It is with great pleasure that I recommend KING MICHAEL for your upcoming performing arts series.

I first saw a showcase (very short version) of King Michael at the New York Hilton Hotel during last January’s APAP conference. The producer of the show, Steve Love of Love Productions Inc., assured me at that at that time that this would be one of the most amazing tributes to the King of Pop ever produced. Based on Steve’s assurances I took a chance and booked it as the world premiere and the only NYC appearance on one of the most important dates of Michael’s history - the First Anniversary of his death.

The media of course went wild paying tributes and highlighting Michael’s accomplishments and so we had a lot to live up to in not disappointing our audiences.

Not only was the show outstanding but it exceeded all of my expectations which after 30 years of presenting artists of various stature is not an easy task. In summary, our audience went wild: young and old, from different backgrounds -- they all came together in one of the most outstanding moments of our times when art imitates life. Young girls were screaming for Michael’s autograph and the audience did not want to leave the concert hall demanding to hear and see more, resulting in four curtain calls. The show was so successful that after numerous e-mails from our audience members asking for KING MICHAEL back we did book the show one more time for next season.

I am sure that Steve Love can present you with a sample video so you can see for your own eyes what a great production this is. I just want to lend my support to the show that really touched the hearts of my audience as well as mine.

Of course I will be happy to provide you with any additional details.

Many thanks for your serious consideration.

Most sincerely yours,

Eva Bornstein
Executive Director - Presenter


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Michael Firestone – MJ Impersonator, Live Singing and Dancing

Michael Firestone was born in Rome, NY. Music played a large part in Michael's life, and no artist more so than Michael Jackson. Michael Firestone learned to imitate every move and vocal vibration of the icon. He performed Jackson's songs in shows throughout his adolescence. Once Michael Firestone became an adult, he moved to Las Vegas and began a career impersonating the 'King of Pop.'

Prior to Michael Jackson’s untimely death, Michael Firestone has performed as a Michael Jackson tribute artist in live shows such as 'MTV Magic' and 'Around the World' in Asia. He also performed for 'Legends in Concert' in Myrtle Beach, 'LaCage' and 'Masquerade' in Atlantic City. Michael Firestone also did guest appearances on 'Larry the Cable Guy's Christmas Spectacular' and the Asian variety show 'The Bon Show.'

Since Michael Jackson’s tragic passing, Michael Firestone has become one of the most respected and sought after Michael Jackson tribute artists in the USA performing several memorial shows at Harrah’s Carnival Court in Las Vegas; full out tributes at the Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN; The Paragon Casino in Marksville, LA; The Temple Theater in Meridian, MS; two weeks at the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, WA; Hooters Casino in Las Vegas; several corporate events; and being chosen as one of two official Michael Jackson impersonators for the Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular shows in theaters and casinos all over the USA and Canada including the Tacoma Dome.

Pete Carter – MJ Impersonator, Live Dancing

Pete Carter, born and raised in New Jersey has been thrilling audiences as Michael Jackson ever since he was a little kid. At just 8 years old, Pete would dance in front of his idol on the TV screen, as his mother sewed replica Michael Jackson costumes fitted just for him. Now, for the past 10 years, Pete has been professionally impersonating the King of Pop for audiences all across the country.

In June 2003, Pete had the honor to sit down with the King himself. Michael Jackson complimented Pete on his costumes and thanked him for everything. Later that year, Pete would be invited into Neverland Valley Ranch on two separate occasions meeting the entire Jackson family. Since then Pete has worked with almost everyone from Madame Tussaud’s, & Guinness to Sony BMG on behalf of Michael Jackson

In April of 2009, Pete got to spend what would be his final moments with Michael Jackson. He asked Michael to autograph his back in black Sharpie and then got it permanently tattooed on later that night. A one of a kind mark of a true legend left behind on Pete for his entire life. In June 2009, Pete attended Michael Jackson’s memorial service at the Staples Center. Leaving behind a promise to Michael to do everything he can to keep the legacy alive.

Ivan Kelley AKA Lil’ Man – Young Singing, Dancing MJ

From a distance, one might say that He's a sheer reminiscent of an early Michael Jackson. Those that know him say he is simply himself. Born Ivan Kelley Cousin Jr., Lil Man, is indeed a child prodigy. With undeniable talent, he performed in his first talent showcase at 7 years old and has continued to cultivate his craft, recently being a guest on the Ellen DeGeneres show and performing all around the United States with stars such as Acon. With flawless delivery and pitch, his voice is distinctively laced with soul and has earned the adoration of fans across the globe. How could a youngster exude such rhythm and soul? Charge it to his parents, but especially his Dad, Ivan Kelley Cousin, Sr., who sang professionally for over 2 decades. It's no surprise he has such powerful vocal ability. Immediately evoking emotion, his music is tangible and very relative to the human experience.