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Michael Lanning, billiespyder

Los Angeles, California

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Michael was one of the stars of the original Broadway cast of Frank Wildhorn's "The Civil War" and was featured as "The Preacher" in Wildhorn's "Bonnie And Clyde" in late 2011. He began performing in theater at the age of 9. With an extensive background and education in music and theater, Michael has been a featured performer in many theater companies, including Civic Light Opera in So. California, The Pasadena Playhouse, The La Jolla Playhouse, the legendary Junior University in the Inland Empire under one of his most beloved mentors, composer, arranger and pianist, William R. Dixon. From the time Michael was 9 to 17, he cut his theatrical teeth working with the likes of Darren McGavin, Milo O' Shea, Ruta Lee, Billy Barty, renowned Stage directors Laurence Kasha, Jack Bunch, Michael Dixon, and lead understudies for the hit Broadway musicals, The Sound Of Music and The Music Man. Michael has recorded and/or toured with many greats, including Fleetwood Mac, Donovan, Rockpile, Frank Wildhorn, Mike Post, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Larry Gatlin of Gatlin Bros. fame and George Harrison. His band, Jiva, was the first American act to be signed by the Harrison label, Dark Horse Records, where Harrison served as their executive producer. Jiva was also signed with Polydor records and released their second major label debut within 3 years, "Still Life". A songwriter and a music publisher, "Lanningsongs" have been recorded by producer/roots rock/guitar legend Dave Edmunds, The Stray Cats, French recording star Sylvie Vartan and many others. As a musician, Michael has mastered guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, drums and percussion, And, is a hunt and peck pianist. Sorry, Mom. Michael's distinctive yet versatile style has made him a top session vocalist for national television and radio commercials for over a decade. Commercial jingles include the national spots "Heartbeat Of America, Chevy truck"," Snickers, There's A Hunger Inside You", "We Build Excitement, Pontiac", "Honda, Come Ride", just to name a few. As an actor and singer his credits include Steven Bochco's "Coprock", "ER", "Thunder in Paradise", and "Baywatch" and many independent films, some we just won't mention here. For 6 years, from 2000 to 2005, Michael was a premier featured vocalist for The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, singing "Christmas Dreams" on the 2004 release of the third album in the Christmas trilogy, "The Lost Christmas Eve". For those of you who do not understand the reasoning behind this posting, Facebook is now a publicly traded entity. Unless you state otherwise, anyone can infringe on your right to privacy once you post to this site. It is recommended that you and other members post a similar notice as this, or you may copy and paste this version. If you do not post such a statement once, then you are indirectly allowing public use of items such as your photos and the information contained in your status updates. PRIVACY NOTICE: Warning - any person and/or institution and/or Agent and/or Agency of any governmental structure including but not limited to the United States Federal Government also using or monitoring/using this website or any of its associated websites, you do NOT have my permission to utilize any of my profile information nor any of the content contained herein including, but not limited to my photos, and/or the comments made about my photos or any other "picture" art posted on my profile. You are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this profile and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee , agent , student or any personnel under your direction or control. The contents of this profile are private and legally privileged and confidential information, and the violation of my personal privacy is punishable by law. UCC 1-103 1-308 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

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