“No one is keeping score but you. You can go back and try your business or invention as many times as you want.”
Michael Paul Ziegfeld
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“You have a tremendous opportunity to be the most ‘you’. If you’re not willing to do that, there is no point in doing it.” Michael Paul Zeigfeld
Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown, Lisa Lampanelli, Wynonna, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles to become a headliner in over 40 countries along with television credits on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live & America’s Got Talent.
Michael Paul Ziegfeld is an actor, producer and author—but these titles almost don’t reflect Michael’s expansive work and experiences. Michael has a brilliant way of looking at life.
Michael’s film career includes motion pictures such as “27 Dresses” opposite Katherine Heigl, “The Ten” co-starring with Winona Ryder and Paul Rudd, and “The Ventriloquist” with Kevin Spacey.
Also lending his voice to Pixar, Jim Henson Productions and Disney and is well known for creating branded puppet characters including, “Nadia Coma: The World’s Oldest Gymnast” and MTV‘s “CJ and Peanut” as well as training casts of “The Lion King” and “Avenue Q”.
Michael’s published works include comedic editorials for USA Today, Huffington Post, LaughSpin and his all star book “Breaking Out of Show Business: What I Discovered by Not Being Discovered” (by Post Hill Publishing) can be found at numerous book outlets including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Behind the scenes Michael has provided script coverage or directing for ABC Digital, The Disney Channel, CBS Comedy Division, Robert DeNiro, Jenifer Hudson, Joshua Rush, Bradley Cooper, punched up jokes for David Letterman, Bill Maher, the Comedy Central Roasts and he has taught at UCLA, NYC, PACE, SAG-AFTRA’s Master Class and the Eugene O’Neil Conference.
Michael resides in Los Angeles and continues to work in movies, television and as a comedy writer & script and show consultant.
“He’s got something that audiences welcome. Charm & talent.”
ARTHUR NOVELL, PR Exec. – Markham/Novell & Dir. of The Jim Henson Foundation
“Funny, easy to work with and well versed. He did a great, great job.”
CHUCK FAWCETT, President – Animax Designs
Back to the Future
This was an AT&T Commercial where we flew the DeLorean through downtown LA.
I did effects.
And to all the geeks, I was the only one allowed inside!
“Michael Paul was the funniest show I’ve ever seen!!!”
Cristian Sariego, Atlantis Resorts
“Did that just really happen? That – was – hilarious. It was fantastic.”
“We knew he was one of the best comedians working. We were lucky to get him.” David Wain – Director, “The Ten”
“… such a pro and so fun to work with. The pleasure was all ours!”
Dana Brunetti, Executive Producer – Trigger Street Productions
You can find Michael Paul online:
THE NEW BOOK! www.amazon.com/dp/
“The quickest, funniest, non-fiction must read in a very long time.”
~ Ryan Jay, Critic – US Weekly & Fox Morning Blend